HESI vocabulary

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abrupt

sudden

abstain

to voluntarily refrain

access

to obtain entry or a means of approach

accountable

responsible

adhere

to hold fast or stick together

adverse

undesired, possibly harmful

affect

appearance of observable emotions

annual

occurring every year

apply

to place, put on, or spread something

audible

able to be heard

bilateral

present on two sides

cast

hard protective device applied to protect a broken bone while it heals

cease

to come to an end or bring to an end

compensatory

offsetting or making up for something

complication

an undesired problem that is the result of some other event

comply

do as directed

concave

rounded inward

concise

brief, to the point

consistency

degree of viscosity, how thick or thin a fluid is

constrict

to draw together or become smaller

contingent

dependent

contour

shape or outline of a shape

contraindication

a reason why something is not advisable or why it should not be done

defecate

to expel feces

deficit

a defeciency or lack of something

depress

press downward

depth

downward measurement from a surface

deteriorating

worsening

device

tool or piece of equipment

diameter

the distance across the center of an object

dilate

to enlarge or expand

dilute

to make a liquid less concentrated

discrete

distinct, deparate

distended

enlarged or expanded from pressure

elevate

to lift up or place in a higher position

endogenous

produced within the body

exacerbate

to make worse or more severe

excess

more than what is needed or usual

exogenous

produced outside the body

expand

to increase in size or amount

exposure

contact

external

located outside the body

fatal

resulting in death

fatigue

extreme tiredness, exhaustion

flaccid

limp, lacking tone

flushed

reddened or ruddy appearance

gaping

wide open

gender

sex of an individual, as in male or female

hydration

maintenance of body fluid balance

hygeine

measures contributing to cleanliness

impaired

diminished or lacking some usual quality or level

impending

likely to occur soon

incidence

occurence

inflamed

reddened, swollen, warm, and often tender

ingest

to swallow for digestion

initiate

to begin or put into practice

insidious

so gradual as to not become apparent for a long time

intact

in place, unharmed

internal

located within the body

invasive

inserting or entering into a body part

labile

changing rapidly and often

latent

present, but not active or visible

lethargic

difficult to arouse

manifestation

an indication or sign of a condition

nutrient

substance or ingredient that provides nourishment

occluded

closed or obstructed

ominous

significantly important and dangerous

ongoing

continuous

oral

given through or affecting the mouth

overt

obvious, easily observed

parameter

a characterisic or constant factor

paroxysmal

beginning suddenly or abruptly

patent

open

potent

producing a strong effect

potential

capable of occurring or likely to occur

precaution

preventive measure

precipitous

rapid, uncontrolled

predispose

to make more susceptible or more likely to occur

preexisting

already present

primary

first or most significant

priority

of great importance

prognosis

the anticipated or expected course or outcome

rationale

the underlying reason

recur

to occur again

restrict

to limit

retain

to hold or keep

site

location

status

condition

strict

stringent, exact, complete

supplement

to take in addition to or to complete

suppress

to stop or subdue

symmetric (symmetrical)

being equal or the same in size, shape, and relative position

symptom

an indication of a problem

untoward

adverse or negative

urinate

to excrete or expel urine

verbal

spoken, using words

vital

essential

void

excrete, or expel urine

volume

amount of space occupied by a fluid

euphamism

an agreeable, or pleasant statement

febrile

having a fever

circuit

lap/rotation

audible

perceptible

parameters

limits

expectorate

spit

breach

broken,ruptured, or torn

breech

buttocks first

obtuse

ignorant

lysis

decomposition

primary healthcare

widest scope of healthcare ie. family doctor

secondary healthcare

specialists ie. cardiologist, dermatologist

tertiary healthcare

specialized consultative care on referral from primary of secondary health provider ie. cancer care, plastic surgeon

spinster

an unmarried woman

Freud's superego

contains rigid rules

milieu

environment

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