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Concave

Rounded inward.

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Expand

To increase in size or amount.

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Intact

In place, unharmed.

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Rationale

The underlying reason.

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Fatigue

Extreme tiredness, exhaustion.

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Gastrointestinal

Of or relating to the stomach and the intestines.

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Precaution

Preventive measure.

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Verbal

Spoken, using words.

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Dilate

To enlarge or expand.

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Patent

Open.

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Pathogenic

Causing or able to cause disease.

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Prognosis

The anticipated or expected course or outcome.

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Therapeutic

Of or relating to the treatment of a disease or a disorder.

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Overt

Obvious, easily observed.

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Endogenous

Produced within the body.

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Nutrient

Substance or ingredient that provides nourishment.

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Apply

To place, put on, or spread something.

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Cast

Hard protective device applied to protect a broken bone while the bone heals.

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Labile

Changing rapidly and often.

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Contingent

Dependent.

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Compensatory

Offsetting or making up for something.

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Untoward

Adverse or negative.

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Dysfunction

Impaired or abnormal functioning.

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Primary

First or most significant.

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Contract

To draw together, to reduce in size.

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Diameter

The distance across the center of an object.

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Sublingual

Under the tongue

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Inflamed

Reddened, swollen, warm, and often tender.

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Urinate

Excrete or expel urine.

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Exogenous

Produced outside of the body.

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Renal

Of or relating to the kidneys.

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Lethargic

Difficult to arouse.

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Flushed

Reddened or ruddy appearance.

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Priority

Of great importance.

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Access

A means to obtain entry or a means of approach.

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Complication

An undesired problem that is the result of some other event.

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Retain

To hold or keep.

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Impending

Likely to occur soon.

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Dilute

To make a liquid less concentrated.

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Annual

Occurring every year.

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Infection

Contamination or invasion of body tissue by pathogenic organisms.

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Contour

Shape or outline of a shape.

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Status

Condition.

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Virus

Microscopic infectious agent capable of replicating only in living cells, usually causing infectious disease.

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Vital

Essential.

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Cease

Come to an end or bringing to an end.

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Internal

Located within the body.

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Symptom

An indication of a problem.

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Adverse

Undesired, possibly harmful.

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Excess

More than what is needed or usual.

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Site

Location.

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Hygiene

Measures contributing to cleanliness and good health.

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Neurovascular

Of or relating to the nervous system and blood vessels.

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Syndrome

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

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Defecate

Expel feces.

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Diagnosis

Identification of an injury or disease.

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Ingest

To swallow for digestion.

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Parameter

A characteristic or constant factor.

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Triage

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.

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Exposure

Contact.

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Concise

Brief, to the point.

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Predispose

To make more susceptible or more likely to occur.

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Affect

Appearance of observable emotions.

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Hydration

Maintenance of body fluid balance.

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Contraindication

A reason why something is not advisable or why it should not be done.

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Adhere

To hold fast or stick together.

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Flaccid

Limp, lacking tone.

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Strict

Stringent, exact, and complete.

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Abstain

To voluntarily refrain from something.

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Paroxysmal

Beginning suddenly or abruptly.

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Transdermal

Crossing through the skin.

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Pathology

Processes, causes, and effects of a disease; abnormality.

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Potential

Capable of occurring or likely to occur.

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Discrete

Distinct, separate.

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Exacerbate

To make worse or more severe.

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Occluded

Closed and obstructed.

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Vascular

Of or relating to blood vessels.

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Bilateral

Present on two sides.

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Constrict

To draw together or become smaller.

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Void

Excrete, or expel urine.

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Device

Tool or piece of equipment.

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Latent

Present, but not active or visible.

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Restrict

To limit.

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Posterior

Located behind; in the back.

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Neurologic

Of or relating to the nervous system.

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Potent

Producing a strong effect.

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Transmission

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

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Volume

Amount of space occupied by a fluid.

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Hematologic

Of or relating to blood.

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Manifestation

An indication or sign of a condition.

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Gaping

Wide open.

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Depth

Downward measurement from a surface.

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Fatal

Resulting in death.

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External

Located outside the body.

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Recur

To occur again.

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Deficit

A deficiency or lack of something.

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Depress

Press downward.

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Precipitous

Rapid, uncontrolled.

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Gender

Sex of an individual, as in male or female.

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Distended

Enlarged or expanded from pressure.

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Cavity

An opening or an empty area.

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Insidious

So gradual as to not become apparent for a long time.

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Initiate

To begin or put into practice.

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Musculoskeletal

Of or relating to muscle and skeleton.

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Ominous

Significantly important and dangerous.

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Laceration

Cut; tear.

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Accountable

Responsible.

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Trauma

Injury, wound.

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Abrupt

Sudden.

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Consistency

Degree of viscosity; how thick or thin a fluid is.

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Oral

Given through or affecting the mouth.

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Ongoing

Continuous.

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Respiration

Inhalation and exhalation of air.

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Invasive

Inserting or entering into a body part.

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Audible

Able to be heard.

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Comply

Do as directed.

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Incidence

Occurrence.

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Suppress

To stop or subdue.

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Preexisting

Already present.

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Supplement

To take in addition to or to complete.

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Impaired

Diminished or lacking some usual quality or level.

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Deteriorating

Worsening.

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Elevate

To lift up or place in a higher position.

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Symmetric (symmetrical)

Being equal or the same in size, shape, and relative position.