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Comp Pt Final
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  1. loss of tooth structure produced by a mechanical cause (tooth brushing/toothpaste)
    abrasion
  2. substance abuse with respect to alcohol abuse; involves persistent patterns of heavy alcohol intake associated with health consequences and/or impairment in social functioning
    abuse
  3. habitual, psychologic and phsyciologic dependence on a substance or practice that is behond voluntary control
    addiction
  4. baldness or loss of hair
    alopecia
  5. sac formed by the localized dialation of the wall of the artery, vein or heart
    aneurysm
  6. soluble proteine molecule secreted by body cells in response to an antigen; capable of binding to that specific antigen
    antibodies
  7. any substance that is capable under appropriate conditions of inducing a spcific immune response and of reacting with the products of that resonse
    antigens
  8. temporary cessation of breathing
    apnea
  9. hereditary tendency to experience immediate allergic reactions
    atopy
  10. wearing away of tooth as a result of tooth to tooth contact
    attrition
  11. involuntary utterance of vulagar or abscene words
    coprolalia
  12. profuse discarge of mucus membranes from the nose
    coryza
  13. imparied ability to ocntrol dirnking behavior, dependence is differentiated from abuse by manifestations of craving tolerance physical deendence and inability to exercise restraint over drinking
    dependence
  14. double vision
    diplopia
  15. labored or difficult breathing
    dyspnea
  16. discoloration of the skin that is blue/black with irregularly formed hemorrhagic areas
    ecchymosis
  17. echo reaction/involuntary repetition of a word or sentence just spoken by another person
    echolalia
  18. the loss of tooth substnace by a chemical process that doesn't involve known bacterial action
    erosion
  19. group of disease o fthe eye characterized by intraocular pressure from pathologic changes in the optic disc; person has visual field defects
    glaucoma
  20. inflammation of the tongue
    glossitis
  21. farsightedness/eyeball is shorter beheind the retina; vision is better for distant objects than near objects
    hyperopia
  22. same as antibody
    immunoglobulins
  23. localized are of ischmic necrosis produced by occlusion of the arterial supply or venous dranage of the part
    infarction
  24. deficiency of blood to supply oxygen impart resulting from functional constriction or actual obstruction of a blood vessl
    ischemia
  25. pertaining to or originating in a hospital
    nosocomial
  26. ability to breath easily only in an upright position
    orthopnea
  27. condition in which there is a sudden drop in the arterial blood pressure when a person sits up quickly from a supine postion or stands up quickly from sitting
    orthostatic (postural) hypotension
  28. erosion of enamel and dentin as result from chemical and mechanical effects
    perimylolysis
  29. dryness of the mouth because of thickened, reduced, or absent salivary flow-can cause comprised chewing, speaking, swallowing, increased risk for infection
    xerostomia
  30. high blood pressure from an identifiable underlying secondary cause
    secondary HYPERtension
  31. clear bodily fluid
    serum
  32. inflammation of the oral mucosa usually caused by a removable prosthesis
    stomatitis
  33. ability to endure without effect or injury. increased amount of the drug is needed to achieve the same effect...higher and higher doses of the drug
    tolerance
  34. vascualr reaction on skin with transient appearnace with red/pale elevated patches with itching
    urticaria
  35. delicate membrane enclosing the lungs
    pleura

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