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English Vocabulary about Health and Disease

Published on January 14th, 2019 | Last updated on September 3rd, 2020 by | Category: English Vocabulary in Context | 4 Comments on English Vocabulary about Health and Disease | 120 Views | Reading Time: 9 minutes

English Vocabulary about Health and Disease

English Vocabulary about Health and Disease

Afflict

It is an illness which afflicts women more than men.


Cancer

He died of liver cancer.


Chiropractor

Finally, our local chiropractor could treat my chronic backache.


Contagious

Flu is a common contagious disease, especially in the winter.


Cure-all

a cure-all wonder drug


Emaciated

There were pictures of emaciated children on the cover of the magazine.


Epidemic

Hundreds of people died on that island due to an epidemic of a viral disease.


Fatal

This illness is fatal in almost all cases.


Fatigue

She was suffering from fatigue and a stress-related illness.


Gaunt

Her face was gaunt and grey.


Lithe

He had the lithe, athletic body of a ballet dancer.


Malady

Apathy is one of the maladies of modern society.


Malignant

Is the tumor malignant or benign?


Malnutrition

Many of the refugees are suffering from severe malnutrition.


Medication

In the study, patients were taken off their usual medications.


Mortal

a mortal injury/illness


Narcotic

The physician prescribed me some narcotic to deal with my acute pain.


Neurotic

She’s neurotic about her weight – she weighs herself three times a day.


Nourish

Young children should be properly nourished to grow well and healthy.


Obese

Among his 5 underweight siblings, Alex seems rather obese.


Obesity

There has been an epidemic of childhood obesity in modern societies.


Palliate

Chosen carefully, the oil may not only palliate but also cure the condition. 


Panacea

Technology is not a panacea for all our problems.


Patient

I’m a patient of Dr. Stephens, please could I make an appointment to see her?


Physician

The physician prescribed me some medication for my disease.


Psychotherapy

I could successfully overcome my chronic depression through five sessions of psychotherapy.


Rehabilitate

It was attempted to rehabilitate the severely traumatized patient.


Revive
My plants revived as soon as I gave them some water.

Salubrious

the less salubrious area near the docks


Succumb

Thousands of cows have succumbed to the disease in the past few months.


Therapy

speech therapy


Undernourished

Many of the children are undernourished and suffering from serious diseases.


Vaccinate

The children were vaccinated against the major childhood diseases.


Well-being

People doing yoga benefit from an increased feeling of well-being.

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