Simple Wording 3s Sec9




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acute lasting a short time but often causing a serious problem
aphasia not able to speak or write and not able to understand spoken or written works
audiogram report of a hearing test
audiology the study of hearing
audiometer tool used to measure hearing
chronic continuing for a long time
double-blind trial test or experiment in which neither investigators nor subjects know which drug the subject is receiving
libido sexual desire
macro- describes something that is large or long
micro- describes something that is small or delicate
monitor check on, keep track of, watch carefully
neurosis mental and emotional disorder
protocol plan of study
psychologist doctor who treats disorders of the mind, thoughts, and behavior
psychosis severe mental disorder; craziness
psychosomatic having a connection between the mind and physical symptoms
random by chance, like the flip of a coin
retrospective looking back over past experience
syndrome set of signs that happen at the same time in the body