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anatomy & medterm_2

Inpatient A person who has been admitted to a hospital
Integumentary System system responsible for regulating body temperature, acting as a sensory receptor to internal and external stimuli, excreting waste from the body through sweat, and absorbing vitamin D and calcium from sunlight to the body
Integumentary System the main parts are the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis or subcutaneous layers, sebaceous glands, sudoriferous glands, pores, reticular layer, and melanin.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) A nurse who cares for patients under the direction of registered nurses (RNs) and other health care providers
Medical Assistant (MA) A health care provider who performs administrative and clinical tasks to support the works of physicians and other health professionals
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist An administrative support staff member with specialized training responsible for health insurance claim billing, coding, and patient financial accounting
Morphology The study of the form and structure of living things
Musculoskeletal System System responsible for giving the human body form, stability, and enabling movement; the major parts are the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and other connective tissue
Nervous System System responsible for receiving information and interpreting it via electrical signals carried by the nerves; consists of the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS)
Outpatient a person who has not been admitted by the hospital and receives outpatient services from the hospital
Pediatrics Specialty department that treats infants, children, and teenagers and their health concerns
Peripheral Nervous System Connects the central nervous system (CNS) to the limbs and organs
Physician Orders Written, telephone, fax, or consultation orders for new or altered treatment
Primary Care Physician (PCP) A physician in a HMO who directs all aspects of a patient's care, including patient services, referrals to specialists within the system, and supervision of hospital admissions; also called a gatekeeper
Created by: tina.reynolds