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abrasion

Scrape of the skin due to something abrasive

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abscess

Collection of pus underneath the skin

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antipyretic

Medication used to reduce a fever

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acute

New, usually of rapid onset and of concern, opposite of chronic

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Afebrile

Without a fever (Temperature of less than 100.4)

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Anterior

Located towards the front of the body

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Appendicitis

Dangerous infection of the appendix

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Benign

Normal, of no danger to health

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Bilious

The color of bile (bright neon green)

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Bradycardia

Slow heart-rate (HR

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Bronchitis

Infection of the bronchi (upper airway)

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Bronchiolitis

Infection of the bronchioles (smaller air-tubes in the lungs)

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chronic

Long-standing, constant. Opposite of acute

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Cellulitis

Infection of skin cells

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conjuctivitis

Infection of the outer layer of the eye

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currant-jelly stool

A mix of blood/mucous in the stool, consistency of jelly

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cyanotic

Turning blue in the face

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diaphoresis

Sweating

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distal

Farther from the trunk of the body

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dyspnea

Difficulty breathing

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dysuria

Painful urination

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ecchymosis

A bruise

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edema

swelling

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emesis

vomiting

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epistaxis

Nose bleed

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erythema/erythemeatous

redness/red

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exudates (tonsillar)

Pus-pockets on the tonsils

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febrile

The state of having a fever (Temperature of more than 100.4)

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grossly

wholly, a lot, obviously

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hematemesis

Gross amounts of blood in the vomit

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hematuria

Blood in the urine

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hemoptysis

Coughing up gross amounts of blood

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hemorrhage

Excessive or profuse bleeding

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hepatomegaly

enlarged liver

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hypertension

high blood pressure

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hypotension

low blood pressure