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Faculty of Human Medicine

DISEASE:
ITS SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENTS

Subject : Medical English

Professor : Rosa Gonzales

Student : Arrelucea Delgado Manuel

Cycle : III

2010

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HOMEWORK

Complete the following dialogue by using some of the 20 special terms


defined in this chapter.

DR. HANSON: Good morning, Janet. What brings you in to see me today?

JANET:I don’t know what’s wrong, but I sure have a lot ofsymptom
_________ s.
My head hurts, I have a pain in my ear, and I’m very tired.

DR. HANSON: feber


Did you take your temperature? Do you have a ___________?

JANET:My temperature is normal. But I still think I have some sort of


Infection
___________

DR. HANSON: acute


Well, since you have a______________ sinus condition, I
wouldn’t be surprised. Let me have a look at you. (After the
physical exam) Janet, you have a sinus infection and middle - ear
prescription
infection. I’m going to give you a ______________for some
antibiotics

JANET:Can you give me something for the pain, too?

DR. HANSON: addictive


Well, I try to avoid prescribing _____________drugs. Just take
some extra - strength Tylenol or aspirin. That should be strong
enough to keep you comfortable until the antibiotics give you
some relief.

JANET:Thank you, doctor. You’re a nice person, but I do hope I won’t

have to see you again for a while.

DR. HANSON: No such luck, Janet. I want to see you again in ten days to be sure
cure
that we’ve managed to _______________you.

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CHECKING COMPREHENSION

A. Put an X through the words that don’t belong in the groups below.

1. A drug
Penicillin parasite aspirin digitalis dysentery

2. A disease
Nausea anemia cancer virus strep throat

3. A medical treatment
Nausea medication surgery syndrome drug

4. Pathogens
Bacteria viruses narcotics parasites fungi

5. Information used to make a diagnosis


Symptoms medical history treatment prescription

6. A symptom
Anemia fevers cough cure immunity

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B. Reread the paragraphs whose numbers are given in brackets. Then
underline the correct word or phrase to complete each sentence.

1. The expression treatment of choice means


(a) the patient´s choice
(b) the doctor´s choice

2. A tentative diagnosis is made


(a) after all relevant medical facts are known
(b) before all the relevant facts are known.

3. If you have had German measles, then you won´t get the disease
again because you have
(a) an acquired immunity to it
(b) a natural immunity to it.

4. In sentence 2, the word potent means


(a) ineffective.
(b) very strong.

5. Gargling with salt water and sucking on lozenges can


(a) cure the common cold
(b) relieve discomfort caused by some of the symptoms.

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