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Anemia
A deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin
blood
Aphasia
Inability to communicate verbally or non verbally
can't
Abduct
to move away from the axis of the body
away
Abrasion
Scraping/rubbing away of the surface as in a injury usually caused by friction or trauma
injury
Adhesion
Band of scar tissue that binds to anatomic surfaces that are normally separate
binds
Adduct
To move toward the axis of the body
toward
Anatomy
the study of the structure of the body and its parts
body
Antecubital
In front of the elbow; at the bend
elbow
Antispesis
Destruction of microorganisms to prevent infection
infection
Ambidextrous
Ability to use either the left or right hand to accomplish tasks
l or r
Antisepsis
Destruction of microorganisms to prevent infection
Antidote
A physiologic or Physchologic counteraction such as a antidote to a poison. The poison would be counteracted with an antidote.
Autonomy
the quality of being able to function independently
Bilateral
Occuring or having two sides or having two layers
Catabolism
A metabolic process which breaks down complex substances into simple compounds
Congenital
A defect or anomaly that is present at birth
Contraception
A process in which measures are taken to block conception by either technique or medicine
Dehydrate
Excessive loss of water from the body
Diaphragm
A Dome shaped muscle that separates the thoracic & abdominal cavities/used in respiration
Disinfection
Killing or neutralizing of pathogenic organisms
Epidermis
The outer layer of skin made up of stratified squamous epithelium
Flexion
The opposite movement of extending a joint
Extension
Straightening a joint
Carpal
Referring to the wrist its bones
Bursitis
An inflammation of the bursa, the connective tissue surrounding a joint
Aberrant
A typical result or finding not what would be normal or expected.