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VOCABULARY

 

(Updated on 29/03/2016)




  • What Is a Doctor?
    "Exactly what does doctor mean, and who can call himself or herself a doctor, and who can’t?
    A discussion of the term and its origins and parameters follows..."

    (dailywritingtips.com)
  • At the doctor - Dialogues and Vocabulary List
    Important words with examples
    Useful expressions
    Common illnesses
    Medicine, medical supplies and tools
    Specialists
    What to say at the doctor?
    At the dentist’s
    At the chemist’s
    (myenglishteacher.eu)

 

  • ABBREVIATIONS :

 

    • CPR = Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
      "is an emergency procedure for people in cardiac arrest  or, in some circumstances, respiratory arrest
      ."
      (Wikipedia)

     

    • GP = abbr. general practitioner
      Example : "Obese visit GP more often than smokers, researchers say." (BBC)
      See MORE meanings for abbreviations : GP
      (answers.com)

     

    • STDs :
      Sexually transmitted diseases (also called STDs, or STIs for sexually transmitted infections) "are infections that can be transferred from one person to another through sexual contact."
      (epigee.org)

 

 

  • Period : "Common usage refers to menstruation and menses as a period. Aside from its biological purpose, this bleeding serves as a sign that a woman has not become pregnant."
    (Wikipedia)

 

  • PANDEMIC / EPIDEMIC / ENDEMIC :

    • Pandemic:
      "An epidemic (a sudden outbreak) that becomes very widespread and affects a whole region, a continent, or the world..."
      (medterms.com)

      Pandemic
      = "an epidemic of infectious disease that is spreading through human populations across a large region; for instance a continent, or even worldwide."

      (Wikipedia)

    • An epidemic
      "affects more than the expected number of cases of disease occurring in a community or region during a given period of time.
      A sudden severe outbreak within a region or a group as, for example, AIDS in Africa or AIDS in intravenous drug users."

      (medterms.com)

    • An endemic
      "is present in a community at all times but in low frequency.
      An endemic is continuous as in the case of malaria in some areas of the world or as with illicit drugs in some neighborhoods."
      (medterms.com)



  • DISEASES :

    • Rabies
      Fast Facts | The Virus | Animals | Warning Signs | Vaccination | Prevention | Statistics | Activities | Games
      (cdc.gov)




      Rabies (Wikipedia)

      Bringing pets to the UK (gov.uk)

    • Tinnitus = "a ringing or booming sensation in one or both ears" (dictionary.kids.net.au)

      Tinnitus
      (Wikipedia)



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  • Study - At the doctor's - vocabulary with pictures - with interactive exercises
    Click on 2nd year - Intermediate (on the left)
    (learnenglish.be)

 

  • Science ... not science fiction
    "There could come a day when you can swallow a tiny robot,
    and it will travel through your bloodstream to repair what ails you..."

    (cnn.com)


  • illnesses and health - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.

  • dental care - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.






  • Microbe Zoo
    DirtLand | Animal Pavilion | Snack Bar | Space Adventure | WaterWorld
    "Discover the many worlds of hidden microbes"

    (commtechlab.msu.edu)