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Q&E Medical terms 4

Chapter 4

Algesi Sensitivity to pain
Ultra Excessive
Tom/o To cut
Therapeut/o Treatment
Ech/o Sound
Pharmaceut/i Drugs or medicine
Son/o Ech/o
Diagnosis Identification of a disease or condition by a scientific evaluation
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
Prognosis Predicted outcome of a disease
Auscultation Listening for sounds within the body to evaluate organs or detect the fetal heart rate with a stethoscope
Sign Objective evidence of a disease
Symptom Itching of the skin
Acute Having a short and relatively severe course
Specimen A small samply or part taken from the body to represent the nature of the whole
An example of a sign Rash
Blood pressure Not strictly a vital sign but is also customarily included as one
Palpation Feeling the texture, size, consistency, and location of certain body part with the hands
Symptom Subjective evidence is perceived by the patient as a...
Thermometer An instrument used to measure temperature
Blood pressure The pressure exerted by the circulating blood on the walls of the arteries and veins and on the chambers of the heart
Inspection the examiner's observation and listening to the patient during the physical examination
Stethoscope An instrument consisting of two earpieces connected by means of flexible tubing that is used to hear sounds within the body
Radiograph A commonly used term that means an X-ray image
Air Black or darker area on an X-ray image probably represent this
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
Positron emission Combining tomography and radioactive substances to produce
Tomography enhanced images
Analgesic A drug that relieves pain
Chemotherapy Treatment of disease by chemical agents
Radiation Oncology Radiotherapy
Diagnostic pressure The lower reading in measuring blood pressure
Tomogram A detailed image of a cross section of tissue similar to what one would see if the body or body part were actually cut into sections
Narcotics Substances that produce insensibility or stupor
Contrast imaging The use or radiopaque materials to make intenal organs visible
Fluoroscope An instrument that projects an X-ray image on a screen during fluoroscopy
Radiology The branch of medicice that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases with x-rays and radioactive substances
Neoplasm May be benign or malignant
White The color in an x-ray image shown for metals, such as lead or steel
Radiopaque Substances that do not permit the passage of x-rays
Remission Disappearance of the characteristics of malignant tissue
Antimicrobial Drugs that destroy or inhibit the growth of microbes
Auscultation Listening for sounds within the body with a stethoscope
Pharmacotherapy Treatment of diseases with drugs or medicines
Echogram Sonogram
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