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Chapter 9

Pediatric Exam

Adolescent An individual 12 to 18 years old.
Immunity The resistance of the body to the effects of a harmful agent, such as a pathogenic MO and it's toxins.
Immunization (active, artificial) The process of becoming immune or of rendering an individual immune through the use of a vaccine or toxoid.
Infant A child from birth to 12 months old.
Length (recumbent) The measurment from the vertex of the head to the heel of the foot in a supine position.
Pediatrician A physician who specializes in the care and development of children and the diagnosis and treatment of childrens diseases.
Pediatrics The branch of medicine that deals with the care and development of children and the diagnosis and treatment of childrens diseases.
Preschool Child A child 3 to 6 years old.
School-age child A child 6 to 12 years old.
Toddler A child 1 to 3 years old
Toxoid A toxin(a poisonous substance produced by a bacterium)That has been treated by heat or chemicals to destroy its harmful properties. It is administered by an individual to prevent an infectious disease by stimulating the production of antibodies in that pt
Vaccine A suspension of attenuated(weekened)Or killed MO administered to an individual to prevent of antibodies in that individual.
Vertex The top of the head.
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