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CEFR C2 Vocabulary - Medicine

Here you will learn all the essential words for talking about Medicine, collected specifically for level C2 learners.

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CEFR C2 Vocabulary
biopsy
[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
[noun]
a flexible tube inserted into one's bladder, to drain and collect urine
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suture
[noun]
a stitch or series of stitches made to secure the edges of a wound or surgical opening
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ointment
[noun]
a substance, usually smooth and oily, rubbed on the skin for medical purposes
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draft
[noun]
a specific measure or quantity of liquid medication, typically prescribed for oral administration
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lozenge
[noun]
a sweet-flavored small and often lozenge-shaped tablet that dissolves in one's mouth, usually taken for sore throat
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prophylactic
[noun]
a preventive measure or substance, such as a medication or treatment, taken to protect against the occurrence of a disease or other unwanted health condition
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hypnotic
[noun]
a medication that induces sleep
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decongestant
[noun]
a type of medicine used when someone has a cold and a blocked nose to help them breath more easily
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anticoagulant
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a substance or medication that inhibits the clotting of blood
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analgesic
[noun]
a pain-relieving medication
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chiropractic
[noun]
a system of noninvasive therapy that involves pressing and moving a person's joints or spine
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homeopathy
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a medical system that treats the disease by administering substances that mimic the symptoms of those diseases in healthy persons
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antidote
[noun]
a substance that counteracts or controls the effects of a poison
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stethoscope
[noun]
a medical instrument used in auscultation for detecting sounds generated inside the body, such as heartbeat and breathing
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antiviral
[noun]
(of a drug) effective against viral infections caused by a virus
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prognosis
[noun]
a professional opinion regarding the likely course of an illness
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antipyretic
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a medication that reduces fever by lowering body temperature
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pathogenesis
[noun]
the mechanism by which a disease develops and progresses within the body
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neoplasia
[noun]
the abnormal growth of cells, leading to the formation of a tumor or mass, often associated with cancer
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metastasis
[noun]
the spread of cancer cells from one part to other body parts
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speculum
[noun]
a medical instrument used during the internal genitalia examination to dilate the opening of a body cavity
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amylase test
[noun]
a medical laboratory test used to measure amylase enzyme levels in blood or urine for diagnosing pancreatic conditions
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bronchodilator
[noun]
a medicine that helps open up the airways in the lungs for easier breathing
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thrombolysis
[noun]
a medical procedure that involves the administration of medication to dissolve blood clots
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arthroscopy
[noun]
a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows doctors to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint using a small camera and specialized instruments
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bronchoscopy
[noun]
a procedure to examine the airways and lungs using a flexible tube with a camera
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