To voluntarily refrain from something. ex: the dental hygienist instructed the patient to abstain from smoking to improve his breath order
A means to obtain entry or a means of approach
Undesired, possibly harmful
Present on two sides ex: the unlicensed assistive personnel reported to the nurse that the patient had bilateral weakness in the legs when walking.
An opening or an empty area ex: the nurse inspected the patient's oral cavity for lesions
Dependent ex: The hygienist told the patient that a healthy mouth is contingent on careful daily brushing and flossing
Shape or outline of a shape.
To draw together, to reduce in size
Produced within the body.
To make worse or more severe
Produced outside the body
Limp, lacking tone ex: After her stroke the patient could not feed herslef because her arms were flaccid.
Of or relating to the stomach and the intestines.
Of a relating to blood.
So gradual as to not become apparent for a long time
Inserting or entering into a body part
Changing rapidly and often
Present but not active or visible
Of or relating to the nervous system
Of or relating to the nervous systme and blood vessels.
Close or obstructed
Significantly important and dangerous.
Obvious, easily observed
Begining suddenly or abruptly: convulsive
Causing or able to cause disease.
Process, caused, and effects of a disease; abnormality
located behind; in the back
The anticipated or expected course or outcome
Of or relating to the kidneys.
Under the tongue
Group of symptoms that, when occurring together, reflect a specific disease or disorder.
Crossing through the skin
Transfer, such as of a disease from one person to another.
Adverse or negative
of relating to blood vessels