Get Well Soon!

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Essential Vocabulary for the GRE - Get Well Soon!

Essential Vocabulary for the GRE
to tranquillizeverb

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

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anesthesianoun

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

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biopsynoun

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

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catheternoun

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

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chiropractornoun

someone who treats diseases or physical problems by pressing or manipulating joints in the body

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diagnosis
diagnosisnoun

the identification of the nature and cause of an illness or other problem

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to dischargeverb

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 dressverb

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

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geriatricadjective

of or relating to or practicing geriatrics

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to immunizeverb

to protect an animal or a person from a disease by vaccination

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intravenous
intravenousadjective

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

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ointmentnoun

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

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outpatient
outpatientnoun

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

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over-the-counteradjective

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

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pharmaceutical
pharmaceuticaladjective

related to the production, use, or sale of medicines

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restorativeadjective

able to promote or restore one's health or strength

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recuperation
recuperationnoun

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

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sanitariumnoun

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

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to stitchverb

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

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to swabverb

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

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tourniquet
tourniquetnoun

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

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hypodermic
hypodermicnoun

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

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psychosisnoun

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

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psychoticadjective

(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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neurosisnoun

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

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acupressurenoun

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

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acupuncture
acupuncturenoun

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

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to amputateverb

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

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maladjustedadjective

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

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mindfulnessnoun

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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antidotenoun

a chemical, particularly a drug that counteracts or controls the effects of a poison

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gynecologynoun

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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rehabnoun

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

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to infuseverb

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

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pediatricsnoun

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

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to quarantineverb

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 reviveverb

to make a person become conscious again

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to sootheverb

to reduce the severity of a pain

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dosagenoun

a prescribed amount of medicine that is taken regularly

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psychoanalysis
psychoanalysisnoun

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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