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Personal Care

Chapter 12

TermDefinition
Axilla underarm or armpit area
Bridge a type of dental appliance that replaces missing or pulled teeth
Dandruff excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp
Dentures artificial teeth
Edentulous lacking teeth; toothless
Gingivitis an inflammation of the gums
Grooming practices to care for oneself, such as caring or fingernails and hair
Halitosis bad-smelling breath
Hygiene methods of keeping the body clean
Partial Bath bath that includes washing the face, underarms, hands, and perineal area
Pediculosis an infestation of lice
Plaque a substance that accumulates on the teeth from food and bacteria
Tartar hard deposits on the teeth that are filled with bacteria; may cause gum disease and loose teeth if they are not removed
I&O intake and output
TLC tender loving care
PO by mouth
NPO nothing by mouth
NKA no known allergies
q.i.d. four times a day
t.i.d. three times a day
cl. liquid clear liquid
FF force fluids
BID, b.i.d. two times a day
pc, p.c. after meals
ac, a.c. before meals
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