Chapter 6 Definitions BCaruso
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One who pleads the cause of another; one who defends or maintains a cause or proposal.
Apportioning for a specific purpose or to particular persons or things.
Notes added by way of comment or explanation.
The act of doing or producing good, especially performing acts of charity or kindness.
Research studies that test how well new medical treatments or other interventions work in the subjects, usually human beings.
Marked differences or distinctions.
The tendency of something or someone to act in a certain manner under given circumstances.
Obligatory tasks, conduct, service, or functions that arise from one's position, as in life or in a group.
The act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy.
Faithfulness to something to which one is bound by pledge or duty.
Mature male or female germ cells, usually possessing a haploid chromosome set and capable of initiating formation of a new diploid individual; a sex cell, whether sperm or ovum,
The genetic material of an organism.
The practice of forming ideas or living under the influence of ideas.
Being in a less than perfect or less than whole condition; it includes having handicaps or functional defects and being under the influence of drugs, alcohol, and/or controlled substances.
Not fertile or productive; not capable of reproducing.
An inward, reflective examination of one's own thoughts and feelings.
Refraining from the act of harming or committing evil.
Formal expressions of judgement or advice by an expert; formal expressions of the legal reasons and principles on which a legal decision is based.
A person who seeks wisdom or enlightenment; an expounder of a theory in a certain area of experience.
Done, collected, or occurring after death.
To get possession of, to obtain by particular care and effort.
The realm embracing property rights that belong to the community at large, are unprotected by copyright or patent, and are subject to use or appropriation by anyone.
Consequences produced by a cause or following from a set of conditions.
Amends, acts of atonement, or satisfaction given as a result of a wrong or injury.
Oriented or directed toward social needs and problems.
A substitute; to put in place of another.
Codes used instead of names to protect the confidentiality of the patient in a method of anonymous HIV testing.
A devotion to or conformity with the truth.
With regard to medical ethics, the fair distribution of benefits and burdens among individuals or groups in society with legitimate claims on those benefits.
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