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Bonewit chapter 5

The Physical Exam. - Bri

An instrument used to measure hearing audiometer
the process of listening to the sounds produced within the body to detect signs of disease. auscultation
the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and control of obesity and diseases associated with obesity Bariatrics
utilization of the correct muscles to maintain proper balance, posture, and body alignment to accomplish a task safely and efficently without undue strain on any muscle or joint. Body mechanics
a tentative diagnosis of a patients condition obtained through evalution of the health history and the physcial exam without the benefit of lab or diagnostic tests. Clinical diagnosis
the scientific method of determing and identifying a patient's condition Diagnosis
A determination of which of two or more diseases with similar symptoms is prducing a patient's symptoms. Differential diagnosis
the process of observing a patient to detect signs of disease. Inspection
The process of measuring a patient. Mensuration
an instrument for examining the interior of the eye. ophthalmoscope
an instrument for examining the external ear canal and tympanic membrane. Otoscope
the process of feeling with the hand to detect signs of disease. Palpation
the process of tapping the body to detect signs of disease. Percussion
an instrument with a rubber head, used for testing reflexes. Percussion hammer
the probable course and outcome of a patient's condition and the patient's prospects for recovery. Prognosis
an instrument for opening a body orifice or cavity for viewing speculum
any change in the body or its functioning that indicates a disease might be present. Symptom
Created by: briannagamble