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The following 10 terms are common medical terms. You need to know the definition of each term and be able to spell the word and the words in the definition correctly.

A broken bone

Fracture

Swelling caused by excess fluid in the body tissue

Edema

Blood vessels that transport blood away from the heart to all parts of the body

Arteries

To excrete urine

Void

Free of living microorganisms

Sterile

Individuals who are more than 20-30 percent over the established weight standards for their height, age, and gender

Obese

Higher than normal blood pressure

Hypertension

Total paralysis affecting only one side of the body

Hemiplegia

Fever; feverish

Febrile

A yellow discoloration of the skin, mucous membrances, and the eye

Jaundice

fx or FX

Fracture

prn or PRN

As needed

EKG or ECG

Electrocardiogram

CPR

CardioPulmonary Resuscitation

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

MI

Myocardial Infacrction (heart attack)

DM

Diabetes Mellitus

UTI

Urinary Tract Infection

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