Topic Specific Vocabulary Health

by | Apr 8, 2020 | Health, Vocabulary

Topic Specific Vocabulary Health

Health Vocabulary Related Vocabs – 

  • checkup – doctor’s examination to ensure that you are healthy.
  • sore throat – pain in the throat.
  • epidemic – a disease affecting a disproportionately large number of individuals within the population/community.
  • Pandemic – (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.
  • Endemic – (of a disease or condition) regularly found among particular people or in a certain area.
  • diagnose – to recognize a disease or illness.
  • deterioration – – the process of something getting worse.
  • chronic – existing frequently or most of the time.
  • infect – to cause somebody to become affected by a disease.
  • recover – return to normal condition, or get back from being ill.
  • symptoms – a physical or mental feature which is regarded as indicating a condition of disease, particularly such a feature that is apparent to the patient. or an indication of the existence of something, especially of an undesirable situation.
  • onset of symptoms – when your symptoms become noticeable.
  • preventing something – to act ahead of something that is unwanted.
  • vaccine – an injection to protect against a particular disease.
  • ambulance – a vehicle that takes sick people to the hospital, especially in case of emergency.
  • emergency – a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate treatment or resolution.
  • fatigue – – a state of being very tired and exhausted.
  • to feel poorly – feel bad or sick.
  • to have a filling – have your tooth fixed when you have a dental caries.
  • to have a tooth out – to have your tooth pulled out.
  • a heavy cold – a bad/severe cold.
  • to make a speedy recovery – to recover fast.
  • immediate action – emergency measures, first aid.
  • to perform surgery on – to operate.

Medicines Related Vocabs – 

  • eye drops – liquid substance used for eye treatment.
  • syringe – a device made of a hollow tube and a needle that is used to force fluids into or take fluids out of the body.
  • a dose of medicine – a dose of a substance that is used in treating a disease or relieving pain and that is usually in the form of a pill or a liquid.
  • pill – a small, rounded object that you swallow and that contains medicine, vitamins, etc.
  • shot/injection – the act or process of forcing a liquid medicine or drug into someone or something by using a special needle.
  • painkiller – a drug that decreases or removes pain that you feel in your body.
  • antibiotics – a drug that is used to kill harmful bacteria and to cure infections.
  • remedy – a medicine or treatment that relieves pain or cures a usually minor illness.

Doctors Related Vocabs – 

  • ophtalmologist – a doctor who studies and treats problems and diseases of the eye.
  • dentist – a person whose job is to care for people’s teeth.
  • general practitioner – a doctor whose work is not limited to a special area/a person who is not a specialist.
  • nurse – a person who is trained to care for sick or injured people and who usually works in a hospital or doctor’s office.
  • surgeon – a doctor who performs operations that involve cutting into someone’s body in order to repair or remove damaged or diseased parts, or a doctor who performs surgery.

Illnesses – 

  • Asthma – a physical condition that makes it difficult for someone to breathe.
  • bronchitis – an illness in which your bronchial tubes become sore or damaged and you cough a lot.
  • cancer – a serious disease caused by cells that are not normal and that can spread to one or many parts of the body.
  • cold – a common illness that affects the nose, throat, and eyes and that usually causes coughing, sneezing, etc..
  • flu (influenza) – a common disease that is caused by a virus and that causes fever, weakness, body aches, and breathing problems.
  • cough – a physical condition or illness that causes someone to cough.
  • diabetes – a serious disease in which the body cannot properly control the amount of sugar in your blood because it does not have enough insulin.
  • disease – an illness that affects a person, animal, or plant/a condition that prevents the body or mind from working normally.
  • Fatigue – the state of being very tired/extreme weariness.
  • food poisoning – sickness caused by bacteria or chemicals in food.
  • fracture – the result of breaking something/a crack or break/especially.
  • fever – a disease that causes an increase in body temperature.
  • heart attack – a sudden painful and dangerous condition in which your heart stops beating properly.
  • heart stroke – a heart condition caused by the interruption of the flow of blood to the brain (ischemic stroke) or the rupture of blood vessels in the brain (hemorrhagic stroke).
  • infection – a disease caused by germs that enter the body.
  • insomnia – the condition of not being able to sleep.
  • cuts – a wound on a person’s body that is made by something sharp.
  • bruises – a dark and painful area on your skin that is caused by an injury.

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