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afebrile

without fever

alert

looking around, awake, attentive

body habitus

state of the pt's body, often referring to obesity

cachectic

extremely skinny, bony, malnourished

combative

aggressively uncooperative

constitutional

general appearance and nature of a pt

dehydrated

general appearance of lacking water; dry lips, dry mucosa

distress

pt's inability to tolerate their body state, due to pain or respiratory failure

elderly

appearing old

emaciated

extremely thin and malnourished, wasting

febrile

elevated body temp, fever, indicative of infection

ill appearing

not appearing healthy

inconsolable

when an infant or baby cannot be made to stop crying

malaise

generalized feeling of discomfort or lack of well being

malnourished

poor nutritional state

morbidly obese

extremely overweight

non toxic

appearing stable and at no risk of deterioration

somnolent

appearing drowsy

tearful

state of crying or being about to cry

uncooperative

not following commands or go with physicians requests

unkempt

poor self hygiene

well developed

normal state of mental and body development