Medical Assistant

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Medical Assistant
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Medical Assistant Vocabulary
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  1. OCCLUDDER
    DEVICE THAT COVERS ONE EYE
  2. MYOPIA
    NEAR-SIGHTED
  3. OBTURATOR
    A SMOOTH ROUNDED END THAT ALLOWS BETTER COMFORT WHILE THE ANOSCOPE IS BEING INSERTED.
  4. HERNIA
    PROTRUSION OF AN ORGAN THROUGH THE WALLS OF THE CAVITY THAT NORMALLY HOLDS IT.
  5. GUAIAC
    A CHEMICAL COMMNLY USED AS A DEVELOPER IN TESTS FOR HIDDEN BLOOD.
  6. MENSURATION
    IS MEASURING HEIGHT, WEIGHT, BLOOD, PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE, CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE, AND LEG OR ANKLE DIAMETER TO DETERMINE CHANGES IN MEASURAMENTS.
  7. ENDOSCOPE
    AN INSTRUMENT INSERTED INTO A BODY CAVITY TO VIEW AN INTERNAL ESTRUCTURE
  8. INSPECTION
    VISUAL OBSERVATION OF THE BODY AND ITS PARTS, INCLUDING COLOR, SHAPE, RASHES, SCARS, SWELLING OR INJURIES.
  9. HYPEROPIA
    FARSIGHTEDNESS
  10. DIFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
    IS THE PROCESS TO RULE OUT SEVERAL DIASEASES THAT SHARE THE SAME SYMPTOMS IN ORDER TO REACH A FINAL DIAGNOSIS.
  11. DECIBEL
    A MEASURAMENT FOR INTENSITY OR LOUDNES OF SOUND
  12. CYTOLOGY
    THE STUDY OF CELLS
  13. CERVICAL INTRAEPITHELIAL NEOPLASIA
    A TERM USE TO DESCRIBE THE PRESENCE OF ABNORMAL CELLS FROM THE OUTER TISSUE LAYER OF THE CERVIX.
  14. ELECTROCARDIOGRAM
    A TEST TO RECORD THE ELECTRICAL ACITIVTY OF THE HEART.
  15. BRUIT
    A RUSHIGN OR BLOWING SOUND THAT CAN INDICATE NARROWING DUE TO ATHEROSCLEROSIS.
  16. VISUAL ACUITY
    THE ABILITY TO SEE CLEARLY.
  17. BLOOD CHEMESTRY
    A BLOOD TEST TO DETERMINE PRESENCE AND AMOUNTS OF CHEMICALS IN THE SERUM.
  18. AUSCULTATION
    LISTENING WITH A STETHOSCOPE.
  19. AUDIOMETER
    THE INSTRUMENT THAT MEASURES HEARING.
  20. CARCINOMA IN SITU
    CANCEROUS CHANGES OF THE SURFACE CELLS THA HAS NOT SPREAD TO THE SURROUNDING TISSUES.
  21. DYSPLASYA
    A TERM TO DESCRIBE ABNORMAL BUT NOT CANCEROUS CELLS.
  22. PHYSIOLOGIC NEEDS
    THESE ARE THE BASIC BIOLOGICAL NEEDS FOR SURVIVAL: OXYGEN, WATER, FOOD, EXCRETION, SLEEP, SHELTER, SEXUAL EXPRESSION.
  23. PALLIATIVE
    SEEKING TO RELIEVE OR ALLEVIATE SYMPTOMS WITHOUT CURING THE UNDERLYING CONDITION.
  24. HIERARCHY
    AN ARRANGEMENT IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE.
  25. EMPATHY
    THE CAPACITY TO MAKE AN EMOTIONAL CONNECTION WITH ANOTHER PERSON FEELINGS WITHOUTH ALLOWING THOSE FEELING TO BECOME OVERPOWERING.
  26. EGO DEFENSE MECHANISMS
    UNCONSCIOUS MENTAL PROCESSES AND BEHAVIORAL STRATEGIES THAT OFFER PHYCHOLOGICAL PROTECTION.
  27. DENIAL
    fAILURE TO ADNOLEDGE THE REALITY OF A SITUATION.
  28. CHORNIC
    A DISEASE THAT CONTINUES TO EXIST OVER TIME.
  29. ANXIETY
    TO EXPERIENCE VAGE APPREHENSION, UNEASINESS, OR FEELING OF DREAD.
  30. ACTING OUT
    TO TRANSLATE ONE'S FEELINGS IN ACTIVITY THAT IS NOT APPROPIATE.
  31. TYMPANIC
    THE MEMBRANE ALSO KNOWN AS A DRUM, USE TO MEASURE BODY TEMPERATURE.
  32. TACHYPNEA
    MORE RAPID RESPIRATION THAN NORMAL.
  33. TACHYCARDIA
    A PULSE RATE OVER 100 BEATS PER MINUTE.
  34. STETHOSCOPE
    A DEVICE USED TO LISTEN TO THE BODY SOUNDS.
  35. SPHYGMOMANOMETER
    INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE BLOOD PRESSURE.
  36. REMITTENT FEVER
    RISES AND FALLS BUT ALWAYS REMAINS ABOVE NORMAL.
