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Bonewit Chapter 5

an instrument used to measure hearing audiometer
the process of listening to the sounds produced within the body to detect signs of disease. auscultation
the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and control of obesity and diseases associated with obesity bariatrics
a tentative diagnosis of a patient's condition obtained through the evaluation of health history and the physical examination, wihtout 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 of two more diseases with similar symptoms is producing a patient's symptoms differential diagnosis
the process of observing a patient to detect signs of disease inspection
the process of measuring a patient mensuration
an instrument for examining the interior of the eye opthalmoscope
an instrument for examining the external ear canal and tymanic 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 testig 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 its functioning that indicates a disease might be present symptom