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chapter 5 terms

audiometer an instrument used to measure hearing
auscultation the process of listening to the sounds produced within the body to detect signs of disease
bariatrics the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and control of obesity and disease associated with obesity
clinical diagnosis a tentative diagnostic of a patients condition obtained through the evaluation of the health history and the physical examination with out the benefit of laboratory or diagnostic tests
diagnosis the scientific method of determining and identifying a patients condition
differential diagnosis a determination of which of two or more diseases with similar symptoms is producing a patients symptom
inspection the process of observing a patient to detect signs of disease.
mensuration the process of measuring a patient
ophthalmoscope an instrument for examining the interior of the eye
otoscope an instrument for examining the external ear canal and tympanic membrane
palpation the process of feeling with the hands to detect signs of disease
percussion the process of taping the body ti detect signs of disease
percussion hammer an instrument with a rubber head used for testing reflexes
prognosis the probable course and outcome of a patients condition and the patients prospects for recovery
speculum an instrument for opening a body orifice or cavity for reviewing
symptom any change in the body or its functioning that indicates a disease might be present
Created by: Breanneharber