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Abrupt

exceedingly sudden and unexpected

Abstain

choose no to consume

Access

reach or gain access to

Accountable

liable to account for one's actions

Adhere

be compatible or in accordance with

Adverse

contrary to your interests or welfare

Affect

act physically on

Annual

occurring or payable every year

Apply

ask (for something)

Audible

heard or perceptible by the ear

Bilateral

having two sides or parts

Cardiac Cast

a large research study run by the National Heart and Lung Institute that found that long-term treatment of arrhythmias may have a questionable effect on mortality, and in some cases actually lead to increased cardiac death; basis for the current indication for antiarrhythmics (short term use to treat life threatening ventricular arrhythmias)

Compensatory

making up for; repaying

Complication

any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of (or because of) another disease

Comply

to yield to a request or command

Concave

curving inward

Concise

short and to the point

Consistency

a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts

Constrict

squeeze or press together

Contingent

determined by conditions or circumstances not yet established

Contour

any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

Contract

be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

Contraindication

(medicine) a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment

Defecate

have a bowel movement

Deficit

the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required

Depress

press down

Depth

extent downward or backward or inward

Deteriorating

getting worse

Device

an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Diagnosis

identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon

Diameter

the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference

Dilate

become wider

Dilute

lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

Discrete

separate; unconnected

Distended

abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas

Dysfunction

(medicine) any disturbance in the function of an organ or body part

Elevate

give a promotion to or assign to a higher position, raise from a lower to a higher position

Endogenous

derived or originating internally

Exacerbate

make worse

Excess

immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

Exogenous

derived or originating externally

Expand

become larger in size or volume or quantity

Exposure

abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open)

External

outward features

Fatal

(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences

Fatigue

temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work

Flaccid

lacking firmness or stiffness

Flushed

(especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion

Gaping

with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe

Gastrointestinal

of or relating to the stomach and intestines

Gender

the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles

Hematologic

of or relating to blood

Hydration

Maintenance of body fluid balance

Hygiene

a condition promoting sanitary practices

Impaired

diminished in strength, quality, or utility

Impending

about to happen

Incidence

Occurrence

Infection

(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease

Inflamed

Reddened, swollen, warm and often tender

Ingest

serve oneself to, or consume regularly

Initiate

bring into being

Insidious

working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

Intact

undamaged in any way

Internal

inside

Invasive

Inserting or entering into a body part

Labile

likely to change

Laceration

a torn ragged wound

Latent

present, but not active; hidden

Lethargic

Sluggish

Manifestation

a clear appearance

Musculoskeletal

relating to muscles and skeleton

Neurologic

of or relating to or used in or practicing neurology

Neurovascular

Of or relating to the nervous system and blood vessels

Nutrient

any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue

Occluded

closed off

Ominous

unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen

Ongoing

currently happening

Oral

of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth

Overt

open and observable

Parameter

(n.) a determining or characteristic element; a factor that shapes the total outcome; a limit, boundary

Paroxysmal

beginning suddenly or abruptly

Patent

evident or obvious

Pathogenic

causing disease

Pathology

study of disease

Posterior

toward the back

Potent

having the power to influence or convince

Potential

possible, able to happen; something that can develop or become a reality

Precaution

a measure taken in advance to prevent harm

Precipitous

extremely steep, hasty, quickly, with too little concern

Predispose

to incline to beforehand

Preexisting

Already exists

Primary

First or most significant

Priority

Of great importance

Prognosis

a prediction of the course of a disease

Rationale

The underlying reason

Recur

happen or occur again

Renal

of or relating to the kidneys

Respiration

breathing

Restrict

place limits on (extent or access)

Retain

To hold or keep

Site

Location

Status

a condition or situation

Strict

severe and unremitting in making demands

Sublingual

beneath the tongue

Supplement

something added to make up for something missing

Suppress

control and refrain from showing

Symmetric

having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts

Symptom

(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

Syndrome

a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease

Therapeutic

tending to cure or restore to health

Transdermal

Through the skin

Transmission

Transfer, such as of a disease, from one person to another

Trauma

any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Triage

Sorting and allocating aid on the basis of need for or likely benefit from medical treatment or food

Untoward

not favorable, troublesome, unruly

Urinate

Excrete or expel urine

Vascular

pertaining to blood vessels

Verbal

expressed in spoken words

Virus

a tiny, nonliving particle that invades and then reproduces inside a living cell

Vital

necessary or essential to life

Void

containing nothing

Volume

the amount of space an object takes up

ostersize

to separate

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