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Abrupt:
: sudden.
Abstain:
: to voluntary refrain from something.
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:
: occuring every year.
Apply:
: to place, put on, or spread something.
Audible:
: able to be heard.
Bilateral:
: present on two sides.
Cast:
: hard protective device applied to protect a broken bone while the bone heals.
Cease:
: come to an end, or bring to an end.
Compensatory:
: offsetting or making up for something.
Complication:
: an undesired problen that is the result of some other event.
Comply:
: do as directed.
Concave:
: rounded inward.
Concise:
: brief, to the point.
Consistency:
: degree of viscosity; how thick or thin a fluid is.
Constrict:
: to draw together or become smaller.
Contingent:
: dependent.
Contour:
: shape or outline of a shape.
Contract:
: to draw together, to 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 a surface.
Deteriorating:
: worsening.
Device:
: tool or piece of equiptment.
Diameter:
: the distance across the center of an object.
Dilate:
: to enlarge or expand.
Dilute:
: to make a liquid less concentrated.
Discrete:
: distinct, separate.
Distended:
: enlarged or expanded from pressure.
Elevate:
: to lift up or place in a higher position.
Endogenous:
: produced within the body.
Exacerbate:
: to make worse or move severe.
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, exhaustion.
Flaccid:
: limp, lacking tone.
Flushed:
: reddened or ruddy appearance.
Gaping:
: wide open.
Gender:
: sex of an individual, as in male or female.
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 gradual as to not become apparent for a long time.
Intact:
: in place, unharmed.
Internal:
: located within the body.
Invasive:
: inserting or entering into a 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 ingredent that provides nourishment.
Occluded:
: closed or obstructed.
Ominous:
: signifcantly important and dangerous.
Ongoing:
: continous.
Oral:
: given through or affecting the mouth.
Overt:
: obvious, easily observed.
Parameter:
: a charecteristic or constant factor.
Paroxysmal:
: begining suddenly or abruptly.
Patent:
: open.
Potent:
: producing a strong effect.
Potential:
: capable of occuring or likely to occur.
Precaution:
: preventive measure.
Precipitous:
: rapid, uncontrolled.
Predispose:
: to make more susceptible or more likely to occur.
Pre-existing:
: already present.
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
(Symmetrical)
: being equal or the same size, shape, and relative position.
Symptom:
: an indication of a problem.
Untoward:
: adverse or negative.
Urinate:
: excrete or expel urine.
Verbal:
: spoken, using words.
Vital:
: essential.
Void:
: excrete, or expel urine.
Volume:
: amount of space occupied by a fluid.