Vocabulary 3

Building vocabulary
           Medical  English
Complete each of the following sentences with the letter of the correct answer:
1.   We’re hoping that the tests will show that the lump in your breast is __________.
2.   To prevent the spread of _____________ it is important that nurses wash their hands often.
3.   You will be happy to know that your _____________ is almost back to normal.
4.   My grandmother can’t knit anymore because the _____________ in her hands is so bad.
5.   High __________________ puts you at risk of having a heart attack.
6.   I carry an inhaler when I run because I have _____________.
7.   If you don’t get up and take a walk, you will develop painful _____________.
8.   I’ve made you an ______________ with a specialist in three week’s time.
9.   The _____________ ruled out a number of illnesses.
10.   ________________ have to answer questions about their medical history.
a.  appointment
b.  arthritis
c.  asthma
d.  bacteria
e.  bedsores
f.   benign
g.  biopsy
h.  blood count
i.    blood donors
j.    blood pressure
Word (part of speech)
a scheduled meeting with a medical professional
Appointment noun
a disease that causes the joints to become swollen and crippled
Arthritis noun
a condition that causes a blockage of the airway and makes it difficult for a person to breathe
asthma (attack) noun
a disease-causing organism
Bacteria  noun
wounds that develop on a patient’s body from lying in one place for too long
Bedsore  noun
not harmful (not cancerous)
Benign  adj
removal of human tissue in order to conduct certain medical tests
Biopsy  noun
the amount of red and white blood cells a person has
blood count noun
a person who gives blood to a blood bank or other person
blood donor  noun
the rate at which blood flows through the body (high/low)
blood pressure noun
Write your own sentences

1. benign
2. bacteria
3.  blood count 
4. arthritis
5. blood pressure 
6. asthma
7. bedsores
8. appointment
9. biopsy
10. Blood donors 

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