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HYGIENE
measures contributing to cleanliness and good health
IMPAIRED
diminished or lacking some usual quality or level
IMPENDING
likely to occur soon
INCIDENCE
occurence
INFLAMED
reddened, swollen, warm, and often tender
INGEST
to swallow for digestion
INITIATE
to begin or put into practice
INSIDIOUS
so gradual as to not become apparent for a long time
INTACT
to place, unharmed
INTERNAL
located within the body
INVASIVE
inserting or entering into a body part
LABILE
changing rapidly and often
LATENT
present, but not active or visible
LETHARGIC
difficult to arouse
MANIFESTATION
an indication or sign of a condition
NUTRIENT
substance or ingredient that provides nourishment
OCCLUDED
closed or obstructed
OMINOUS
significantly important and dangerous
ONGOING
continuous
ORAL
given through or affecting the mouth
OVERT
obvious, easily observed
PARAMETER
a characteristic or constant factor
PAROXYSMAL
beginning suddenly or abruptly
PATENT
open
POTENT
producing a strong effect
POTENTIAL
capable of occuring or likely to occur
PRECAUTION
preventive measure
PRECIPITOUS
rapid, uncontrolled
PREDISPOSE
to make more susceptible or more likely to occur
PREEXISTING
already present
PRIMARY
first of most significant
PRIORITY
of great importance
PROGNOSIS
the anticipated or expected course or outcome
RATIONALE
the underlying reason
RECUR
to occur again
RESTRICT
to limit
RETAIN
to hold or keep
SITE
location
STATUS
condition
STRICT
stringent, exact, complete
SUPPLEMENT
to take in addition to or to complete
SUPPRESS
to stop or subdue
SYMMETRIC
being equal or the same in size, shape,  and relative position
SYMPTOM
an indication of a problem
UNTOWARD
adverse or negative
URINATE
excrete or expel urine
VERBAL
spoken, using words
VITAL
essential
VOID
excrete, or expel  urine
VOLUME
amount of space occupied by a fluid
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