consult /kənˈsʌlt/ (v) to go to someone for information or advice Example: If the pain continues, consult your doctor.
control /kənˈtrəʊl/ (v) the ability to make someone or something do what you want Example: Please take your medication every day to control your high blood pressure
convenient /kənˈviːniənt/ (adj) useful, easy, or quick to do; not causing problems Example: Is this a convenient location for you to pick up your prescription?
detect /dɪˈtekt/ (v) to discover something Example: The tests are designed to detect the disease early.
factor /ˈfæktə(r)/ (n) one of several things that cause or influence something Example: Could my cat be a factor contributing to my asthma?
interaction /ˌɪntərˈækʃn/ (n) communicate with somebody, especially while you work, play or spend time with them Example: My pharmacist was concerned about the interaction of the two medications I was prescribed
limit /ˈlɪmɪt/ (n) a point at which something stops being possible or existing Example: We were reaching the limits of civilization.
monitor /ˈmɒnɪtə(r)/ (v) to watch and check something over a period of time Example: The patient had weekly appointments so that the doctor could monitor their progress
potential /pəˈtenʃl/ (adj) that can develop into something or be developed in the future Example: To avoid any potential side effects from the medication, be sure to tell your doctor all the drugs you are currently taking
sample /ˈsɑːmpl/ (n) a small amount of a substance taken from a larger amount and tested in order to obtain information about the substance Example: A sample of the population taking the new medicine was surveyed to determine whether it caused side effects
sense /sens/ (n) a feeling about something important Example: I got the sense it would be better to get my prescription filled right away
volunteer /ˌvɒlənˈtɪə(r)/ (n) to offer to do something without being forced to do it Example: Several staff members volunteered for early retirement