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a tatient is any person who receives medical attention, care or treatment.
The identification by a medical doctor of a condition, diseas, disorder or injury in a patient through physical examination, medical test.
A person admitted to the hospital and stays overnight for an indeterminate time. Usually several days, weeks or more. A hospital is also called a facility.
Registration of a patient for services in a hospital or health facility, considered an inpatient.
A person who is not hospitalized overnight but who visits a hospital, clinic, or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment.
A service, treatment or srgery that is provided to a patient.
A condition or illness
Is a state of health.
Signs or symptoms of an illness.
Any change in the body condition or its functions that is noticed by the patient.
Not showing any of the typical symptoms of a diseas or condition.
Example: Som conditions such as aneurysms do not exhibit any symptoms and therefore asystomatic.
Any abnormal indication or evidence of the presence of a diseas or disorder. Especially as observed and interpreted by the physician rather than by the patient.
Where it originiated which produces a condition or produces any effect. To be the reason for the condition.
The occurance of two or more diseases in the same patient at the same time.
Systemic / Systematic
Affecting the entire body as a whole.
Severity of Illness
Refers to the levels of loss of function and mortality (death) that may be experianced by patients with a particular diseas.
Condition of being diseased (morbid)
Cause of a disease.
An encounter for something planned in advance.
Example: Cast removal
Adverse Effect Reaction
Any harmful reaction: to a drug or chemical that occurs with proper dosage. Any undesirable or unwanted consequences of a preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic procedure or regimen.
Medical procedures or conditions named after a person or a place.
Abnormality, state of being different from standard or norm.