illness and health

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1. Among the people professionally involved in the medical field are (doctors who operate), (experts in a particular branch of medicine), (general/family doctors), (people who assist women during childbirth), (people who prepare and sell medicines), (people who massage and treat muscular disorders), (people involved in the study and treatment of mental illness), (people involved in the study of the mind and how it functions), (senior nurses), (women in charge of the nurses in a hospital) and (animal doctors).
2. A patient who receives treatment at a hospital, but does not stay there overnight is called an .
3. A is a person who always believes that he is ill.
4. The first place that accident victims are taken when they arrive at the hospital is the department.
5. Operations are performed in an .
6. The place where doctors have their consulting rooms is called a doctor's .
7. people cannot see; people cannot hear; people cannot speak.
8. A person is one who cannot perform certain physical or mental activities.
9. A separate part or room in a hospital for a particular group of patients (e.g. children, maternity) is called a .
10. A small privately-owned hospital is called a .
11. When a person cannot walk, we say he/she is .
12. Some people, when they need to have an injection or (lose consciousness).
13. You can say a person becomes ill or ill; and gets a cold or a cold.
14. When someone has been ill and then his/her condition begins to improve we say he is getting better or .
15. Common child diseases include (a disease characterised by fever and the outbreak of red spots all over the body), (a disease characterised by swollen glands below the ears), and (a disease characterised by mild fever and itchy red spots on the skin). Other common ailments include colds, (a virus which causes fever and muscular pain), high or low (pressure of the blood on the arteries), (an allergy caused by pollen and dust), (an intense headache causing nausea), (sleeplessness) and (stiffening of the muscles and joints).
16. Lung-related diseases include , and .
17. Some of the symptoms of colds and flu are (clearing the nose), (drawing up liquids in the nose), (clearing the throat), (inflamed) throat and (hurting) limbs and joints.
18. The injuries that, for instance, sportsmen and women suffer while practising their sports include (twisted) ankles, (injured) muscles, broken legs, (injuries caused by a blow, which discolours but does not break the skin), (bubble-like swellings under the skin caused, for example, by wearing the wrong-sized shoe), (sudden, painful tightening of the muscles) and (injuries typified by scraped-off skin).
19. diseases are ailments which can be transmitted from one person to another by touch.
20. A friend of mine is to (affected by) cats, and breaks out in a (contracts small red spots on the skin) whenever he has contact with them.
21. Among the various medicines and medical aids people use to cure themselves of their ailments are (drugs which calm people down), (pain-killers), (preparations used to clean wounds of germs), (drugs used to remove the sense of feeling, i.e. of feeling pain, heat, cold etc.), (cloth supports slung around the neck to support broken arms etc.), (sticks to aid walking) and (chairs with wheels for people who cannot walk).
22. A gentle way of saying 'to die' is to say 'to .
23. What we say to people when they are ill is, .