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Medical Seminar YBI

Chapter 2 Vocab

TermDefinition
ambulatory able to walk about
accrediation process through which an organization is recognized for adherence to a group of standards
advent coming into being or used
allopathic term to contrast homeopathic medicine with mainstream medicine
alternative medicine variety of therapeutic or preventative healthcare practices that are alternative to mainstream medicine, eg. chiropractic, homeopathy, naturopathy, herbal medicine
amenities things that contribute to comfort, enjoyment, or convenience
cardiac arrhythmias irregular heartbeats caused by a malfunction of electrical system of the heart
case management process of assessing and planning patients care, including referral and follow up, to ensure continuity of care and quality management management
chiropractic medical discipline that focuses on the nervous system and involves manual ajustment of the vertebral column to affect the nervous system and treat disorders, as well as to promote patient wellness
cited Quoted by of example, authority, or proof or mentioned formally in commendation or praise
contamination process of which something is made impure, unclean,or unfit for use by the introduction of unwholesome or undesirable elements
credentialing Act of extending professional or medical privleges to an individual, process of verifing and evaluating that person's credentials
Dissection Separtation into two pieces and exposure of parts for scientific examination
Encounter Any contact betwwen a healthcare provider and a patient that results in treatment or evaluation of the patient's condition; it is not limited to in-person contact
Fermentation An enzymatically controlled transformation of an organic compound
Holistic Related to or concerned with all of the systems of body rather than breaking it down into parts
Homeopathy A type of alternative medicine that attempts to stimulate the body to recover itself; a system of therapy based on the concept that disease can be treated with minute doses of drugs thought capable of producing the same symtoms in healthy people as the di
Hospice A concept of care that involves health professional and volunteers who provide medical, psychological, and spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their love ones
indicators An important point or group of statistic values that, when evaluated, indicate the quality of care provided in a healthcare facility
indicted Charged with a crime by the finding or presentment of a jury according to do process of law
indigent Totally lacking in something of need
innate Existing in, belonging to, or determined by factors present in an individual since birth
Innocuous Having no effect, adverse or otherwise; harmless
mysticism The experience of seeming to have direct communication with God or ultimate reality
naturopathy An alternative to conventional medicine in which holistic methods are used, as well as herbs and natural supplements, with the belief that the body will heal itself. Naturopathic physician currently can be licensed in 15 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgi
osteopathic A term describing the type of medicine that is based on the theory that disturbances in the musculoskeletal system affect other bodily parts, causing many disorders that can be corrected by various manipulative techniques in conjunction with conventional
pandemic A condition in which most people in a country, a number of countries, or a geographic area are affected
peer review organizations ( PROs) groups of medical reviews contracted by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure quality control and the medical necessity of services provided by a facility
philanthropist An individual who makes an active effort to promote human welfare
putrefaction decomposition of animal matter that results in a foul smell
robotics technology dealing with the design, construction, and operation of robots in automation
staff privileges allowing a healthcare professional to practice within a specific facility
standards items or indicators used as a measure of quality or compliance with a statutory or accrediting body's policies and regulations
subluxation slight misalignments of the vertebra or a partial dislocation
telemedicine the use of telecommunications in the practice of medicine, in which great distances can exist between healthcare professionals, colleagues, patients. and students professionals, colleagues, patients, and students
teleradiology the use of telecommunications devices to enhance and improve the results of radiologic procedures
treatises systematic expositions or arguments in writing, including a methodic discussion of the facts and principles involved and the conclusions reached
triage identification of the severity of patients's condition and the allocation of treatment according to a system of priorities, which is designed to maximize the number of survivors and provide treatment for the sickest patients first
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