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Abrasion
Process of scraping away from a surface; such as skin or teeth
Anesthetize
To induce a loss of feeling or sensation with the administration of a specific medication
Arousal
Pertaining to a state of alertness or consciousness.
Asymmetrical
Unequal in size or shape. Without proportion of the body
Asystole
Without contraction of the heart; the absence of electrical and mechanical activity in the heart.
Comatose
Pertaining to a state of deep sleep; total lack of consciousness.
Epithelium
Structure that covers the internal and external organs of the body and the lining of vessels
Exogenous
Pertaining to originating outside the body or an organ of the body or produced from external causes
Grandiose
Pertaining to a feeling of greatness.
Gynecoid
To resemble a female;
gynecoid pelvis
Is the normal shape of the birth canal that allows for the exit of the average fetus.
Hypertrophy
The increase in the size of an organ; structure; or the body caused by an increase in the size of the cells; also called overgrowth.
Infection
Process whereby a pathogenic (disease producing) microorganism invades the body
Irregular
Pertaining to not being regular.
Nasolabial
Pertaining to the nose and lip.
Palpate
To use the hands or fingers to examine by touch; to feel.
Steroid
Applies to any one of a large group of substances chemically related to natural steroid hormones
Trauma
Physical injury or wound caused by external force; violence; or a toxic substance;
Turgor
Refers to the expected resiliency of the skin caused by the outward pressure of the cells and interstitial fluid.