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anatomy
the scientific study of the body and how its parts are arranged
cell biology
the scientific study of the natural processes of living things, focusing on the smallest basic units of a plant or animal
check-up
a medical examination to test your general state of health
clinical
connected with medical work or the treatment of ill people
dermatology
the scientific study of the skin and its diseases
disability
an illness, injury, or condition that makes it difficult for someone to do the things that other people do
functioning
describes something that is working as it should
to get over
to get better after an illness
high point
describes a point in an event or a period of time which contains the most interesting and exciting moments
inability
lack of ability to do something
informal
not formal or official
to inspire
to make someone feel that they want to do something and can do it
to investigate
to examine a problem, crime, statement, etc carefully
to misdiagnose
to be wrong about the type of illness or medical condition a patient has
module
one of the units that together make a course of study
neuroscience
the study of the structure and diseases of the brain and all the nerves in the body
occasional
not happening or done often or regularly
on duty
at work, doing your job
operating theatre
a room in which surgical operations are performed
to overlook
to fail to notice or consider something
to persist
to continue to exist
practising
actively involved in a job
to put on weight
to become heavier; to gain weight
supplementary
extra
surgery
the treatment of injuries or diseases in people or animals by cutting open the body and removing or repairing the damaged part
time-intensive
using or needing a lot of time
treatment
the use of drugs, exercises, etc. to cure a person of an illness or injury
unaware
not understanding or realising something
uptight
worried or nervous and not able to relax
ward
one of the parts or large rooms into which a hospital is divided, usually with beds for patients