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Specialised Vocabulary


Exercise # 1

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  1. The organ in the body that produces insulin and substances which help to digest food so that it can be used by the body is called the .


  2. The line of bones down the centre of the back that provide support for the body and protect the spinal cord is called the .


  3. A piece of medical equipment which has two tubes fixed to a small disc which is put onto a patient's chest or back to listen to the heart or lungs is called a .


  4. The long tube through which food travels from the stomach and out of the body while it is being digested is called the .


  5. Red cells, white cells and plasma are found in .


  6. Measles and Mumps are two examples of infectious .


  7. The two organs in the chest with which people and some animals breathe are called


  8. You can examine very small objects with a .


  9. Sir Alexander Fleming penicillin.


  10. You need a to measure temperature.


Exercise # 2

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  1. The carries air from the throat to the bronchial tubes.


  2. The organ that sends the blood around the body is called the


  3. The pain caused in the region of the stomach by the stomach not correctly breaking down food is called


  4. The organ in the body of a woman or other female mammal in which a baby develops before birth is called the


  5. An infectious illness which is like a very bad cold, but which causes a fever is called


  6. A drug made from opium which is used in medicine to kill pain and help people to sleep is


  7. A very small organism, smaller than a bacterium, which causes disease in humans, animals and plants is called a . Examples of _________ include chicken pox, flu, and HIV.


  8. The cutting open and examination of a dead body in order to discover the cause of death is an


  9. is to give a weak form of a disease to someone usually by injection.


  10. When you feel the sensation of a lot of sharp points being put quickly and lightly into your body this is known as a