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Abrasion

Injury to the integrity of the skin resulting in skin loss.

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Abrupt

Describes a sudden change without warning

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Abscess

Pus forming pocket

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Abstain

The effort to refrain from an action, such as drinking alcohol or eating junk food

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Acapnia

Low level of carbon dioxide in the blood

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Accept

To willingly receive something

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Access

The freedom to use something as one chooses

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Accountable

Responsible for actions or explanations

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Acne

Inflammation of the skin related to glands and hair

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Adenoiditis

Inflammation of the adenoids

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Adhere

The process of binding one thing to another using glue, tape, or any other agent; also refers to the action of maintaining loyalty or support

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Adverse

In a contrary fashion; can cause harm; may also refer to something that is in opposition to one's interest

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Alopecia

Bald condition

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Amenorrhea

No menstrual discharge

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Annual

A single year; something that takes place once a year

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Anorchism

Absence of testis

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Anoxia

Deficiency of oxygen

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Anterior

Frontal position

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Anteroposterior

Frontal to back positioning

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Anuria

No urine production

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Aphonia

No voice

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Apnea

Not breathing

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Apply

To put something to use; having a connection to something else

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Atelectasis

Abnormal expansion of a lung

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Audible

Capable of being heard

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Azoturia

Elevated and excessive level of nitrogen in the urine

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Balanitis

Inflammation of the penis

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Balanorrhea

Elevated discharge of the penis

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Bilateral

Having two sides; may refer to something that effects two sides of the body

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Biopsy

Removal of tissue for evaluation purposes