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GP (General Practitioner)
a doctor who gives medical treatment to people that live in a particular area.
specialist
a doctor who knows a lot about one area of medicine.
surgeon
is a doctor who does operations.
surgery
1) a building or an office where you can go and ask a GP or a dentist for medical advice; 2) a medical operation
operating theatre
the place where you have an operation.
asthma
is an illness which makes it difficult for you to breathe.
A&E (Accidents and Emergencies)
the part of a hospital where you go if you have an emergency
allergic to
having an allergy to
ward
a big room with beds in a hospital where patients receive medical treatment.
prescription
a piece of paper which the doctor gives you so that you can get the medicine you need.
infection
a disease in part of your body which is caused by bacteria or a virus.
suffer from
to have an illness or other health problem that gives you pain
runny nose
when your nose produces liquid all the time, usually when you have a cold, a rash
blocked-up nose
when you can’t breathe through your nose.
wheezy
when you breathe noisily and with difficulty, particularly when you have asthma or an allergy
hay fever
an illness with symptoms similar to a cold that is caused by flowers or grass in the spring and summer.
diarrhoea
when you have to go to the toilet all the time.
sneeze
when you blow air down through your nose suddenly; for example when you have a cold.
throw up
(informal) be sick, vomit.
food poisoning
when you eat some food that is bad and makes you ill.
heal
get better (for cuts, injuries, etc.)
treat
give medical attention
scar
a mark on your skin after a cut
mixture
a number of different things put together
remedy
a medicine
cure
make sb feel better when they have an illness
recover
to feel better after an illness
beat
when your heart ____s, it makes regular movements and sounds