HESI A2 words
Terms in this set (195)
To voluntarily refrain from something. (EX: The dental hygienist instructed the patient to abstain from smoking to improve his breath odor.)
Sudden and possibly unexpected
Tribute or honor.
To be responsible. (EX: Paramedics are accountable for maintaining up-to-date knowledge or resuscitation techniques.)
Sudden, intense. (EX: The nurse administered the prescribed pain medication to the patient who was experiencing acute pain after surgery.)
To hold fast or stick together. (EX: The tape must adhere to the patient's skin to hold the bandage in place.)
Undesired, possibly harmful. (EX: Vomiting is an adverse effect of many medications.)
Control, protection. (EX: Unit staffing decisions are under the aegis of the nurse manager.)
A sum total of many things.
Hurt or angry.
Uncertain, having contradictory feelings. (EX: After learning that she had breast cancer, the patient was ambivalent about having a mastectomy.)
A thing of the past. "My disease is anachronism"
Cure or remedy. "I need an antidote for this headache"
Reduce. "This medicine is alleviating my pain"
To place, put on, or spread something.
To give consent, to agree.
Able to be heard. (EX: The respiratory therapist noted the patient's audible wheezing as a symptom of the patient's asthma.
Single-celled, microscopic organisms.
Bombardment, onslaught. (continuous attack). "This staph disease is so barrage, I keep getting butt pimples."
Manner, direction, or influence.
Present on two sides.
Heartless, cruel, or pitiless.
Of or relating to the heart.
Medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision.
An opening or an empty area.
Come to an end or bring to an end.
Order of events as they occurred; timeline.
Offsetting (amount that diminishes or balances the effect of a contrary one) or making up for something. Best described as corrective.
Rounded inward. (RBC)
Brief, to the point.
Degree of viscosity; how thick or thin a fluid is in relation to how it flows. (Texture).
To establish, create, or organize.
To draw together or become smaller. "Blood vessels constrict when you are in a cold environment"
A reason something is not advisable or should not be done.
To be complex. "Her symptoms were very convoluted: back pain, headache, and severe nose bleed."
Having or causing convulsions (violent shaking of the body [epilepsy])
Hidden or concealed. "Her bruises were covert under her clothes"
Quick, perfunctory, not thorough. "run a cursory examination on the adult."
A deficiency or lack of something.
Confused or mistaken.
Downward measurement from a surface.
Dried or withered. "Her feces were desiccated"
Tool or piece of equipment.
Identification of an injury or disease.
To enlarge or expand.
To make a liquid less concentrated.
Distinct, separate. "Her bruises were so discrete, scattered all around her body"
Distant; away from the center (body).
Enlarged or expanded from pressure. "Her stomach looked like a balloon, it was distended"
Easily handled, tame i.e. not dangerous or frightened by people. "The little girl was docile, very gullible."
Impaired or abnormal functioning.
Worldly or possible.
Ability to share what others are feeling; understanding the feelings of another.
Developing internally of body. "Cells are endogenous"
To destroy completely. "Everyone wants to eradicate cancer."
Being extremely delicate or refined, ghostly, or eerie.
The origin or cause of a disease or condition.
An inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive. "Im sorry, but your father passed away."
Confident. (I am euphoric about this exam.)
To make worse or more severe.
Developing externally of body. "Hair is exogenous"
To increase in size or amount.
To cough up discharge from the lungs through the mouth. (spit).
To come in contact.
Lengthening; unbending a joint.
Located outside the body.
Resulting in death.
Extreme tiredness, exhaustion.
Soft and hanging loosely or limply, especially so as to look or feel unpleasant. (LIMP) (PENIS)
Bending a joint. "FLEXING YOUR ARM"
Reddened or ruddy appearance.
Omit (to leave out or exclude). (FORGO-> NOGO).
Of or relating to the stomach and the intestines.
Evade, circumvent, or dodge. (ESCAPE OR AVOID).
To be thoughtless, unmindful, or careless.
Of or relating to blood.
