Today we will learn about some other words that are used to describe medical conditions.
You can review the first lesson here englishtips4u.com/2018/05/06/engvocab-medical-conditions/
- Virulent: a disease or poison that is extremely severe or harmful in its effect.
E.g. “The epidemic was caused by a particularly virulent germ.”
- Strangulated: an organ or other part inside the body has become tightly pressed, blocking the flow of blood or air through it.
E.g. “He was suffering from a strangulated hernia.”
- Suspected: the doctors are not sure yet about the real medical conditions.
E.g. “He has a suspected broken leg.”
- Sytemic: the disease is affecting the entire body.
E.g. “My uncle has a systemic vascular disease.”
- Terminal: an incurable disease that will cause someone to die.
E.g. “My grandpa has terminal lung cancer.”
- Refractory: the disease doesn’t respond to the treatment.
E.g. “The dog has refractory parasite dermatitis.”
- Self-induced: a medical condition that you cause yourself.
E.g. “The anorexics do self-induced vomiting.”
- Sporadic: a disease that occurs occasionally, rarely, without regularity.
E.g. “They found a sporadic human infection with swine influenza.”
- Perforated: a hole in part of your body caused by an accident or disease.
E.g. “A broken ribs perforated into his lung.”
- Psychosomatic: the disease is related to the mind-body interrelationship.
E.g. “Children are just as susceptible to psychosomatic conditions as adults.”