  37. RELAPSING FEVER
    APPEARS TO GO AWAY AND THEN RETURS.
  38. RECTAL
    TO MEASURE TEMPERATUREVIA THE RECTUM.
  39. PALPATE
    USE OF A FINGERT TO FEEL THE PULSE.
  40. ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION
    BLOOD PRESSURE MAY FALL RAPIDLY WHEN A PERSON STANDS UP.
  41. ORTHOPNEA
    EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTY BREATHING EXCEPT IN THE ERCT OR UPRIGHT PISITION.
  42. ORAL
    TO BE USED IN THE MOUTH.
  43. REMITTENT FEVER
    RISES AND RETURS TO NORMAL IN REGULAR PATERN.
  44. HYPOTHERMIA
    BODY TEMPERATUREBELOW 95F.
  45. HYPOPNEA
    SLOW AND SHALLOW RESPIRATION.
  46. HYPERVENTILATION
    FASTER AND DEEP RESPIRATION.
  47. HYPERTHERMIA
    EXCESSICE BODY HEAT.
  48. HYPERPYREXIA
    FEVER OVER 105 F
  49. DIURNAL
    DAYLY.
  50. HYPERNEA
    RAPID AND DEEP BREATHING.
  51. DYSPNEA
    DIFFICULTY BREATHING.
  52. CONTINOUS FEVER
    STAYS ABOUT THE SAME ELEVATION ALL THE TIME OR RETURNS TO THE SAME LEVEL AFTER BEING TREATED WITH MEDICATION.
  53. BRADYPNEA
    SLOWER THAN NORMAL RESPIRATION.
  54. BRADYCARDIA
    A PULSE BELOW 60 BEATS PER MINUTE.
  55. BASELINE
    INITIAL VALUE TO WHICH LATER MEASUREMENTS CAN BE COMPARED.
  56. AXILARY
    IN THE ARMPIT
  57. AURAL
    TYMMPANIC TEMPERATURE.
  58. ARRHYTMIA
    AN ABNORMAL HEART RATE OR HEAR RHYTHM.
  59. APNEA
    ABSENT RESPIRATION.
  60. APEX
    THE POINTED END OF AN OBJECT OR THE POINTED END OF THE HEART.
  61. ANTHROPOMETRIC
    MEASURAMENTS ABOUT THE PHYSICAL SIZE OF AN INDIVIDUAL.
  62. ANEROID
    WITHOUT LIQUID. USED TO DESCRIBE SPHYGMOMANOMETER THAT DON'T CONTAIN LIQUID.
  63. S I L
    SQUASMOUS INTRAEPITHELIAN LESION.
  64. U A
    URANALYSIS.
  65. PERRLA
    PUPILS EQUALLY ROUND, REACTIVE TO LIGJT AND ACCOMODATION.
  66. OU
    FOR BOTH EYES.
  67. OS
    FOR THE LEFT EYE.
  68. OD
    FOR THE RIGHT EYE.
  69. LMP
    LAST MENSTRUAL PERIOD.
  70. HEENT
    HEAD, EYES, EARS, NOSE AND THROAT.
  71. ENT
    EAR, NOSE AND THROAT.
  72. E K G
    ELECTROCARDIOGRAM.
  73. dB
    DECIBEL.
  74. CIN
    CERVICAL INTRAEPITHELIAL NEOPLASIA.
  75. CBC
    COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT.
  76. VISUAL ACUITY
    THE ABILITY TO SEE CLEARLY.
  77. URANALYSIS
    PHYSICAL, CHEMICHAL AND MICROSCOPIC ANALYSIS OF THE URINE.
  78. SQUASMOUS INTRAEPITHELIAL LESSION
    A TERM USED TO DESCRIBE ABNORMAL CHANGES OF THE OUTER CELLS OF THE CERVIX.
  79. SQUASMOUS CELL CARCINOMA
    CANCEROUS CHANGES OF THE SURFACE THAT MAY HAVE INVADED THE SURROUNDING TISSUE OR SPREAD TO DISTANT SITES.
  80. SPIROMETRY
    TEST TP MEASURE BREATHING.
  81. SPECULUM
    MEDICAL INSTRUMENT USE TO DILATATE A BODY CAVITY TO PERMIT EXAMINATION.
  82. RONCHI
    RATTLING SOUND.
  83. REFRACTION
    THE ABILITY OF THE EYE'S LENS TO BEND THE LIGHT.
  84. RALES
    SMALL CRACKING SOUND.
  85. QUADRANT
    (QUART) OF THE ABDOMEN.
  86. PRESBYOPIA
    DIFFICULTY WITH NEAR VISION ASSOCIATES WITH AGING.
  87. POSTPARTUM
    THE WEEKS AND MONTHS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE BIRTH OF A BABY.
  88. POSTMENOPAUSAL
    NO LONGER MENSTRUATING.
  89. PERCUSSION
    THE TAPPING OF THE BODY WITH AN INSTRUMENT OR FINGERS.
  90. PALPATION.
    THE USE OF FINGERSAND HANDS TO FEEL AND TOUCH BODY PARTS OR ORGANS.

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