chink
(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
dextrose
an isomer of glucose that is found in honey and sweet fruits
ether
a chemical that used to be a common anesthetic that you inhaled before undergoing surgery
katydid
type of cricket or grasshopper
lobotomy
surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes
M.P.
a member of the military police who polices soldiers and guards prisoners
mortar
a muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range
naphthalene
a white crystalline strong-smelling hydrocarbon made from coal tar or petroleum and used in organic synthesis and as a fumigant in mothballs
pleura
the thin membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest
pneumothorax
abnormal presence of air in the pleural cavity resulting in the collapse of the lung; may be spontaneous (due to injury to the chest) or induced (as a treatment for tuberculosis)
sake
Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot
sanatorium
a hospital for recuperation or for the treatment of chronic diseases
sputum
phlegm; mucus
TB
short for tuberculosis
vivisection
the act of operating on living animals (especially in scientific research); in this case, it applies to humans