PCAT vocabulary test: Vocabulary Building: English

n. titanium
element that makes up most organic molecules and can form 4 bonds with other atoms
air spaces in the skull; pathological cavity containing pus
strong metal with a high melting point

n. morphine
pair of ducts through which the eggs are moving to the uterus
a strong pain-killing and soporific drug made from opium
partially able to transmit electricity
illness with the following symptoms: shortness of breath, palpitations (skipped beats or a 'flip-flop' feeling in the chest); weakness or dizziness; nausea, sweating

n. antigen
eyesight difficulties
steroid hormone controlling the development of male sexual characteristics
any substance the body reacts to as foreign or harmful, by producing an antibody against it
a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet

v. regurgitate
to habituate (become used to) an environment
to bring back undigested food from the stomach
to add a salt or ester to a molecule
to stop something being able to move

n. mineral
a specialist who studies; diagnoses and treats mental illness
this is made when the hydroxyl group of a carboxylic acid is replaced by a chlorine atom
simple chemical that living things need in small amounts to stay healthy
bacteria found on the skin and mucus membranes

n. psychiatrist
a specialist who studies; diagnoses and treats mental illness
a simple sugar that is converted to glucose in the liver
spherical-shaped bacterium
a disordered energy state where no work can be done

n. panic
electrically charged atom which is present in a solution but does not take part in a reaction
international science measurements
a representative part of a group
an extreme state of fear

n. pathologist
a bodily fluid that returns from the tissues and organs to the heart via a set of vessels, called veins
a triangular bone located between the coccyx and the lumbar vertebra
a medical doctor who deals with the cause; origin and nature of diseases

adj. amphoteric
relating to a glandular organ located in the abdomen
describing the ability to be stretched
having the features of an acid and a base and being able of reacting chemically either as an acid or a base
relating to change of form

n. exoskeleton
'windpipe'; cartilaginous tube that connects the larynx to the bronchi
the study of the microscopic structure of tissues
an external anatomical feature that supports and protects an animal's body
structure that connects a developing baby to the placenta