Lesson 50 – Pharmacy

Lesson 50 – Pharmacy

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No.Word IPASoundMeaningExample
1consultv./kənˈsʌlt/ to seek advice or information ofa. The doctor consulted with a specialist before writing a new prescription.
b. May I consult with you about a drug interaction case I have?
2controlv./kənˈtroʊl/ to exercise authoritative or dominating influence overa. To control the cost of this medication, you may get the generic version.
b. Please take your medication every day to control your high blood pressure.
3convenientadj./kənˈvin yənt/ suited or favorable to one’s purpose; easy to reacha. Is this a convenient location for you to pick up your prescription?
b. The convenience of a pharmacy in the same building as my doctor is hard to beat.
4detectv./dɪˈtɛkt/ to discover or ascertaina. My doctor put me through some simple tests to detect if I have asthma.
b. I have to keep track of my sleep patterns to detect how many times I get up in the night.
5factorn./ˈfæk tər/ a contribution to an accomplishment, a result, or a processa. Taking medications as directed is an important factor in getting well.
b. Could my cat be a factor contributing to my asthma?
6interactionn./ˌɪn tərˈæk ʃən/ an influence; a mutual activitya. My pharmacist was concerned about the interaction of the two medications I was prescribed.
b. The interaction between the patient and the doctor showed a high level of trust.
7limitn./ˈlɪm ɪt/ the point beyond which something cannot proceeda. My prescription has a limit of three refills.
b. My health plan authorization sets a limit on which health care providers I can see without their permission.
8monitorv./ˈmɒn ɪ tər/ to keep track ofa. The nurse practitioner carefully monitors the number of medications her patients are taking.
b. The patient had weekly appointments so that the doctor could monitor her progress.
9potentialadj./pəˈtɛn ʃəl/ capable of being but not yet in existence; possiblea. To avoid any potential side effects from lhe medication, be sure to tell your doctor all the drugs you are currently taking.
b. Given the potential delay in getting reimbursed by the health plan, why don’t we just fill one prescription today?
10samplen./ˈsæm pəl, ˈsɑm-/ a portion, piece, or segment that is representative of a wholea. The pharmacist gave Myra a few free samples of the allergy medication.
b. A sample of the population taking the new medicine was surveyed to determine whether it caused side effects.
11sensen./sɛns/ a judgment; an intellectual interpretationa. The doctor had a good sense about what the problem was but wanted to get a second opinion.
b. I got the sense it would be better to get my prescription filled right away.
12volunteern./ˌvɒl ənˈtɪər/ one who performs a service without pay; v., to perform as a volunteera. My doctor volunteered to call the drugstore, so my medication would be waiting for me.
b. The volunteers would bring the filled prescriptions from the pharamacy to the homes of the shut-ins.