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Medical Terms two

glossary of term from CNA book

Abduction moving a body part AWAY FROM THE MIDLINE OF THE BODY.
abrasion an injury that rubs off the suuface of the skin
acute care care given in hsopitals and ambulatory surgical centers for people who have an immediate illness
Adduction moving a body part TOWARD THE MIDLINE OF THE BODY
angina pectoris medical term for chest pain, pressure, or discomfort due to coronary artery disease.
antimicrobial capable of destroying or resisting pathogens
apathy lack of interest
aspiration inhalation of food, fluid or foreign material into the lungs: can cause pneumonia or death
atrophy wth wasting away, decreasing in size, and weakening of muscles from lack of use.
autoimmune illness ann illness in which the body's immune system attakcks normaltissue in the body.
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