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algesi/o sensitivity to pain
ultra- excessive
tom/o to cut
therapeut/o treatment
ech/o sound
pharmaceut/i drugs or medicine
pulse the rhythmic expansion of an artery that occurs as the heart beats
percussion tapping the body with the fingertips or fist to evaluate internal organs and to evaluate fluid in a body cavity
respiration rate number of breaths per minute
ascultation listening for sounds within the body to evaluate organs or detect the fetal heart rate
sign objective evidence of disease
acute having a short and relatively severe illness
specimen small sample or part taken from the body to represent the nature of the whole
rash sign
palpation feeling the texture, size, consistency and location of certain body parts with the hands
symptom subjective evidence as perceived by the patient
thermometer an instrument used to measure temperature
blood pressure pressure exerted by the circualting blood on the walls of arteries and veins and on the chambers of the heart
stethoscope an instrument consisting of two earpieces connected by means of flexible tubing that is used to hear sounds within the body
computed tomography a diagnostic imaging modality that produces a detailed image of a cross section of tissue similar to what one would see if the body or body part were cut into sections
fluoroscopy a method of viewing the x-ray image directly in real time
therapeutic pertaining to treatment
analgesic drug that relieves pain
chemotherapy treatment of disease by chemical agents
magnetic resonance imaging a noninvasive technique for visualizing internal structures that creates images based on the magnetic properties of chemical elements within the body
radiolucent substances that readily permit the passage of x-rays
diastolic the lower reading when measuring the blood pressure
narcotics substances that produce insensibility or stupor
fluoroscope an instrument that projects an x-ray image on a screen during fluoroscopy
radiology branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases with x-rays and radioactive substances
radiopaque substances that do not permit the passage of x-rays
systolic pressure the higher reading in measuring a blood pressure
chronic an adjective that describes a disease showing little change or slow progression
symptom pain
Created by: MrsSlagter