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Chapter 2 FC

Medical Terminology Chapter 2 Flash Cards

Exacerbation (ek-SAS-er-BAY-shun) It is getting worse
Idiopathic (ih-dee-oh-PA-thik) No known specific cause; it just happens
Proximal (PRAWK-sih-mal) Closer in to the center
CCU Coronary Care Unit
NICU Neonatal Intensive Care
PERRLA Pupils are equal, round, and reactive to light and accommodation
Dorsum (DOR-sum) The top of the hand or foot
Plantar (PLAN-tar) The sole of the foot
Prophylaxis (PROH-fuh-LAK-sis) Preventive treatment
Palliative (PA-lee-ah-tiv) Treating the symptoms, but not actually getting rid of the cause
Created by: Bharding2015