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Abrupt

Sudden

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Abstain

to voluntarily refrain from

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access

a means to obtain entry or a mean of approach

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accountable

responsible

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adhere

to hold fast or stick together

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adverse

undesired

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affect

apperance of observable emotions

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annuial

occurring every year

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Apply

to place, put on, or spread

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audible

able to be heard

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bilateral

present on two sides

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cast

hard protective device applied to protect a broken bone while the bone heals

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cease

come to an end or bring to an end

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compensatory

offsetting or making up for something

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complication

an undesired problem that is the result of some other event

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comply

do as directed

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concave

rounded inward

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concise

breif, to the point

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consistency

degree of viscosity; how thick or thin the fluid is

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constrict

to draw together or become smaller

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contingent

dependent

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contour

shape or outline of a shape

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contract

to draw together, to reduce in size

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contraindication

a reason why something is not advisable or why it should not be done

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defecate

expel feces

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deficit

a deficiency or lack of something

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depress

press downward

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depth

downward measurement from a surface

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deteriorating

Worsening

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device

tool or piece of equipment

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diameter

the distance across the ccenter of an object

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dilate

to enlarge or expand

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dilute

to make a liquid less concentrated

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discrete

distinct, separate

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distended

enlarged or expanded from pressure

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elevate

to lift up or place in a higher position

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endogenous

produced within the body

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exacerbate

to make worse or more severe

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excess

more than what is needed

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exogenous

produced outside the body

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expamnd

to increase in size or amount

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exposure

contact

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external

located outside the body

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fatal

resulting in death

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fatigue

extreme tiredness, exhaustiion

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flaccid

limp, lacking tone

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flushed

reddended or ruddy appearence

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gaping

wide open

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gender

sex of an individuakl, as in male or female

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hydration

maintenance of body fluid balance

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hygiene

measures ccontributing to cleanliness and good health

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impaired

diminished or lackings ome usual quality or level

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impending

likely to occur again

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incidence

occurrence

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inflamed

reddned, swollen, warm and often tender

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ingest

to swallow for digestion

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initiate

to begin or put into practice

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insidious

so gradual as to not become apparent for a long time

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intact

in place, unharmed

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internal;

located witthin the body

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invasive

inserting or entering into a body part

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labile

changing rapidly and often

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latent

present, but not active or visable

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lethargic

difficult to arouse

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manifestation

an indication or sign of a condition

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nutrient

substance or ingredient that provides nourishment

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occluded

closed or obstructed

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ominous

significantly important and dangerous

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ongoing

continuous

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oral

given through or affecting the mouth

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overt

obvious, easily observered

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parameter

a characteristic or constant factor

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paroxxysmal

beginning suddenly or abruptly

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patemnt

open

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potent

prooducing a strong effect

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potential

capable of occurring or likely to occur

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precaution

Preventive measure

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precipitous

rapid, uncontrolled

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predipose

to make more susceptible or more likely to occur

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preexisting

already present

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primary

first or most significant

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priority

of great importance

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prognosis

the anticipated or expected course or outcom

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Rationale

the underlying reason

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recur

to occur again

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restrict

to limit

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retain

to hold or keep

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site

location

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status

condition

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strict

stringent

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supplement

to take in addition to or to complete

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suppress

to stop or subdue

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symmetric

being equal, in same size, shape

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symptom

an indication of a problem

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untoward

advesrse or negative

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urinate

exrete or expel urine

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verbal

spoken

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vital

essential

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void

exrete, or expel urine

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volume

amount of space occupied by a fluid

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abdomionpelvic

cavity composed of the abdomen and the pelvis

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aabsorption

moevment of nutrients from the digestive tube into the bloodstream

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actin

protein makin up the I band of th sarcomere

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amino acid

the building block of proteins

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antibody

special protein that protect the body from foreign substances

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atp

adenosine triphosphate which is the energy of the cell

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atria

upper chambers of the heart

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bile

product of the liver that emulsifiess fat

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cartilage

tissue amde of cells and fibers that connect and support

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ceruminous gland

gland of the ear that produces earwax

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chromosomes

bodies within the nucleus made of DNa and protein s

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Cilia

small hairlike projections on some cells

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CNs

abbreviation for CNS, which makes up brain and spinal code

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coronal plane

imaginary line passing through the body from head to feet that divides the body into front and back positions

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diaphragm

dome shaped breathing muscle that separates the thoracic and abdominal cavities

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diffusion

movement of materials from high concentration to lower concentration

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Digestion

the mechanical and chemical breakdown of food

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Dorsale HOrn

Cresecent-shaped projkection of graym atter within the spinal cord where snesory neurons enter the spinal cord

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ECG

electrocardiogram, which is a record of electrical activity of the heart

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embryo

prenatal development time between the zygote and the fetus

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endometrium

inner lining of the uterus

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enzymes

funcational proteins; their names usually end in ase

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foramen magnum

a passage in the skull bone through which teh spinal cord enteers the spinal coloumn

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formed elements

the blood cells

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glucose

a simple sugar found in certain foods, especially fruits

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homeostatsis

the physiologic steady state that is naturally maintained within the body

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hypothalamus

portion of the brain that regulates body temp, sleep and appetite

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ingest

to eat or drink food

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joints

articulations between adjoining ones

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keratin

a tough, fibrous, insoluble protein forming the primary component of skin, hair, nails and tooth enamel

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keratinized epithelium

the dead cells of the epidermis

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lacteal vessel

foudn within teh villi of intestinal wall, where fat nutrients are absorbed

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ligaments

tissue connecting bone to bone

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mwedian plane

an imaginary line dividing the body or body parti nto right and left portions

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mediastrinum

space withint eh throacic cavity that houses all the organs of the chest expect the lung

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metaboolism

the sum total of uses of atp in teh body

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Mucous membrane

thin sheets of tissue cells that line body openings or canal that open to the outside of the body

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myosin

a protein that makes up nearly half of the proteins in muscle cells

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nucleus

the control center of the cell

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oral cavity

the mouth

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orbits

cavities cointaing th eyes

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organelle

a structurally discrete component of a cell that performs a specific function

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Ph

measurement associated with acids and bases

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Phagocytosis

engulfing of materials by certain cells of the body

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plasma

the liquiod portion of blood

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pulmonary circulation

blood flow through a network of vessels between the ehart and the lungs forfr the oxxygenation of blood ajnd the removal of carbon dixode

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ribosome

the organelle of the cell where protein synthesis takes place

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sagittal

an imaginaryl ine running from front to vback that divides the body into right and left portions

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sarcoplasmic reticulum

organelle of the muscle fiber that stores calcium

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sebaceous gladns

oil glands of the skin

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spinal column

the backbone that protects the spinal cord, which runs inside of it

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subcutaneous tissue

layer of tisseue under the dermis that contains adipose tissue

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sudoriferous gladns

sweart glands

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synovial membranes

loose, connective tissue that lines the joint cavity

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systemic circulation

the general blood circulation of the body, not including the lungs

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thoracic cavity

the chest cavity

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transverse plane

an immaginary line dividing the body or body parts into top and bottom portions

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vasoconstriction

a narrowing of the diameter of a blood vessels

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vasodilation

a widening of the diameter of a bloo vessel

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ventral horns

the anterior columns of the gray matter of the spinal cord

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ventricles

lower chambers of the heart

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zygote

the fertailzed egg, fromt he time tii s fertilized untill iti s implanted in the uterus