Ch. 13 - Head, Face, and Neck

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  1. Bruit
    blowing, swooshing sound heard through the stethoscope over an area of abnormal blood flow
  2. Dysphagia
    difficulty swallowing
  3. Goiter
    increase in size of thyroid gland that occurs with hyperthyroidism
  4. Lymphadenopathy
    enlargement of the lymph nodes due to infection, allergy, or neoplasm
  5. Macrocephalic
    abnormally large head
  6. Microcephalic
    abnormally small head
  7. Normocephalic
    • normal size head
    • round symmetric skull that is appropriately related to body size
  8. Torticollis
    head tilt doe to shortening or spasm of sternomastoid muscle
  9. Vertigo
    • illusory sensation of either the room or one's own body spinning
    • not the same as dizziness
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Ch. 13 - Head, Face, and Neck
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