MAI140 Ch 5

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MAI140 Ch 5
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2010-12-03 19:28:13
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The Physical Examination: Key Terms
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  1. An instrument used to measure hearing.
    Audiometer
  2. The process of listening to the sounds produced within the body to detect signs of disease.
    Auscultation
  3. The branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and control of obesity.
    bariatrics
  4. A tentative diagnosis obtained through the evaluation of the health history and the physical examination, without the benefit of laboratory or diagnostic tests.
    Clinical diagnosis
  5. The scientific method for determining and identifying a patient's condition.
    Diagnosis
  6. A determination of which two or more diseases with similar symptoms is producing the patient's symptoms.
    Differential diagnosis
  7. The process of observing a patient to detect any signs of disease.
    Inspection
  8. The process of measuring the patient.
    Mensuration
  9. An instrument for examining the interior of the eye.
    Ophthalmoscope
  10. An instrument for examining the external ear canal and tympanic membrane.
    Otoscope
  11. The process of feeling with the hands to detect signs of disease.
    Palpation
  12. The process of tapping the body to detect disease.
    Percussion
  13. An instrument with a rubber head, used for testing reflexes.
    Percussion hammer
  14. The probable course and outcome of a patient's condition and the patient's prospect for recovery.
    Prognosis
  15. An instrument for opening a body orifice or cavity for viewing.
    Speculum
  16. Any change in the body or its functioning that indicates that a disease might be present.
    Symptom

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