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Bonewit Ch.5

An instrument used to measure haring acuity quantitatively for the various frequencies of sound waves. Audiometer
The process of listening to the sounds produced with the body to detect signs of disease. Auscultation
The branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and control of obesity including diseases associated with obesity. Bariatrics
A tentative diagnosis of a patient's condition obtained through the evaluation of the health history and physical examination, without the benefit of laboratory or diagnostic tests. Clinical Diagnosis
The scientific method of determining and identifying a patient's condition. Diagnosis
A determination of which two or more diseases with similar symptoms is producing a patient's symptoms. Differential
The process of observing a patient to detect signs of disease. Inspection
The process of measuring the patient. Mensuration
An instrument for examining the interior of the eye. Opthalmoscope
An instrument for examining the external ear canal and tympanic membrane. Otoscope
The process of feeling with the hands 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 it's functioning that indicates that a disease might be present. Symptom
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