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Essential Words Needed for the GRE - Health Is Wealth

Here you will learn some English words about health, such as "regimen", "viral", "trauma", etc. that are needed for the GRE exam.

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Essential Words Needed for the GRE
anaerobic
[adjective]
(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
[noun]
the flow and movement of blood around and in all parts of the body
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to flourish
[verb]
to grow or develop in a healthy and successful way
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immunity
[noun]
the situation in which the body can shield itself against a disease
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regimen
[noun]
a set of instructions given to someone regarding what they should eat or do to maintain or restore their health
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strenuous
[adjective]
performed with a lot of energy
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radiance
[noun]
a happy, glowing look from being really healthy and feeling great on the inside
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social distancing
[noun]
‌the practice of keeping a safe distance between yourself and other people in order to prevent the spread of disease
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handicapped
[adjective]
having a physical or mental condition that limits one's movements, senses, or activities
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impairment
[noun]
a state or condition in which a part of one's body or brain does not work properly
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quadriplegic
[noun]
a person who is paralyzed from neck down
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paraplegia
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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 hearing
[phrase]
unable to hear properly
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abnormality
[noun]
‌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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withdrawal
[noun]
the sudden cut back on or discontinuation of drug taking
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viral
[adjective]
of, related to, or caused by a virus or viruses
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virulent
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(of a disease) able to make one sick
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unconsciousness
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the state of not being awake or aware of one's surroundings
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affliction
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a state of pain, suffering, or discomfort
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agony
[noun]
severe physical or mental pain
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terminal
[adjective]
(of an illness) having no cure and gradually leading to death
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septic
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(of a body part or wound) infected by harmful bacteria
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trauma
[noun]
a physical injury
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seizure
[noun]
a sudden and painful attack caused by an illness
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aggressive
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(of sickness or disease) tending to spread in a rapid manner
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bedridden
[adjective]
having to stay in bed, usually for a long time, due to illness or injury
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chronic
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(of an illness) difficult to cure and long-lasting
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comatose
[adjective]
being in a state of coma or relating to coma
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to succumb
[verb]
to die as a result of a disease or injury
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remission
[noun]
a period during which a patient's condition improves and the symptoms seem less severe
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pathogen
[noun]
any organism that can cause disease
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outbreak
[noun]
the unexpected start of something terrible, such as a disease
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nauseous
[adjective]
feeling as if one is likely to vomit
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malady
[noun]
any physical problem that might put one's health in danger
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hereditary
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(of a disease or characteristic) able to be passed on to a child through the genes of its parents
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fracture
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a crack or break in a bone or other hard substance
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flatulent
[adjective]
(of a person) suffering from an excessive amount of gas in the alimentary canal
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to exacerbate
[verb]
to intensify a bad condition, situation, or emotion
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emaciation
[noun]
the state of being exceedingly thin; often due to not eating enough or being sick
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delirium
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a state of confusion or happiness that makes one say or do crazy things
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