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Abrupt
Sudden

*The nurse noticed an abrupt change in the patient's level of pain.
Abstain
To voluntarily refrain from somthing.

*The dental hygienist instructed the patient to abstain from smoking to improve breath odor.
Access
A means to obtain entry or a means of approach.

*To administer medications into the patient's vein, the nurse must access the vein with a special needle.
Accountable
Responsible

*Paramedics are accountable for maintaining up to date knowledge of resuscitation techniques.
Adhere
To hold fast or stick together.

*The tape must adhere to the patient's skin to hold the bandage in place.
Adverse
Undesired, possible harmful

*Vomiting is an adverse effect of many medications.
Affect
Appearance of abservable emotions.

The nurse observed that a depressed patient exhibited no obvious emotion and reported that the patient had a flat affect.
Annual
Every year

* the patient told the nurse that she had schedules her annual mommogram, as she had een instructed.
Apply
To place, put on, or spread something

*The physical therapist will apply a medication to the wound before covering the wound with a bandage.
Audible
Able to be heard

The respiratory therapist noticed that when the patient was having difficulty breathing, she could hear an audible wheezy sound.