Vocabulary 7

Building vocabulary
           Medical  English
Complete each of the following sentences with the letter of the correct answer:
1.   The disease is part _____________ and part environmental.
2.   Her ______________ went away when she started eating better.
3.   I broke out in _____________ after I ate that potato casserole.
4.   People who smoke are at greater risk of having a ______________.
5.   He is very _____________, and his temperature is near danger point.
6.   People who have the ___________ should not visit hospital patients.
7.   Your wrist is _________________ and needs a cast.
8.   Flowers are not allowed in the ward to avoid the risk of ____________ being brought in.
9.   That _________________ on your shoulder is starting to worry me.
10.   _______________ can be passed down from the mother to her fetus.
a.  feverish
b.  flu
c.  fractured
d.  germs
e.  genetic
f.   growth
g.  heart attack
h.  HIV
i.    hives
j.    illness
Word (part of speech)
higher than normal body temperature
fever noun
feverish adj
many types of respiratory or intestinal infections passed on through a virus
flu (influenza) noun
broken or cracked bone
fracture noun
fractured adj
a micro-organism, especially one that causes disease
germ noun
a medical condition or physical feature that is passed on in the family
genetic adj
a ball of tissue that grows bigger than normal, either on or under the skin
growth noun
instance in which blood stops pumping through the heart
heart attack noun
the virus that infects the human T-cells and leads to AIDS
HIV  noun
bumps that appear on the surface of the skin during an allergic reaction
hives noun
general term for any condition that makes a person feel sick for a certain period of time
illness noun / ill adj
Write your own sentences

1. genetic
2. illness
3.  hives
4. heart attack
5. feverish,
6. flu
7. fractured 
8. germs
9. growth
10. HIV

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