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Abduction

Motion away from the body

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Adduction

Motion toward the body

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Ambulation

Ability to walk

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Antioxidant

Prevents oxidation (top 4 = Vitamins A, C, E & Selenium)

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Atrophy

Decrease in size of a part of the body

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Catalyst

Allows a chemical reaction without energy input

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Cellulose

Indigestible fiber from carbohydrates found in plants

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Circumduction

Circular motion of body part

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Dosimeter

A device that records on a strip of film for measuring radiation exposure

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Electrolytes

Conductor of electricity

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Eversion

Moving body part outward

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Extracellular

Outside the cell

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Gait

Manner or style of walking including rhythm and speed

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Glycogen

Carbohydrate stored as sugar in the body

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Goniometry

Measurement of joint motion

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Hemiplegia

Paralysis of one side of the body

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Homeostasis

State of equilibrium

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Metabolism

Chemical and physical changes in the body

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Non-invasive

Procedures that do not enter the body

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Nutrient

Substance that helps the body stay homeostatic

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Oxidation

Substance combining with oxygen

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Palliative

Measures taken to relieve symptoms of disease

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Preservatives

Chemicals added to food to keep it fresh longer

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Radioactive

Emits rays or particles from nucleus

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Vasodilation

Dilation of blood vessels