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Medical English Exercise | Topic: English for Doctors/Patients/Health 7

Whether you're a doctor or a patient, this exercise will make communication easier by teaching you the right medical/health-related vocabulary. Although it's meant for ESL students, it'll be useful to anyone who wants to practice this specialized vocabulary.

(Choose the best response for each one)

1. Is "pulse" the same as "heart rate"?
  only in Australia

2. You're a little __________________________. You have to lose about 10 pounds.
  really fat

3. There's not much I can tell you until we get __________________________ (from the lab).
  your tests over
  your tests have returned
  your tests back

4. Depression is often caused by a chemical deficiency or __________________________ ( = improper proportion of several chemical elements).

5. It hurts when I __________________________ ( = urinate).

6. Don't worry, it's only a __________________________ cut. It's not serious.

7. Cough, fever, and bruises are examples of minor __________________________ that people commonly suffer.

8. I feel cold. = I have the __________________________.

9. If your nose or sinuses become congested, or __________________________, a decongestant medicine may help you.

10. The doctor game me some __________________________ of the antibiotic.
  no-charge examples
  free examples
  free samples

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