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Vocabulary study guide

metabolism the sum of the process by which a particular substance is handled in the living body
feed back loop
prognosis the prospect of recovery as anticipated from the usual course of disease or perculiar
bradycardia relatively slow heart action
p.r.n. when ever needed- practical registered nurse
gross anatom a branch of anatomy that deals with the structure of tissues and organs
vital sign signs of life, specifically the pulse rate, respetory rate, body temperature and blood pressure
CXR chest x-rays
homeostasis physiological process internal environment or that monitors and maintains a stable equilibrium
nephritis acute or chronic inflamation of the kidney caused by infection degeneration process or vascular
hypothalamus a
diagnosis is an identification of a disease determined by studying patient signs, symptoms, history and results of centers diagnostic test
set point a level or point at which a variable physiological state (as body temp or weight)tend to stablize
liter a metric unit of capacity equal to one cubic decimeter
histology a branch of anatomy that deals with the minute structurre of animal and plant tissue as discernible with micro scope
syndrome a group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality or condition
arthroscope a fiber-optic instrument surgically inserted through an incision near a joint (as a knee)and used to visually examine the joints
etiology cause
NPO nothing by mouth
Created by: kwilson0702