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to tranquillize

to tranquillize

/tɹˈænkwɪlˌaɪz/
verb
to make a person or animal calm or unconscious using drugs, like sedatives

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anesthesia

anesthesia

/ˌænɪsˈθiʒə/
noun
the condition of losing one's sensation or awareness during surgery and other procedures, particularly by use of special drugs

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biopsy

biopsy

/ˈbaɪɑpsi/
noun
The process of removing and analyzing tissue from the body of a sick person to learn more about their condition

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catheter

catheter

/ˈkæθətɝ/
noun
a flexible tube inserted into one's bladder, to drain and collect urine

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chiropractor

chiropractor

/ˈkaɪɹəˌpɹæktɝ/
noun
someone who treats diseases or physical problems by pressing or manipulating joints in the body
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And so, I went to the chiropractor first.

My chiropractor I've had since 8th grade.

I just kept trying to go to the chiropractor's who still won't tell me information.

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diagnosis

diagnosis

/ˌdaɪəɡˈnoʊsəs/
noun
the identification of the nature and cause of an illness or other problem
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Always trying to figure out what our diagnosis is.

I had my diagnosis when I was 11.

It's about my diagnosis.

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to discharge

to discharge

/ˈdɪsˌtʃɑɹdʒ/, /dɪsˈtʃɑɹdʒ/
verb
to allow a patient to leave the hospital because they have recovered and no longer need to receive inpatient care

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to dress

to dress

/ˈdɹɛs/
verb
to clean the wound properly and apply bandages in order to promote healing and to protect it from further harm

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geriatric

geriatric

/ˌdʒɛɹiˈætɹɪk/
adjective
of or relating to or practicing geriatrics

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to immunize

to immunize

/ˈɪmjuˌnaɪz/
verb
to protect an animal or a person from a disease by vaccination

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intravenous

intravenous

/ˌɪntɹəˈvinəs/
adjective
within, administered into, taking place in, or connected to a vein

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ointment

ointment

/ˈɔɪntmənt/
noun
a substance, usually smooth and oily, rubbed on the skin for medical purposes

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outpatient

outpatient

/ˈaʊtˌpeɪʃənt/
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a patient who receives treatment in a hospital but does not remain there

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over-the-counter

over-the-counter

/ˌoʊvɚðəkˈaʊntɚ/
adjective
(of drugs and medicines) available for purchase without a physician's prescription

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pharmaceutical

pharmaceutical

/ˌfɑɹməˈsutɪkəɫ/
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related to the production, use, or sale of medicines

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restorative

restorative

/ɹəˈstɔɹətɪv/
adjective
able to promote or restore one's health or strength

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recuperation

recuperation

/ɹɪˌkupɝˈeɪʃən/
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the process or fact of regaining one's health or strength after a period of illness or injury

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sanitarium

sanitarium

/sˌænɪtˈɛɹiəm/
noun
an establishment or facility that treats people who have a chronic illness

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to stitch

to stitch

/ˈstɪtʃ/
verb
to join the edges of a wound together by a thread and needle

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to swab

to swab

/ˈswɑb/
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to clean, apply medication to, or remove liquid from a wound using a swab

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tourniquet

tourniquet

/ˈtɝˌnɪkɪt/
noun
a device, such as a bandage, piece of fabric, etc. that arrests bleeding by applying pressure to the wound

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hypodermic

hypodermic

/ˌhaɪpəˈdɝmɪk/
noun
a piston syringe with a long thin needle for injecting substances under the skin

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psychosis

psychosis

/saɪˈkoʊsəs/
noun
a severe mental condition in which the patient loses contact with external reality

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psychotic

psychotic

/ˌsaɪˈkɑtɪk/
adjective
(of a mental condition) affecting brain processes so severely that makes one unable to tell the difference between reality and fantasy

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neurosis

neurosis

/nʊˈɹoʊsəs/
noun
a mental condition that is not caused by organic disease in which one is constantly anxious, worried, and stressed

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acupressure

acupressure

/ˈækəpɹˌɛʃɚ/
noun
an alternative therapy in which pressure is put on specific parts of the body with hands and fingers

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acupuncture

acupuncture

/ˈækjuˌpəŋktʃɝ/
noun
a method of treatment in which thin needles are inserted in specific spots on the body, originated in China

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to amputate

to amputate

/ˈæmpjəˌteɪt/
verb
the removal of a limb or a part of it via surgical operatons due to being diseaed or badly damaged

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maladjusted

maladjusted

/ˌmæɫəˈdʒəstɪd/
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(of a person) characterized by being emotionally unstable and incapable of coping with the demands of a normal social environment

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mindfulness

mindfulness

/mˈaɪndfəlnəs/
noun
a mental state achieved by maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of someone's thoughts, feelings, etc., used as a therapeutic technique

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antidote

antidote

/ˈænɪˌdoʊt/, /ˈæntɪˌdoʊt/
noun
a chemical, particularly a drug that counteracts or controls the effects of a poison

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gynecology

gynecology

/ˌɡaɪnəˈkɑɫədʒi/
noun
the branch of medicine that is concerned with diseases that are specific to women, especially those that affect their reproductive organs

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rehab

rehab

/ɹihæb/
noun
‌the process of helping someone who has a problem with drugs or alcohol to lead a normal life again

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to infuse

to infuse

/ˌɪnˈfjuz/
verb
to slowly administer a drug or other substance through a needle or catheter into the bloodstream

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pediatrics

pediatrics

/ˌpidiˈætɹɪks/
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the branch of medicine that is concerned with children and their conditions

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to quarantine

to quarantine

/ˈkwɔɹənˌtin/
verb
to keep a person or animal into isolation for some time because they are ill, or might be, to prevent the spread of the disease

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to revive

to revive

/ɹiˈvaɪv/, /ɹɪˈvaɪv/
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to make a person become conscious again

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to soothe

to soothe

/ˈsuð/
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to reduce the severity of a pain

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dosage

dosage

/ˈdoʊsədʒ/, /ˈdoʊsɪdʒ/
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a prescribed amount of medicine that is taken regularly

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psychoanalysis

psychoanalysis

/ˌsaɪkoʊəˈnæɫəsəs/, /ˌsaɪkoʊəˈnæɫɪsɪs/
noun
a method of therapy used for mental conditions which consists of the patient opening up about their past and feelings in order to find the reason for their illness

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