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Afebrile
Without fever
Alert
Looking around, awake, attentive
Body Habitus
The state of the patient's body, often referring to obesity
Cachectic
Extremely skinny, bony, malnourished
Combative
Aggressively uncooperative
Constitutional
The general appearance and nature of a patient
Dehydrated
General appearance of lacking water; dry lips; dry mucosa
Distress
A patient's inability to tolerate their body-state, due to pain or respiratory failure
Elderly
Appearing old
Emaciated
Extremely thin and malnourished, wasting
Febrile
Elevated body temperature, fever, indicative of infection
Ill Appearing
Not appearing healthy
Inconsolable
When an infant or baby cannot be made to stop crying
Malaise
Generalized feeling of discomfort or lack of well-being
Malnourished
Poor nutritional state
Morbidly Obese
Extremely overweight
Non-toxic
Appearing stable and at no risk of deterioration
Somnolent
Appearing drowsy
Tearful
The state of crying, or being about to cry
Uncooperative
Does not follow commands or go along with physician requests
Unkempt
Poor self hygiene
Well developed
Normal state of mental and body development