Med Terms week #3

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Med Terms week #3
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2010-08-17 18:40:43
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Medical Terminology
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  1. the translation of medical terms for diagnosis and procedures into code numbers selected for standardized code set
    medical coding
  2. a description of the patient's symptoms
    chief complaint
  3. the origin or cause of a disorder
    etilogy
  4. a medical condition that existed prior to new health insurance coverage
    pre-existing condition
  5. the determination of the nature of a disease, injury, or defect
    diagnosis
  6. a publication that lists diseases and injuries with three digit codes
    ICD-9-CM
  7. these are used as the primary code
    V codes
  8. are used to classify environmental causes of injury
    E codes
  9. the most commonly used system of procedure codes
    CPT
  10. these indicate that a procedure was different from the standard description
    modifiers
  11. used to report procedures/ services provided to medicare patients
    HCPCS
  12. an act of deception used to take advantage of another person or entity
    fraud
  13. a loss of feeling or sensation
    anesthesia
  14. the use of extreme cold to destroy unwanted tissue
    cryosurgery
  15. electric current is used to destroy unwanted tissue
    electrocauterization
  16. surgical stitches used to close a wound
    suture materials
  17. nail removal
    onychectomy
  18. applied directly to the skin
    topical
  19. a small glass bottle with a self- sealing rubber stopper
    vial
  20. a collection of pus
    abscess
  21. a jagged, open wounfd in the skin
    laceration
  22. a surgical wound made by cutting into body tissue
    incision
  23. an area used during surgical asepsis or a sterile technique that is free from all microorganisms
    sterile field
  24. a movable stainless steel instrument tray on a stand; often used to set up a sterile field
    Mayo stand
  25. a sterile solution often used as an anesthetic
    epinephrine

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