Tuesday with Morrie Vocabulary

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1. Adrenalin
He was rushed to the hospital and injected with Adrenalin.
a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action 2. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Finally, on a hot, humid day in August 1994, Morrie and his wife, Charlotte, went to the neurologist's office, and he asked them to sit before he broke the news: Morrie had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig's disease, a brutal, unforgiving illness of the neurological system. thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs 3. social psychology

"My friends, I assume you are all here for the Social Psychology class. the branch of psychology that studies persons and their relationships with others and with groups and with society as a whole 4. Jimi Hendrix

He'd do the lindy to Jimi Hendrix.
United States guitarist whose innovative style with electric guitars influenced the development of rock music (1942-1970) 5. rock and roll
Rock and roll, big band, the blues.
a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western 6. urinate
As his body weakened, the back and forth to the bathroom became too exhausting, so Morrie began to urinate into a large beaker. pass after the manner of urine
7. biopsy
Finally, when nothing could be found, one doctor ordered a muscle biopsy, taking a small piece out of Morrie's calf. examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease 8. beaker

As his body weakened, the back and forth to the bathroom became too exhausting, so Morrie began to urinate into a large beaker. a flatbottomed jar made of glass or plastic; used for chemistry 9. Lou Gehrig

Finally, on a hot, humid day in August 1994, Morrie and his wife, Charlotte, went to the neurologist's office, and he asked them to sit before he broke the news: Morrie had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig's disease, a brutal, unforgiving illness of the neurological system. baseball player who died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (1903-1941) 10. semester

I may not live to finish the semester.
one of two divisions of an academic year
11. big band
Rock and roll, big band, the blues.
a large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead musicians 12. Charles River
One day he was walking along the Charles River, and a cold burst of wind left him choking for air. a river in eastern Massachusetts that empties into Boston Harbor and that separates Cambridge from Boston 13. syllabus

The Syllabus His death sentence came in the summer of 1994.
an integrated course of academic studies
14. Gehrig
Finally, on a hot, humid day in August 1994, Morrie and his wife, Charlotte, went to the neurologist's office, and he asked them to sit before he broke the news: Morrie had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig's disease, a brutal, unforgiving illness of the neurological system. baseball player who died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (1903-1941) 15. amphetamine

He twisted and twirled, he waved his arms like a conductor on amphetamines, until sweat was dripping down the middle of his back. 16. hibiscus
The last class of my old professor's life took place once a week in his house, by a window in the study where he could watch a small hibiscus plant shed its pink leaves. any plant of the genus Hibiscus

17. Hendrix
He'd do the lindy to Jimi Hendrix.
United States guitarist whose innovative style with electric guitars influenced the development of rock music (1942-1970) 18. sclerosis
Finally, on a hot, humid day in August 1994, Morrie and his wife, Charlotte, went to the neurologist's office, and he asked them to sit before he broke the news: Morrie had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lou...
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