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Bonewit Chapt 9

The Pediatric Examination- Sierra Waugh

Adolescent An individual 12-18 years old.
Immunity The resistance of the body to the effects of a harmful agent, such as a pathogenic MO and its toxins.
Immunization The process of becoming immune of or rendering an individual immune through the use of vaccine of toxoid.
Infant A child from birth to 12 months old.
Length The measurement from the vertex of the head to the heel of the foot in a supine position.
Pediatrician A physican who specializes in the care and development of children and the diagnosis and treatment of childrens dieseaes.
Pediatrics The branch of medicine that deals with the care and development and the diagnosis and treatment of childrens disease.
Preschool child A child 3-6 years old.
School age child A child 6-12 years old.
Toddler A child 1-2 years old.
Toxoid A toxin that has been treated by heat or chemicals to destroy its harmful properties.
Vaccine A suspension of attenuated or killed MO'S administered to and individual to prevent and infectious disease.
Vertex The top of the head.
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