Unit 39: Vocabulary

To pass this unit, please study the 20 vocabulary words below.
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audiologist
a doctor specialized in hearing
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An audiologist does not undergo full medical training.
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cardiologist
a doctor specialized in the study and treatment of heart disease
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The cardiologist fitted the patient with a pacemaker to control the beating of his heart.
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chiropodist
a doctor specialized in feet
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A chiropodist can treat a variety of foot and ankle ailments, including ingrown toenails, heel spurs, and arch problems.
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chiropractor
a doctor specialized in the spine and nerves
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His back felt much better after the chiropractor adjusted the position of the spine.
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dermatologist
a doctor specialized in skin
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Many treatments provided by the dermatologist are considered "elective" by insurance companies.
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endocrinologist
a doctor specialized in disorders of hormone producing glands
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As a long-term diabetes sufferer, he has monthly appointments with his endocrinologist.
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gerontologist
a doctor specialized in treating the elderly
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The demand for a good gerontologist is increasing as the population ages.
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hematologist
a doctor specialized in treating disorders of the blood
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As the GP didn’t know what was wrong, he referred the patient to a hematologist.
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laryngologist
a doctor specialized in laryngology
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Typically, your laryngologist will care for patients of all ages from early childhood through advanced years
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nephrologist
a doctor specialized in treating the kidneys
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The nephrologist diagnosed the patient with kidney failure and recommended immediate surgery.
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obstetrician
a doctor specialized in delivering babies and taking care of pregnant women
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The obstetrician was called on to deliver the birth as it was too complicated for the midwife.
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oncologist
a doctor specialized in treating cancer
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An oncologist often is the main health care provider for someone who has cancer.
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ophthalmologist
a doctor specialized in treating disorders of the eyes
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Your ophthalmologist is well-trained to provide comprehensive eye care.
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orthopedist
a doctor specialized in treating disorders of the bones
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He saw an orthopedist after the fall to ascertain the extent of the injuries.
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para
a woman who has given birth to at least one child
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As a para, she required less care than women who are in their first pregnancy.
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pathologist
a doctor specialized in studying changes in the body caused by disease
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Blood tests carried out by the pathologist confirmed the initial diagnosis.
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podiatrist
a doctor specialized in feet
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The podiatrist recommended insoles in the left shoe to alter the position of the foot.
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premature infant
a child born before full development and weighing less than 5.5 pounds
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The premature infant required careful supervision.
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primigravida
a woman in her first pregnancy
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As a primigravida she was unsure what to expect from her pregnancy.
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urologist
a doctor specialized in treating the urinary tract
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After speaking with the urologist, it was clear that he was suffering from a UTI.
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