The Hindu Editorial (Delete and control) – May 19, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Delete and control) – May 19, 2021

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has finally dropped its espousal of convalescent plasma therapy (CPT) as treatment for moderate COVID-19 in its latest guidelines. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Delete and control) – May 19, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Delete and control) – May 19, 2021:

  1. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) (noun) – the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world. As early as in 1911, the Government of India set up the Indian Research Fund Association (IRFA) with the specific objective of sponsoring and coordinating medical research in the country. It was redesignated in 1949 as the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The ICMR is funded by the Government of India through the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  2. drop (verb) – abandon, discontinue, cancel, discard.
  3. convalescent plasma therapy (CPT) (noun) – it outlines the steps required to collect convalescent whole blood or plasma from COVID-19 disease recovered patients for transfusion to patients with early symptoms, as an empirical (observed) treatment modality (a particular method).
  4. espousal (noun) – adoption, acceptance, embracing, taking up.
  5. convalescent (adjective) – recuperating, recovering, improving, getting better.
  6. on one’s last legs (phrase) – about to fall apart, about to collapse; about to fail, near to ruin.
  7. advisory (noun) – official communication, press release, bulletin, message, missive, statement, report.
  8. flow from (phrase) – come from, originate from, emanate from.
  9. periodic (adjective) – regular, recurrent, repeated, cyclical.
  10. protocol (noun) – procedure, convention; habit, pattern, method, system.
  11. task force (noun) – crew, unit, squad (particularly created for a task).
  12. bound to (adjective) – obligated, obliged, compelled, required, duty-bound, constrained.
  13. to the T (phrase) – perfectly, exactly, to perfection.
  14. circumscribe (verb) – restrict, limit; regulate.
  15. definitive (adjective) – conclusive, final, decisive, definite; most reliable, most complete, most perfect.
  16. human trial/clinical trial (noun) – a type of research that studies new tests and treatments and evaluates their effects on human health outcomes.
  17. demonstrate (verb) – show, indicate, confirm.
  18. equivocal (adjective) – ambiguous, undecided/undetermined; non-committal/doubtful.
  19. in public (phrase) – publicly, openly, overtly.
  20. leeway (noun) – freedom, scope/flexibility, latitude/elbow room.
  21. disavow (verb) – deny, disclaim, reject.
  22. finding  (noun) – decision, conclusion, result.
  23. onus (noun) – responsibility, duty; burden, liability, obligation.
  24. hapless (adjective) – unfortunate, unlucky, ill-fated.
  25. caregiver (noun) – nurse, attendant.
  26. clamour (noun) – protest, complaint, outcry/commotion.
  27. birth (verb) – have, produce.
  28. ecosystem (noun) – complex situation/environment.
  29. design (verb) – create, plan, formulate.
  30. inevitable (adjective) – unavoidable, unpreventable, sure to happen.
  31. black market (noun) – a marketplace, whether physical or virtual, where goods or services are exchanged illegally; underground economy or shadow economy; illegal trade, unlawful trade, illicit trade, lawbreaking trade.
  32. rather than (phrase) – instead of.
  33. futility (noun) – uselessness, pointlessness, vanity.
  34. clutch (noun) – quantity, group, collection (of people/things).
  35. concerned (adjective) – connected, related, interested, involved.
  36. trial (noun) – test, pilot study, experiment (phase 1, 2,3, and or human/clinical trial).
  37. The Lancet (noun) – a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal. It is among the world’s oldest and best-known general medical journals.
  38. span (verb) – extend over, stretch across, spread over, cover, range over, comprise.
  39. demote (verb) – downgrade, relegate, remove.
  40. evolution (noun) – progress, advancement, progression, development.
  41. coronavirus (CoV) (noun) – a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. (Courtesy: WHO)
  42. mutation (noun) – a significant and basic “alteration/variation” in the DNA sequence.
  43. last nail in the coffin (phrase) – an event/action that was considered as harmful/destructive to something (a situation/person) which is already becoming weak.
  44. the end of the road (phrase) – the end/conclusion of something.
  45. anti-parasitic drugs (noun) – a group of medications used in the management and treatment of infections by parasites.
  46. parasite (noun) – an animal or plant that lives in or on another animal or plant and gets food or protection from it.
  47. certainty (noun) – confidence, sureness, conviction, certitude, reliability, assurance.
  48. regime (noun) – system, arrangement, apparatus, mechanism.
  49. clinical equipoise (noun) – it is traditionally defined as a state of genuine uncertainty on the relative value of 2 approaches being compared in a trial.
  50. equipoise (noun) – balance, evenness, equilibrium; counterbalance.
  51. frontline (noun) – the dangerous/important position/task where one has to deal with the people directly.
  52. collective (noun) – community.
  53. distance (noun) – space of time, interval of time, span, gap, stretch/extent.
  54. dispassionately (adverb) – composedly, rationally/sensibly, neutrally/impartially.
  55. educate (verb) – guide, inform, instruct.
  56. evolve (verb) – alter, change, transform gradually; develop, progress, advance gradually.
  57. ease (verb) – decrease, lessen, reduce, lower.
  58. expertise (noun) – knowledge, command, mastery, prowess, skilfulness.


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