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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