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  • Abrasion
    Scrape of Skin
  • Acute
    new rapid onset
  • Ambulate
    To walk/move
  • Anterior
    Front of body
  • Benign
    Normal, no danger of death
  • Bradycardia vs Tachycardia
    Slow heart rate (less than 60), vs Fast heart rate (more than 100)
  • Cholecsystitis
    Inflamed cholecyst (gallbladder)
  • Chronic
    Long standing, constant
  • COPD
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
  • Coronary Artery:
    Provides heart tissue with blood
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
    Stroke
  • Diaphoresis
    Sweating
  • Distal
    Away from trunk of body
  • DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
    Clot in deep vein
  • Dyspnea
    Trouble breathing
  • Dysuria
    Painful urination/trouble
  • Ecchymosis
    Bruise
  • Edema
    Swelling
  • Emesis
    Vomitting
  • Epitaxis
    Nose bleed
  • Erythema
    Redness
  • Febrile
    Elevated body temperature/fever
  • Grossly
    A lot, Obviously
  • Hematemesis
    large ammount of Blood in vomit
  • Hematuria
    Large ammount of blood in urine
  • Hemoptysis
    coughing up bloos
  • Hemmorhage
    profuse bleeding
  • Hepatomegaly
    Enlarged liver
  • Hypertension vs hypotension
    high vs low BP
  • Hypoxia
    insufficient O2 flow in blood
  • Infarct
    Area of dead tissue due to lack of blood supply
  • Ischemia
    Lack of blood supply
  • Laceration
    Cut on skin due ot sharp object
  • Lateral
    Farther from midline
  • Medial
    Near midline
  • Proximal
    Near trink of body
  • Melena
    Black tarry Stool
  • Myocardial Infarction (MI)
    death of cardiac muscle tissue
  • Myalgia
    Muscle ache
  • Pruritic
    Itchy
  • Pulmonary Embolism
    Blocking of artery due to clot
  • Purulent
    Pus-like
  • Rhinorrhea
    runny nose
  • Sepsis
    Blood infection
  • STEMI
    ST elevation, MI real time ongoing death of heart tissue due to ischemia
  • Syncope
    Pass out, faint
  • Tachycardia
    Fast HR, above 100bpm
  • Transient ISchemic Attack TIA
    minor stroke
  • Vertigo
    Dizziness
  • Nadir Evaluation
    Lowest point Blood count will reach secondary to chemotherapy
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