Health Is Wealth

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Essential Vocabulary for the GRE - Health Is Wealth

Essential Vocabulary for the GRE
anaerobicadjective

(of physical exercise) involving short and intense physical activities, such as sprints and weightlifting, during which oxygen demand surpasses oxygen supply

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circulation
circulationnoun

the flow and movement of blood around and in all parts of the body

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to flourishverb

to grow or develop in a healthy and successful way

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immunitynoun

(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

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regimennoun

a set of instructions given to someone regarding what they should eat or do to maintain or restore their health

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strenuousadjective

characterized by or performed with much energy or force

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radiancenoun

an attractive combination of good health and happiness

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social distancing
social distancingnoun

‌the practice of keeping a safe distance between yourself and other people in order to prevent the spread of disease

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handicappedadjective

suffering from a physical or mental disability that limits the function of the mind and body, as a result of a permanent injury, illness, etc.

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impairmentnoun

a state or condition in which a part of one's body or brain does not work properly

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quadriplegicnoun

a person who is paralyzed from neck down

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paraplegianoun

a type of paralysis that affects the legs and the lower body as the result of spinal cord damage

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hard of hearingphrase

unable to hear properly

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abnormalitynoun

‌an unusual feature in someone's body or behavior that may be harmful, caused by duplication or deletion of a single gene

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withdrawalnoun

the sudden cut back on or discontinuation of drug taking

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viraladjective

of, related to, or caused by a virus or viruses

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virulentadjective

infectious; having the ability to cause disease

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unconsciousness
unconsciousnessnoun

the state of not being awake or aware of one's surroundings

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affliction
afflictionnoun

a state of pain, suffering, or discomfort

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agony
agonynoun

severe physical or mental pain

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terminaladjective

(of an illness) having no cure and gradually leading to death

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septicadjective

(of a body part or wound) infected by harmful bacteria

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traumanoun

a physical injury

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seizurenoun

a sudden and painful attack caused by an illness

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aggressiveadjective

(of sickness or disease) tending to spread in a rapid manner

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bedridden
bedriddenadjective

having to stay in bed, usually for a long time, due to illness or injury

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chronicadjective

(of an illness) difficult to cure and long-lasting

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comatoseadjective

being in a state of coma or relating to coma

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to succumbverb

to die as a result of a disease or injury

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remissionnoun

a period during which a patient's condition improves and the symptoms seem less severe

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pathogen
pathogennoun

any organism that can cause disease

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outbreaknoun

the unexpected start of something terrible, such as a disease or war

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nauseousadjective

feeling as if one is likely to vomit

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maladynoun

any physical problem that might put one's health in danger

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hereditaryadjective

(of a disease or characteristic) able to be passed on to a child through the genes of its parents

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fracturenoun

a crack or break in a bone or other hard substance

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flatulentadjective

(of a person) suffering from an excessive amount of gas in the alimentary canal

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to exacerbateverb

make worse

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emaciation
emaciationnoun

extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

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deliriumnoun

a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations

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