BRITISH someone who works in a chemist's shoppreparing and selling medicines
(of an illness, infection, etc.) to disappear
Has your rash cleared up yet?
examine /ɪɡˈzæmən/ v.
to look at someone or something closely, to see if there is anything wrong or to find the cause of a problem
The doctor examined her but could find nothing wrong.
pulse /pʌls/ n.
the regular beat of blood as it is sent around the body, which can be felt in different places, especially on the inside part of the wrist; the number of times the blood beats in a minute
a strong/weak pulse
The doctor took/felt my pulse.
an examination of something, especially a medical one to make sure that you are healthy
a medical/dental/routine/thorough check-up医疗/牙科/常规/彻底检查
tablet /ˈtæblət/ n.=pill
a small, round, solid piece of medicine that you swallow
an aspirin tablet
Take two tablets with water before meals.
liquid medicine that you take for a cough
drugs (in America/Britain)
Americans talk about drugs instead of tablet or pills. In Britain drugs usually mean heroin,cocaine etc. In the United States a chemist's is called a drugstore.
heroin /ˈhɛroʊən/ n.
a powerful illegal drug made from morphine, that some people take for pleasure and can become addicted to
a heroin addict
morphine /ˈmɔrfin/ n.
a powerful drug that is made from opium and used to reduce pain
Cancer patients are often prescribed increasing doses of morphine.
opium /ˈoʊpiəm/ n.
a powerful drug made from the juice of a type of poppy (= a kind of flower), used in the past in medicines to reduce pain and help people sleep. Some people take opium illegally for pleasure and can become addicted to it.
the opium trade鴉片貿易
a wild or garden plant, with a large delicate flower that is usually red, and small black seeds. opium is obtained from one type of poppy
prescribe /prɪˈskraɪb/ v.
to tell someone to take a particular medicine or have a particular treatment; to write a prescription for a particular medicine, etc.開藥方
Valium is usually prescribed to treat anxiety.
Valium /ˈvæliəm/ n.
a drug used to reduce anxiety
anxiety /æŋˈzaɪət̮i/ n.
the state of feeling nervous or worried that something bad is going to happen 焦慮
Waiting for exam results is a time of great anxiety.
dietitian =dietician /ˌdaɪəˈtɪʃn/ n.
a person whose job is to advise people on what kind of food they should eat to keep healthy
a person whose job is to test people's eyes and to recommend and sell glasses眼鏡商；配鏡師
optometrist /ɑpˈtɑmətrɪst/ n.
a person whose job is to examine people's eyes for medical conditions and to find out if they need glasses 驗光師
physical therapist n.
a person whose job is to give patients physical therapy 物理治療師
therapy /ˈθɛrəpi/ n.
the treatment of a physical problem or an illness
Most leukemia patients undergo some sort of drug therapy (= treatment using drugs)大多数白血病患者接受某种药物治疗
to experience something, especially a change or something unpleasant 經歷 /忍受
My mother underwent major surgery last year.去年經歷了大手術
leukemia /luˈkimiə/ n.
a serious disease in which too many white blood cells are produced, causing weakness and sometimes death 白血病
psychiatrist /saɪˈkaɪətrɪst/ n.
a doctor who studies and treats mental illnesses
chiropodist /kɪˈrɒpədɪst/ n.
a person whose job is the care and treatment of people's feet
paediatrician ˌ/piːdiəˈtrɪʃn/ n.
a doctor who studies and treats the diseases of children
gynaecologist /ɡaɪnəˈkɒlədʒɪst/ n.
a doctor who treats medical conditions anddiseases that affect women and their reproductive organs
reproductive /ˌriːprəˈdʌktɪv/ a.
relating to the process of having babies or producing young animals or plants生殖的
rheumatology /ˌruːməˈtɒlədʒi/ n.
the area of medicine that deals with rheumatism.A doctor who works in this area is called arheumatologist.
rheumatism /ˈruməˌtɪzəm/ n.
a disease that makes the muscles and joints painful, stiff and swollen 風濕病
She had suffered from rheumatism all her life
a person who is an expert in a particular area of work or study
a specialist in Japanese history
a thing that you can choose to do or have out of two or more possibilities 兩者擇一
Can you suggest an alternative?
hypnotism /ˈhɪpnəˌtɪzəm/ n.=hypnosis
the practice of hypnotizing a person (= putting them into an unconscious state) 催眠術
reflexology /ˌriflɛkˈsɑlədʒi/ n.
a type of massage in which a person's hands or feet are rubbed and pressed in order to make other parts of their body more healthy or to helpthem to relax（按摩腳部以鬆弛神經的）反射療法
remedy /ˈremədi/ n.
a cure for pain or a minor illness
herbal remedies 草藥
aromatherapy /əˌrəʊməˈθerəpi/ n.
a health treatment in which oils with a nice smell are rubbed into your skin to make you feel relaxed. Someone who is trained to do aromatherapy is called an aromatherapist.
homeopathy /ˌhoʊmiˈɑpəθi n.
a system of treating diseases or conditions using very small amounts of the substance that causes the disease or condition類似醫療論
complementary /ˌkɒmplɪˈment(ə)ri/ a.
things that are complementary combine well together or look attractive together, often because they have different qualities互補的