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abdominal thrusts <i>pl. n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 72 words.

a manoeuvre for the treatment of choking in which the patient is held firmly around the midriff just under the

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abdominoperineal resection <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 47 words.

surgical excision of the anal sphincter, rectum, and part of the sigmoid colon due to cancer. The remaining length of

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abducens nerve <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 18 words.

the sixth cranial nerve (VI), which supplies the lateral rectus muscle of each eyeball.

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abduct <i>vb.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 20 words.

to move a limb or any other part away from the midline of the body.

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abductor <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 30 words.

any muscle that, when it contracts, moves one part of the body away from another or from the midline of

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aberrant <i>adj.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 19 words.

abnormal: usually applied to a blood vessel or nerve that does not follow its normal course.

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aberration <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 78 words.

1. deviation from the normal.

2. a defect in the image formed by an optical device (e.g. a lens). chromatic

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ABGs <i>pl. n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 7 words.

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ablation <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 54 words.

the removal or destruction of tissue or an abnormal growth by surgery, heat, hormones, or other drugs. radiofrequency a. the

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abnormal <i>adj.</i>

Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 15 words.

deviating from the normal in structure, position, occurrence, etc. (e.g. a. growth).

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