HESI A2 Vocabulary- Chapter 3
To voluntarily refrain from something
A means to obtain entry or a means of approach.
To hold fast or stick together.
Undesired, possibly harmful
Appearance of observable emotions
Occurring every year
To place, put on, or spread something
Able to be heard
Present on two sides
of of relating to the heart
Hard protective device applied to protect a broken bone while the bone heals
An opening or an empty area
Come to an end or bring to an end.
Offsetting or making up for something.
An undesired problem that is the result of some other event.
Do as directed.
Brief, to the point.
Degree of viscosity; how thick or thin a fluid is.
To draw together or become smaller.
Shape or outline of a shape.
To draw together, to reduce in size.
A reason why something is not advisable or why it should not be done.
A deficiency or lack of something.
Downward measurement from a surface.
Identification of an injury or disease.
The distance across the center of an object.
To enlarge or expand
To make a liquid less concentrated.
Enlarged or expanded from pressure.
Ex. When a blood vessel is distended, the laboratory technician can easily insert a needle to obtain a blood sample.
Impaired or abnormal functioning.
To lift up or place in a higher position.
Produced within the body
To make worse or more severe.
More than what is needed or usual.
Produced outside the body
To increase in size or amount.
Located outside the body.
Resulting in death.
Extreme tiredness, exhaustion.
Limp, lacking tone.
Reddened or Ruddy appearance.
Of or relating to the stomach and the intestines.
Sex of an individual, as in male or female.
Of or relating to blood
Maintenance of body fluid balance.
Measures contributing to cleanliness and good health.
Diminished or lacking some usual quality or level.
Likely to occur soon.
Contamination or invasion of body tissue by pathogenic organisms.
Reddened, swollen, warm, and often tender.
To swallow for digestion.
To begin or put into practice.
So gradual as to not become apparent for a long time.
In place, unharmed.
Located within the body.
Inserting or entering into a body part.
Changing rapidly and often.
Present but not active or visible.
Ex. The latent infection produced symptoms only when the patient's condition was weakened from another illness.
Difficult to arouse.
An indication or sign of a condition.
Of or relating to muscle and skeleton
of or relating to muscle and skeleton.
Of or relating to the nervous system
Of or relating to the nervous system and blood vessels.
Substance or ingredient that provides nourishment
Closed or obstructed.
Significantly important and dangerous.
Given through or affecting the mouth
Obvious, easily observed.
Ex. The obvert symptoms of the disease included vomiting and diarrhea.
A characteristic or constant factor, limit.
Beginning suddenly or abruptly; convulsive
Causing or able to cause disease.
Processes, causes, and effects of a disease; abnormality.
Located behind; in the back.
Producing a strong effect.
Capable of occurring or likely to occur.
To make more susceptible or more likely to occur.
First or most significant.
Of great improtance
The anticipation or expected course or outcome
The underlying reason.
To occur again
Of or relating to the kidneys
Inhalation and exhalation of air.
To hold or keep.
Stringent, exact, complete.
Under the tongue.
To take in addition to or to complete
To stop or subdue.
Being equal or the same in size, shape, and relative position
An indication of a problem
Group of symptoms that, when occurring together, reflect a specific disease or disorder.
Of or relating to the treatment
Crossing through the skin.
Transfer, such as of a disease, from one person to another
Process used to determine the priority of treatment for patients according to the severity of a patient's condition and likelihood of benefit from the treatment.
Adverse or negative.
Excrete or expel urine
Of or relating to blood vessels.
Spoken, using words
Microscopic infectious agent capable of replicating only in living cells, usually causing infectious disease.
Excrete, or expel urine
Amount of space occupied by a fluid.