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Abrasion
scrape from
Abscess
collection of pus
Absorption
drug substance transfer from the administration site by body fluid.
Abutment
Natural tooth or teeth prepared to hold a bridge retainer in position
Acetaminophen
used as a asprin replacement in children
Acrylic
synthetic resin material used in fabrication of appliances
Activator
substance which reacts with the initiator to start polymerization
Acute
sharp or severe
Addiction
complusive uncontrollable dependence on a drug
Adenoid
lymphatic tissue found in the nasopharynx area
Adhesive
sticky or adhering material or substance
Adjacent
nearby or adjoining
Adjunctive Orthodontics
Procedures taken necessary to correct or restore function
Adrenocorticosteroid
Byproducts from the adrenal cortex
Adverse Effect
response to a drug that is not desired
Aerobes
bacteria that cannot survive without oxygen
Aerobic
requiring oxygen to live
Ala-tragus Line
imaginary line from the ala(wind) of the nose to the ear meatus(center of ear)
Alginate
seaweed, agar-based elastice impression material
Allergic Reaction
sensitivity to an antigen present within the body resulting in various symptoms
Allergy
specific reaction to an drug or hypersensitive
Allograft
human bone graft from a person other than the patient
Alloy
mixture of metals
Alternating pulse sound
alternation of weak and strong pulsations
Alveolar
bone grwoth on the border of the maxilla and the mandible
Alveolectomy
surgical removal of alveolar bone crests
Alveolitis
infection or inflammation of the alveolar bone
Alveoplastomy
surgical reshaping or contouring of alveolar bone
Amalgam
soft alloy mass containing mercury which hardens into restoration
Amalgamation
blending or pulverizing of an allow with mercury
Amalgam Carrier
hand instrument used to carry plastic amalgam to a restorative site
AMBU bag
placed over the nose and mouth of the victim to aplly pressure to force in air
Ameloblast
enamelforming cell, encourages cell growth for enamel tissue
Amelogenesis Imperfecta
incomplete or improper development of the enamel tissue
Anaerobic
bacteria that do not need oxygen to survive
Analgesia
without pain: feeling of a lack of pain
Analgesic
drug that relieves pain
Anaphylactic
Shock arising from reaction to a body allergen
Anaplylaxis
Allergic reaction to a drug or food
Aneroid
Dial-type blood presure device using air pressure readings
Anesthesia
without sensation
Aneurysm
dilation of a blood vessel due to wall weakness
Angia Pectoris
pain or pressure around the heart
Ankyloglossia
shortness of the lingual frenum
Ankylosis
stiff joint: tooth fixation, retention of a deciduous tooth
Anode
positive pole in X-Ray tube that serves as the target for electron force
Anodontia
Absence of teeth: partial or total loss of teeth
Antagonism
opposite or contrary action of a drug
Antagonist
opposing tooth: tooth that occludes or counteracts
Antecubital Fossa
interior depression of the elbow: blood pressure site
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