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Charting Terminology

distention swollen, bloated (refers to the abdomen)
emesis vomit
feces stool
flatus gas
vertigo dizziness
anorexia loss of appetite
lethargic tired, lack of interest
incontinent unable to control stool or urine
sedative medication to quiet patients
diuresis increase urination
suture to sew up/stitches
stable constant
edema fluid in the tissues
obese fat
trauma injury, wound
belligerent stubborn, angry, uncooperative
nauseated sick to stomach
acute sharp, severe, sudden
chronic long lasting, ongoing
bilateral both sides
syndrome a group of symptoms to indicate a disease
afebrile without fever (normal temperature)
syncope to faint
Created by: dtomczik