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Bonewit chpt 9

The Pediatric Examination- Candace Oty

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 microorganism and its 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 measurement from the vertex of the head to the heel of the foot in a supine position.
Pediatrician A physician who specializes int he care and development of children and the diagnosis and treatment of children's disease.
Pediatrics The branch of medicine that deals with the care and development of children and the diagnosis and treatment of children's. disease.
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.
Vaccine A suspension of attenuated(weakened) or killed microorganisms administered to an individual to prevent an infectious disease by stimulating the production of antibodies in the individual.
Vertex The top of the head.
Created by: candaceoty