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Hesi A2 voc


anus releases feces
esophagus a muscular tube that propels swallowed food to the stomach
gallbladder stores bile and concentrated
large intestine absorbs water and electrolytes resulting in semisolid feces
liver breaks down fats,converts glucose to glycogen, make amino acids, filters harmful substances, storage of vitamins and minerals, maintain glucose levels
mouth where food enters and is chewed
pancreas secretes pancreatic juice, insulin, duodenum into bloodstream
pharynx passageway for food, fluids, and inhaled air
pituitary gland master gland
rectum holds feces until released from body by anus
salivary glands make saliva and helps food go down the esophagus
small intestine site of most enzymatic digestion and absorption of nutrients
stomach temporary storage tank to break down food
static standstill
dynamic moving at same rate
red blood cells transports hemoglobin
white blood cells fight infections
platelets slows blood flow (clotting)
cardiorespiratory system removing unwanted substances
respiratory system nose, sinus, pharynx, larynx, trachea, lungs
nervous system CNS and PNS
sympathetic fight or flight
parasympathetic normal condition
neuroendocrine system thalamus and hypothalamus
gastrointestinal system processes nutrients
urinary system kidneys, ureter, bladder, urethra
muscuoskeletal system bones, tendons, muscles, joints, ligaments
3 types of skin epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous
How many bones are in skull? 28 (14 facial, 14 cranial)
How many phalanges? 56
How many bones in verterbral column? 33
How many pairs of ribs? 12
apply something
audible able to be heard
bilateral present on two sides
cast hard protective device applied to protect a broken bone while the bone heals
cease come to an end or bring to an end
compensatory offsetting or making up for something
complication an undesired problem that is the result of some other event
comply do as directed
concave rounded inward
concise brief, to the point
consistency degree of viscosity, how thick or thin a fluid is
constrict to draw together or become smaller
contingent dependant
contraindication a reason why something is not advisable or why it should not be done
defecate to expel feces
deficit a deficiency or lack of something
depress press downward
depth downward measurement from a surface
deteriorating worsening
device a tool or piece of equipment
diameter a distance across the center of an object
dilate to enlarge or expand
dilute to make a liquid less concentrated
discrete distinct, seperate
elevate to lift up or place in a higher position
distended enlarged or expanded from pressure
endogenous produced with in the body
abrupt sudden
abstain to voluntarily refrain from something
access to obtain entry or means of approach
accountable responsible
adhere to hold fast or stick together
adverse undesired, possibly harmful
affect the appearance of observable emotions
annual occurring every year
exacerbate to make worse or more severe
excess more than what is needed or usual
exogenous produced outside the body
expand to increase the size or amount
exposure contact
fatal resulting in death
fatigue extreme tiredness, exhaustion
flaccid limp, lacking tone
flushed reddened or ruddy appearance
gaping wide open
gender the sex of an individual, male or female
hydration maintenance of body fluid balance
hygiene measures contributing to cleanliness and good health
impaired diminished or lacking some usual quality or level
impending likely to occur soon
incidence occurrence
inflamed reddening, swollen, warm, and often tender
ingest to swallow for digestion
initiate to begin or put into place
insidious so gradual as to not become apparent for a long time
intact in place, unharmed
internal located within the body
invasive inserting or entering into a body part
labile changing rapidly and often
latent present, but not active or visible
lethargic difficult to move
manifestation an indication or sign of condition
nutrient substance or ingredient that provides nourishment
occluded closed, obstructed
ominous significantly important and dangerous
ongoing continuous
oral given through or affecting mouth
overt obvious, easily observed
parameter characteristic or constant factor
paroxysmal beginning suddenly or abruptly
patent open
potent producing a strong affect
potential capable of occurring or likely to occur
precaution preventative measure
precipitous rapid, uncontrolled
predispose to make more suseptible or more likely to occur
preexisting already present
primary fisrt or most significant
priority of great importance
prognosis the anticipated or expected course or outcome
rationale the underlying reason
recur occur again
restrict to limit
retain to hold or keep
site location
status condition
strict stringent, exact, complete
supplement to take in addition to or to complete
suppress to stop or subdue
symmetric being equal or the same size, shape relative condition
symptom an indication of a problem
untoward adverse or negative
verbal spoken using words
vital essential
void excrete, or expel urine
volume amount of space occupied by fluid
noun person, place, or thing
common noun is the general, not particular person place or thing (nurse, hospital,syringe)
proper noun official name of a person (Susan, St Lukes Hospital)
abstract noun a name of a quality or general idea(persistence, democracy)
collective noun a noun that represents a group of persons, animals or things (family, flock, furniture)
pronoun a word that takes place of a noun
personal pronoun refers to a specific peron, place, of thing ; person speaking (first person) the persono or people spoken to (second person)or any other (third person)
possesive pronoun a form of a personal pronoun that shows possesion or ownership
adjective a word phrase or clause that modifies a noun
verb is a word or phrase that is used to express an action or state of being
adverb is a word, phrase or clause that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb
preposition word that shows relationship of a noun or pronoun to some other word in the sentence
conjunction word that joins phrases, or clauses
interjection word or phrase that expresses emotion
clause group of words that has a subject and a predicate
independent clause expresses a complete thought and can stand alone in a sentence
dependant clause does not express a complete thought and therefore cannot stand alone ina sentence
direct object person or thing that is directly affected by the action
indirect object person or thing that is indirectly affected by the action
Created by: mjean3