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Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Abrupt Sudden.
Abstain To voluntarily refrain from something.
Access A means to obtain entry or a means of approach.
Accountable Responsible.
Adhere To hold fast or stick together.
Adverse Undesired, possibly harmful.
Affect Appearance of observable emotions.
Annual Occurring every year.
Apply To place, put on, or spread something.
Audible Able to be heard.
Bilateral Present on two sides.
Cardiac Of or relating to the heart.
Cast Hard protective device applied to protect a broken bone while the bone heals.
Cavity An opening or an empty area.
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 or become smaller.
Contingent Dependent.
Contour Shape or outline of a shape.
Contract To draw together, to reduce in size.
Contraindication A reason why something is not advisable or why it should not be done.
Defecate Expel feces.
Deficit A deficiency or lack of something.
Depress Press downward.
Depth Downward measurement from a surface.
Deteriorating Worsening.
Device Tool or piece of equipment.
Diagnosis Identification of an injury or disease.
Diameter The distance across the center of an object.
Dilate To enlarge or expand.
Dilute To make a liquid less concentrated.
Discrete Distinct, separate.
Distended Enlarged or expand from pressure.
Dysfunction Impaired or abnormal functioning.
Elevate To lift up or place in a higher position.
Endogenous Produce within the body.
Exacerbate To make worse or more severe.
Excess More than what is needed or usual.
Exogenous Produced outside the body.
Expand To increase in size or amount.
Exposure Contact.
External Located outside the body.
Fatal Resulting in death.
Fatigue Extreme tiredness, exhaustion.
Flaccid Limp, lacking tone.
Flushed Reddened or ruddy appearance.
Gaping Wide open.
Gastrointestinal Of or relating to the stomach and the intestines.
Gender Sex of an individual, as in male or female.
Hematologic Of or relating to the blood.
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.
Infection Contamination or invasion of body tissue by pathogenic organisms.
Inflamed Reddened, swollen, warm, and often tender.
Ingest To swallow for digestion.
Initiate To begin or put into practice.
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.
Laceration Cut; tear.
Latent Present but not active or visible.
Lethargic Difficult to arouse.
Manifestation An indication or sign of a condition.
Musculoskeletal Of or relating to muscle and skeleton.
Neurologic Of or relating to the nervous system.
Neurovascular Of or relating to the nervous system and blood vessels.
Nutrient Substance or ingredient that provides nourishment.
Occluded Closed or obstructed.
Ominous Significantly important and dangerous.
Ongoing Continuous.
Oral Given through or affecting the mouth.
Parameter A characteristic or constant factor, limit.
Paroxysmal Beginning suddenly or abruptly; convulsive.
Patent Open.
Pathogenic Causing or able to cause disease.
Pathology Processes, causes, and effects of a disease; abnormality.
Posterior Located behind; in the back.
Potent Producing a strong effect.
Potential Capable of occurring or likely to occur.
Precaution Preventive measure.
Precipitous Rapid, uncontrolled.
Predispose To make more susceptible or more likely to occur.
Preexisting Already present.
Primary First or most significant.
Priority Of great importance.
Prognosis The anticipated or expected course or outcome.
Rationale The underlying reason.
Recur To occur again.
Renal Of or relating to the kidneys.
Respiration Inhalation and exhalation of air.
Restrict To limit.
Retain To hold or keep.
Site Location.
Status Condition
Strict Stringent, exact, complete.
Sublingual Under the tongue.
Supplement To take in addition to or to complete.
Suppress To stop or subdue.
Symmetric (symmetrical) Being equal or the same in size, shape, and relative position.
Symptom An indication of a problem.
Syndrome Group of symptoms that, when occurring together, reflect a specific disease or disorder.
Therapeutic Of or relating to the treatment of a disease or a disorder.
Transdermal Crossing through the skin.
Transmission Transfer, such as of a disease, from one person to another.
Trauma Injury, wound.
Triage Process used to determined the priority of treatment for patients according to the severity of a patient's condition and likelihood of benefit from the treatment.
Untoward Adverse or negative.
Urinate Excrete or expel urine.
Vascular Of or relating to blood vessels.
Verbal Spoken, using words.
Virus Microscopic infectious agent capable of replicating only in living cells, usually causing infectious disease.
Vital Essential.
Void Excrete, or expel urine.
Volume Amount of space occupied by a fluid.
Overt Obvious, easily observed.
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