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Centigrade is equivalent to...

Celsius

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Abduct

Move away from the middle axis of the body

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Adduct

Move toward the middle axis of the body

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Ante-, pre-, pro-

Before

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Circum-, peri-

Around or circular

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Circumduct

Move limb in a circular motion

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Intracellular vs intercellular vs extracellular

Within, between, or outside a cell

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Syndrome

A set of symptoms that occur together and collectively characterize a particular disease or condition

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Transdermal drug

A drug that can be absorbed across the skin

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Subcutaneous injection

An injection into the subcutaneous tissue beneath the skin but above muscle, distributed at a 45 degree angle, .5-2mL

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Intramuscular injection

An injection into the muscle beneath the subcutaneous tissue, distributed at a 90 degree angle, 3-5mL

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Intradermal injection

An injection into the skin, distributed at a 10 degree angle

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Intravenous injection

An injection directly into the bloodstream for immediate effect

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Atraumatic

Not inflicting or causing damage or injury

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Bradycardia

Abnormal slow beating of the heart

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Tachycardia

Abnormal fast beating of the heart

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Brady or tachyphasia

Slow or fast manner of speech

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Malaise

Vague feeling of bodily discomfort and fatigue

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Dysphoria

A state of depression or anguish

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Frontal/Corneal plane

Divides the body into front and back portions

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Sagittal plane

Divides the body into left and right sides

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Transverse plane

Divides the body into upper and lower portions

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Anterior

Toward the front

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Posterior

Toward the back

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Ventral

Belly side

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Dorsal

Back side

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Medial

Toward the middle

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Lateral

Away from the middle

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Superior

Above

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Inferior

Below