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Abuse

misuse, excessive or improper care

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Administer

to give medicine

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Anaphylaxis

harmful action of a drug

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Apnea

cessation or absence of normal breathing

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Augment

to add, increase

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Bipolar

having two poles or processes

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Compounding

combining two or more substances in definite proportions

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Dispense

prepare and give out a medication

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Hypoxemia

lack of oxygen in the blood

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Infarction

area of tissue in an organ or part that becomes dead

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Intramuscular

within the muscle

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Ischemia

local and temporary lack of blood to an organ

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Meniscus

curvature on top surface of liquids when in a container

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Oscilloscope

used for recording electrical activity of the heart, brain, and muscular

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Pharmacology

study of drugs

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Precipitate

a substance that separates from a solution if allowed to stand

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Precordial

pertaining to the area on the anterior surface of the body overlying the heart

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Prescribe

to order recommended the used of a drug

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Pruritis

itchiness

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Sensor

aka electrode

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Taut

to pull or draw a tight surface

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Transducer

device that converts one form of energy to another

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Unit dose

pre-measured amount of medication

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Urticaria

hives

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Artifact

anything artificially produced