[Medicine] Complete the Sentences Using Correct Parts of Speech

Medicine

There are 20 nouns connected with medicine in the box below. Use them to complete the sentences – in some cases you will need to make them plural.

accident * allergy * ambulance * biopsy * consent * course * examination * excess * exercise * injection * intake * overdose * paroxysm * progress * rash * recurrence * surgery * tendency * treatment * vaccination

1. He developed an __________ to penicillin.

2. He suffered _______________ of coughing in the night.

3. She went into a coma after an _______________ of heroin.

4. The patient will need plastic _______________ to remove the scars he received in the accident.

5. She took a _______________ of steroid treatment.

6. He had a _______________ of a fever which he had caught in the tropics.

7. There is a _______________ to obesity in her family.

8. From the _______________ of the X-ray photographs, it seems that the tumour has not spread.

9. The doctor gave him an _______________ to relieve the pain.

10. He doesn’t take enough _______________: that’s why he’s fat.

11. The injured man was taken away in an _______________.

12. She was advised to reduce her _______________ of sugar.

13. The _______________ of the tissue from the growth showed that it was benign.

14. The parents gave their _______________ for their son’s heart to be used in the transplant operation.

15. The doctors seem pleased that she has made such good _______________ since her operation.

16. This is a new _______________ for heart disease.

17. Her body could not cope with an _______________ of blood sugar.

18. Three people were injured in the _______________ on the motorway.

19. _______________ is mainly given against cholera, diphtheria, rabies, smallpox, tuberculosis and typhoid.

20. She had a high temperature and then broke out in a _______________ .

Answers: 

  1. allergy
  2. paroxysms
  3. overdose
  4. surgery
  5. course
  6. recurrence
  7. tendency
  8. examination
  9. injection
  10. exercise
  11. ambulance
  12. intake
  13. biopsy
  14. consent
  15. progress
  16. treatment
  17. excess
  18. accident
  19. vaccination
  20. rash
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