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Chapter 2 FCards

Chapter 2 Flash Cards

Acute ah-KYOOT Started recently or is a sharp, severe symptom.
Exacerbation ek-SAS-er-BAY-shun Condition is getting worse.
Oriented OR-ee-EN-ted Being aware of who he or she is, where he or she is, and the current time; a patient who is aware of all three is "oriented X 3"
Percussion per-KUH-shun To hit something and listen to the resulting sound or feel for the resulting vibration; EX: drums are a percussion instrument.
Malignant mah-LIG-nant Dangerous; a problem.
Remission reh-MIH-shun To get better or improve; most often used when discussing cancer; remission does not mean cure.
Localized LOH-kah-LAIZD Stays in a certain part of the body.
Proximal PRAWK-sih-mal Closer in to the center. NOTE: Proximal and approximate come from the same word and mean close.
Medial MEE-dee-al Toward the middle.
Supine SOO-pain Lying down on back.
Created by: Kimberly Canada
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