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ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
DEGENERATIVE DISEASE OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM CHARACTERIZED BY PREMATURE SENILE MENTAL DETERIORATION.
AGING
PROCESS OF GROWING OLD.
TERM
A BABY BORN AT 38 OR MORE GESTATIONAL WEEKS.
ATROPHY
WASTING; A DECREASE IN SIZE OF AN ORGAN OR TISSUE.
ANXIETY
ABNORMAL AND OVERWHELMING APPREHENSION OF FEAR ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS
DEFENSE MECHANISM
HABITUAL BEHAVIORS OR PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR THAT ALLOW PEOPLE TO AVOID EXPERIENCING ANXIETY OR PSYCHOLOGICAL THREAT.
COPING
ATTEMPT TO DEAL WITH UNPLEASANT, UNCOMFORTABLE, UNKNOWN, STRESSFUL, ORANXIETY - PRODUCING STIMULUS.
ANALGESIA
ABSENCE OF NORMAL SENSE OF PAIN.
PREMATURE
BABY BORN BEFORE 38 WEEKS OF GESTATION REGARDLESS OF WEIGHT.
BIAS
PREJUDICE; UNREASONED DISTORTION OF JUDGEMENT.
MOURNING
EXPESSING GRIEF AND SORROW FOR A PERSON'S DEATH, ESPECIALLY THOSE OUTWARD EXPRESSIONS OF GRIEF SUCH AS WEARING BLACK CLOTHING, ARMBAND OR PATCH.
DEATH
PERMANENT CESSATION OF ALL VITAL FUNCTIONS; THE LOSS OF BRAIN STEM AND SPINAL REFLEXES WITH FLAT ENCEPHALOGRAM OVER 24 HOURS.
ANASTOMOSIS
UNION OF PARTS SO AS TO INTERCOMMUNICATE.
CULTURE
CUSTOMARY BELIEFS AND TRAITS OF A RACIAL, RELIGIOUS, OR SOCIAL GROUP.
APGAR
ASSESSMENT SCORING SYSTEM FOR NEWBORNS.
TERMINAL
PRETAINING TO THE END.
GRIEF
EMOTION OF SORROW, SADNESS, OR ANGUISH USUALLY RELATED TO THE DEATH OR LOSS OF SOMEONE OR SOMETHING THAT WAS MUCH LOVED, RESPECTED, AND / OR HIGHLY REGARDED.
SKIN TRIGOR
RESISTANCE OF THE SKIN TO DEFORMATION.
DEPRESSION
PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER MARKED BY FEELINGS OF SADNESS AND HOPELESSNESS, INACTIVITY, DIFFICULTY IN THINKING AND CONCENTRATING, INCREASED OR DECREASED IN NORMAL EATING OR SLEEPING PATTERNS, AND SOMETIMES SUICIDAL TENDENCIES.
LIBIDO
SEXUAL DRIVE, CONSCIOUS OR UNCONSCIOUS.
FETAL DEATH
DEATH OF A FETUS AFTER 20 WEEKS OF GESTATION AND BEFORE DELIVERY, REGARDLESS OF GESTATIONAL AGE, WITH NO SIGNS OF LIFE FOLLOWING BIRTH.
NEEDS
PHYSIOLOGICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE WELL-BEING OF AN ORGANISM.
STENOSIS
NARROWING OR CONSTRICTION OF A PASSAGE OR ORIFICE.
PEDIATRICS
BRANCH OF MEDICINE DEALING WITH THE DEVELOPMENT, CARE, AND DISEASES OF CHILDREN.
PROGNOSIS
PROJECTION OF THE COURSE AND END OF A DISEASE AND THE ESTIMATE OF CHANCE FOR RECOVERY.