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ABRUPT
sudden
ABSTAIN
to refrain from something by one's choice
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
Happening once a year
APPLY
To place, put on, or spread somthing
AUDIBLE
able to be heard
BILATERAL
Present on two sides
CAST
Hard protective device applied to protect a broken bone while it heals
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
CONSTRICT
To draw together or become smaller
CONTINGENT
Dependent
CONTOUR
Shape or outline of shape
CONTRACT
To draw together or 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 the surface
DETERIORATING
Worsening
DEVICE
Tool or piece of equipment
DILATE
To enlarge or expand
DILUTE
To make a liquid less concentrated
DISCRETE
Distinct, separate
DISTENDED
Enlarged or expanded from pressure
ELEVATE
To place in a higher position
ENDOGENOUS
Produced within the body
EXACERBATE
To make worse
DIAMETER
The distance across the center of an object
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
FLACCID
Limp, lacking tone
FLUSHED
Reddened or ruddy appearance
GAPING
Wide open
GENDER
Sex of an individual
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
INFLAMED
Reddened, swollen, warm and often tender
INGEST
To swallow for digestion
INITIATE
To begin or put into practice
INSIDIOUS
So as to not become apparent for a long time
INTACT
In place, unharmed
INTERNAL
Located within the body
INVASIVE
Inserting or entering into the body part
LABILE
Changing rapidly and often
LATENT
Present, but not active or visible
LETHARGIC
Difficult to arouse
MANIFESTATION
an indication or sign of a condition
NUTRIENT
substance or ingredient that provides nutrition
OCCLUDED
closed or obstructed
OMINOUS
significantly important or dangerous
ONGOING
continuous
ORAL
Given through or affecting the mouth
OVERT
obvious or easily observed
PARAMETER
a characteristic or constant factor
PAROXYSMAL
beginning suddenly or abruptly
PATENT
open
POTENT
giving a strong effect
POTENTIAL
capable of occurring or likely to occur
PRECAUTION
preventive measure
PRECIPITOUS
rapid, uncontrolled
PREDISPOSE
to make more susceptible or likely to occur
PREEXISTING
Already exists
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
RESTRICT
to limit
RETAIN
to hold or keep
SITE
location
STATUS
condition
STRICT
stringent, exact, complete
SUPPLEMENT
to take in addition to or to complete
SUPPRESS
to stop or subdue
SYMMETRIC
being equal or the same size shape and position
SYMPTOM
an indication of a problem
UNTOWARD
adverse or negative
URINATE
excrete or expel urine
VERBAL
spoken, using words
VITAL
essential
VOID
excrete,expel urine
VOLUME
amount of space occupied by a fluid
MILIEU
a person's social environment
PROGENY
offspring
FEBRILE
pertaining to fever
Q.I.D.
four times a day
PAROXYSMAL
pertaining to the sudden onset of an attack, symptoms, or emotion E.G. a _________ of weaping; ___________ coughing
PRECIPITOUS
sudden and dramatic; abrupt. (perhaps dangerously so)
UNTOWARD
unseemly or improper
EXPECTORATE
to cough or SPIT out phlegm from the throat or lungs
INTACT
whole
BREECH BIRTH
baby's buttocks or feet come out first
BREACH
to break an agreement
TRANSDERMAL
administered through the skin -- as with a patch
OBTUSE
slow-witted; ignorant
#NAME?
disintegration or decomposition.
DEGENERATE
v. to deteriorate or decline. adj. having lost normal/desirable qualities
ILIUM
lateral portion of the hip bone
TERTIARY (HEALTH CARE)
specialized care: cancer, burn, plastics Hesi *return to wellness*
TERTIARY
third order or level
BAND-
aid
NURSING _________
aide
to ____________ someone
aid
PLURALITY
more votes than the others
MAJORITY
more than half
SUPEREGO
acts as a self-critical conscience. Involves standards learned from parents/teachers. *contains rigid rules*
INDOLENT
wanting to avoid activity or exertion. Lazy.
BETWEEN
Use when there are TWO choices. Also, use for more than two choices if it involves a choice of distinct individual items. Choose __________ poms, cheerleading or drill team.
AMONG
use this for choosing ________ items lumped together. E.g. choose _______ the five dresses on the rack. Not used for TWO dresses.
VALID
applicable
DISTAL
part of the body farthest from the injury
UNNECESSARY
spelled with two Ns.
FARTHER
refers to a measurable distance.
FURTHER
refers to a figurative distance. (we will have to discuss this __________)
CONTRACTION
spasm
DISTAL
the part of the body farthest from the injury
TRIAGE
the order in which patients are to be treated
PIGMENTED
colored
METABOLISM
processing reaction
CONVULSION
spasm
IMPLEMENT
cause to happen
VALID
applicable
EXPAND
the opposite of contract
PRECIPITOUS
abrupt
UNTOWARD
unseemly
INTACT
whole
AUDIBLE
perceptible
PARAMETERS
limits
PRINCIPLE
a truth, a rule, or a law
NUMBER
can be counted
AMOUNT
cannot be counted
LETHARGIC
sleepy
IS
Each of the two European capitals _____ named after a famous leader.
LIE
to take a horizontal position
LAY
to place (something somewhere)
LAIN
past participle of lie
LAID
past participle of lay
Janet called her dog, who had run after a squirrel.
Janet called her __________ run after a squirrel.