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Week Three

Vocab and Abbreviations

Habitus The physique or body build
Halitosis bad breath causes of halitosis include dietary factors, poor oral hygiene
Nephrotoxic Damaging or deleterious to the kidney. Literally, toxic to the kidney
Scleroderma a disease of connective tissue with the formation of scar tissue (fibrosis) in the skin and sometimes also in other orans of the body
Shingles An acute infection caused by the herpes zoster virus, the same virus as cause's chickenpox. Shingles is most common after the age of 50 and the risk rises with advancing age
Epistaxis Medical term for nosebleed
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Disorder, seasonal affective (SAD) Depression that tends to occur (and recur) as the days grow shorter in the fall and winter
FDA The food and drug administration
FTT Failur to thrive. refers to a child whose physical growth is significantly less than that of peers
g (gram) Symbol for gram, a unit of measurement of weight and mass in the metric system
mm abbreviation for millimeters. for example, mm Hg means millimeters of mercury
Created by: Seanmorrone