Maintenance of body fluid balance.
Measures contributing to cleanliness and good health.
Diminished or lacking some usual quality or level.
Occurring in the near future, about to happen.
Impenetrable, not allowing anything to pass through. "skin"
To put into action or to cause it to happen.
To suggest without explicitly stating. (Sender of a message implies)
Contamination or invasion of body tissue by pathogenic organisms.
To conclude or deduce- arrive at a fact. (The receiver of the message infers)
Reddened, swollen, warm, and often tender.
To swallow for digestion.
To hold back, constrain, reduce, or slow. "Migraine pills inhibit migraines"
To begin or put into practice.
So gradual as to not become apparent (clearly visible) for a long time.
In place, unharmed, or whole.
Located within the body.
Inserting or entering into a body part.
Of or relating to movement.
Changing rapidly and often. (VOLATILE)
Present but not active or visible.
On the side.
Bequest or relic.
Difficult to arouse. (wake).
Sickness, condition, or dissatisfaction.
Expected to grow and worsen.
An indication or sign of a condition.
The environmental condition or setting.
Of or relating to muscle and skeleton.
Vague (uncertain, unclear).
Of or relating to the nervous system.
Of or relating to the nervous system and blood vessels.
Substance or ingredient that provides nourishment.
Closed or obstructed.
Giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious. (portentous).
Given through or affecting the mouth.
Of the ear.
Dungeon, prison, or cell.
OBVIOUS OR VISIBLE.
The doctor had put his OVERT opinion in the plainest language possible; there was nothing more to be done for the patient besides comfort care.
Aching. (Sore, throbbing with pain).
Cure, solution, or remedy.
A characteristic or constant FACTOR, limit. Structure.
Sudden, recurrence spasms or seizures.
Causing or able to cause a disease.
Processes, causes, and effects of a disease; abnormality.
Infested with lice.
Located behind; in the back.
Producing a strong effect.
Capable of occurring or likely to occur.
To make more susceptible or more likely to occur. make someone liable or inclined to a specified attitude, action, or condition.
"lack of exercise may predispose an individual to high blood pressure".
First or most significant.
Of great importance.
The anticipated or expected course or outcome. (EX: The physician explained that, with treatment, the patient's prognosis was for a long and healthy life.)
A rapid increase in number.
4 times a day.
Strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of a disease or to exclude, detain, or isolate. (CONFINEMENT: keep or restrict someone from something)
Wild, loud, or disorderly.
The underlying reason| LOGIC. (EX: To make sure that the patient will follow the diet instructions, the medical assistant explains the rationale for the low-salt diet.)
To occur again.
To entertain, amuse, or delight.
A systematic plan for therapy.
Thing of the past.
Improvement or absence of signs of disease.
Of or relating to the kidneys.
Inhalation or exhalation of air.
To hold or keep.
An unmarried woman.
A mixture of saliva and mucus coughed up from the respiratory tract, typically as a result of infection or other disease.
Under the tongue.
Having substance or sustaining. Strengthen or support physically or mentally.
"this thought had sustained him throughout the years."
( OF considerable importance, size, or worth).
To take in addition to or to complete.
To stop or subdue. (counter).
A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.
Likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing. (PREDISPOSE).
Being equal or the same in size, shape, and relative position.
An indication of a problem.
Group of symptoms that, when occurring together, reflect a specific disease or disorder.
Tertiary Health Care
A system to return patients to wellness.
Of or relating to the treatment of a disease or a disorder.
Causing harm or poisonous.
Crossing through the skin.
Transfer, such as of a disease, from one person to another.
Process used to determine the priority of treatment for patients according to the severity of a patient's condition and the likelihood of benefit from the treatment.
Being or seeming to be everywhere at once.
Excrete or expel urine.
Of or relating to blood vessels.
Spoken, using words.
Extremely harmful and severe.
Microscopic infectious agent capable of replicating only in living cells, usually causing infectious disease.
Labile, change rapidly.
Amount of space occupied by a fluid.
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