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Kinns Chapter 35

aqueous A waterlike substance; a medication prepared with water.
asymptomatic Without symptoms of a disease process.
bevel The angled tip of a needle.
bronchoconstriction Narrowing of the bronchiole tubes.
edema An abnormal accumulation of fluid in the interstitial spaces of tissues.
hermetically sealed Sealed so that no air can enter.
immunosuppressant A substance that suppresses or prevents an immune system response.
immunotherapy Administration of repeated injections of diluted extracts of a substance that causes an allergy; also called desensitization.
induration An abnormally hard, inflamed area.
loading dose A large dose administered as the first dose of a medication; it usually is used in antibiotic therapy to quickly achieve therapeutic blood levels of the drug.
meniscus The curved surface of liquids in a container.
phlebitis Inflammation of a vein.
polyuria Excretion of an unusually large amount of urine.
scored Slashed (e.g., a tablet manufactured with an indentation for division through the center).
vasodilation An increase in the diameter of a blood vessel.
viscosity The quality of being thick and of lacking the capability of easy movement.
volatile Capable of vaporizing at a low temperature, such as an explosive substance.
wheal A localized area of edema or a raised lesion.
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