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ABRUPT
sudden
ABSTAIN
to voluntarily refrain from something
ACCESS
a means to obtain entry or a means of approach
ACCOUNTABLE
responsible
ADHERE
to hold fast or stick together
ADVERSE
undesired, possibly harmful
AFFECT
appearance of observable emotions
ANNUAL
occuring every year
APPLY
to place, put on, or spread something
AUDIBLE
able to be heard
BILATERAL
present on two sides
CAST
hard protective device applied to protect a broken bone while the bone heals
CEASE
come to an end or bring to an end
COMPENSATORY
offsetting or making up for something
COMPLICATION
an undesired problem that is the result of some other event
COMPLY
do as directed
CONCAVE
rounded inward
CONCISE
brief, to the point
CONSISTENCY
degree of viscosity; how thick or thin a fluid is
CONSTRICT
to draw together or become smaller
CONTINGENT
dependent
CONTOUR
shape or outline of a shape
CONTRACT
to draw together, to reduce in size
CONTRAINDICATION
a reason why something is not advisable or why it should not be done
DEFECATE
expel feces
DEFICIT
a deficiency or lack of something
DEPRESS
press downward
DEPTH
downward measurement from a surface
DETERIORATING
worsening
DEVICE
tool or piece of equipment
DIAMETER
the distance across the center of an object
DILATE
to enlarge or expand
DILUTE
to make a liquid less concentrated
DISCRETE
distinct, separate
DISTENDED
enlarge or expanded from pressure
ELEVATE
to lift up or place in a higher position
ENDOGENOUS
produced within the body
EXACERBATE
to make worse or more severe
EXCESS
more than what is needed or usual
EXOGENOUS
produced outside the body
EXPAND
to increase in size or amount
EXPOSURE
contact
EXTERNAL
located outside the body
FATAL
resulting in death
FATIGUE
extreme tiredness, exhaustion
FLACCID
limp, lacking tone
FLUSHED
reddened or ruddy appearance
GAPING
wide open
GENDER
sex of an individual, as in male or female
HYDRATION
maintenance of body fluid balance
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