Real Life: Common Medical Terms (2)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1
    Male-..... baldness is the common term for a hereditary disease that causes hair loss in both men and women.
  • 2
    If you happen to need an operation at some point in the future, a ..... will most likely perform it.
  • 3
    A ..... involves the removal of cells and tissues from the body so that the cells can be looked at under a microscope in order to determine whether or not there is cancerous or abnormal cell growth.
  • 4
    Doctors recommend annual ..... for women over 40 years old in order to prevent breast cancer. This is an x-ray procedure that examines the breasts for abnormal cell growth.
  • 5
    Sonograms or ..... procedures are performed on pregnant women. This image-producing scan is used to examine fetal growth while in the womb.
  • 6
    Different types of ..... are easily accessible. Products like condoms, diaphragms and birth control pills are available to people in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
  • 7
    Sometimes, in emergency situations when patients have lost too much blood, a blood ..... is necessary. This is a procedure that injects needed blood into a person's body. The blood comes from people who donate it.
  • 8
    The medical term for people who are extremely overweight (those whose weight is made up of more than 20% body fat) is ......
  • 9
    ..... is an eating disorder that is very dangerous because these people actually starve themselves. They eat very infrequently due to loss of appetite.
  • 10
    ..... is an eating disorder where people eat huge amounts of food at one time and then purge or throw up directly after in order to remove the food they just ate. This is a very dangerous disorder that causes many problems.

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