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Bonewit chpt 5

The Physical Examination-Candace Oty

Audiometer An instrument used to measure hearing.
Auscultation The process of listening to the sound produced within the body to detect signs o disease.
Bariatrics The branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and controls of obesity and diseases associated with obesity.
Body mechanics Utilization of the correct muscle to maintain proper balance, poster, and body alignment to accomplish a task safety and efficiently without undue strain on any muscle or joint.
Clinical diagnosis A tentative diagnosis of a patients condition obtained through evaluation of the health history and the physical examination, without the benefit of laboratory or diagnosis test.
Diagnosis The scientific method of determining and identifying a patients condition.
Differential diagnosis A determination of which of two or more diseases with similar symptoms in producing a patients symptoms.
Inspection The process of observing a patient to detect signs of disease.
Mensuration The process of measuring a patients.
Opthalmoscope An instrument for examining the interior of the eye.
Otoscope An instrument for examination the exterior ear canal and tympanic membrane
Palpation The process of feeling with the hands to detect signs of disease.
Percussion The process of tapping the body to detect signs of disease.
Percussion hammer An instrument with a rubber head, used for testing reflexes.
Prognosis The probable course and outcome of a patients conditions and the patients prospects for recovery.
Speculum An instrument for opening a body orifice or cavity for viewing.
Symptoms Any change in the body or its functioning that indicates a disease might be present.
Created by: candaceoty