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Abrupt

Sudden

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Abstain

To voluntarily refrain from something. ex: the dental hygienist instructed the patient to abstain from smoking to improve his breath order

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Access

A means to obtain entry or a means of approach

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Adverse

Undesired, possibly harmful

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Bilateral

Present on two sides ex: the unlicensed assistive personnel reported to the nurse that the patient had bilateral weakness in the legs when walking.

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Cavity

An opening or an empty area ex: the nurse inspected the patient's oral cavity for lesions

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concave

Rounded inard

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Contingent

Dependent ex: The hygienist told the patient that a healthy mouth is contingent on careful daily brushing and flossing

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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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Discrete

Distinct, separate

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Endogenous

Produced within the body.

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Exacerbate

To make worse or more severe

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Exogenous

Produced outside the body

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Flaccid

Limp, lacking tone ex: After her stroke the patient could not feed herslef because her arms were flaccid.

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Gastrointestinal

Of or relating to the stomach and the intestines.

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hematologic

Of a relating to blood.

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Insidious

So gradual as to not become apparent for a long time

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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 visible

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Neurologic

Of or relating to the nervous system

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Neurovascular

Of or relating to the nervous systme and blood vessels.

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Occluded

Close or obstructed

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Ominous

Significantly important and dangerous.

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Overt

Obvious, easily observed

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Paroxysmal

Begining suddenly or abruptly: convulsive

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Pathogenic

Causing or able to cause disease.

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Pathology

Process, caused, and effects of a disease; abnormality

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Posterior

located behind; in the back

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Precipitous

Rapid, uncontrolled

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Prognosis

The anticipated or expected course or outcome

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Renal

Of or relating to the kidneys.

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Sublingual

Under the tongue

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Symmentric

Being equal

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Syndrome

Group of symptoms that, when occurring together, reflect a specific disease or disorder.

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Transdermal

Crossing through the skin

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Transmission

Transfer, such as of a disease from one person to another.

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Untoward

Adverse or negative

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Vascular

of relating to blood vessels