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Challenging Verbs Commonly Found in the Medical Setting

In the medical setting, there are some challenging words that you are likely to encounter. They are not medical words, but they are common in the medical setting. Here is a short introduction to some of these verbs. 

to consult to seek advice or information
to cope to tolerate or endure
to disperse to distribute something evenly
to hinder to obstruct, block or delay progress
to implement to put into practical effect to carry out
to indicate to demonstrate the necessity, or advisability of something
to ingest

to to take (food, liquid, medicine or poison) into the body

to instill to put something into something else; often slowly
to knead to squeeze, press, or roll with the hands, as in massaging
to pass out to lose conciousness; to faint
to ramble to speak or write in a confused style
to reflect to show the characteristics or qualities of someone or something
to reminisce to talk or write about old times or past experiences
to secure (an order) to make certain; to ensure; to get
to undergo to experience, to endure, or to sustain
to word something to explain something
to yield to get something in return for effort or investment; to give


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This material is based upon work supported by the Nursing, Allied Health and Other Health-related Educational Grant Program, a grant program funded with proceeds of the State’s Tobacco Lawsuit Settlement and administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.