The state of being grossly overweight. Clinical obesity is defined as a body mass index of 30 or more.
The weakening of sensations. Can be the result of disease.
A medically trained professional that treats physical and psychiatric conditions by encouraging patients to undertake activities designed to help them achieve their maximum level of function.
The medical word for swelling. Historically known as dropsy.
A tube that is lined with mucous to lubricate food as it moves from the mouth to the stomach.
The nerve that specialises in smell.
This is a special type of doctor who looks after cancer patients.
The study of cancer, how it develops and how it can be treated.
A place where operations (surgery) take place.
Operation or surgery
When doctors need to be able to get inside a body sort out problems. Most operations are carried out under an anaesthetic.
The study of eyes and diseases that affect them.
Anything relating to the eyes.
Anything relating to the mouth.
A collection of tissues joined in a structural unit to serve a common function.
The name of a dentist who specialises in straightening or moving teeth.
The study of bones. Doctors who operate on bones are called orthopaedic surgeons.
Stands for ‘over the counter’ and relates to drugs that can be bought directly from a pharmacist without the need for a doctor’s prescription.
An odourless gas that is vital to most forms of life. It makes up one-fifth of the planet’s atmosphere and is breathed in through the lungs.