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Bonewit Chapt 5

The Physical Exam (Cheyenne Rice)

aduiometer instrument used to measure hearing
auscultation process of listening to the sounds produced within the body to detect signs of disease
bariatrics branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and control of obesity and disease
body mechanics utilization of the correct muscles to maintain proper balance, posture, and body alignment to accomplish a task safely and efficiently without undue strain on any muscle or joint
clinical diagnosis tentative diagnosis of a patients condition obtained through evaluation of the health history and physical examination, without the benefit of laboratory or diagnostic tests
diagnosis the scientific method of determining and identifying a patients condition
differential diagnosis determination of which of two or more diseases with similar symptoms is producing a patients symptoms
inspection the process of observing a patient to detect signs disease
mensuration the process of measuring a patient
ophthalmoscope an instrument for examining the interior eye
otoscope instrument for examining the external ear canal and tympanic membrane
palpation process of feeling with the hands to detect signs of disease
percussion process of tapping the body to detect signs of disease
percussion hammer instrument with a rubber head used for detecting reflexes
prognosis probable course and outcome of a patient condition and the patients prospects for recovery
speculum instrument for opening a body orifice or cavity for viewing
symptom any changing in the body or its functioning that indicates disease might be present
Created by: cheyennerice