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Anatomy and Med Term

Ambulatory Care that does not require an overnight hospital stay; also called outpatient
Attending Physician A physician who has graduated from a college of medicine or osteopathy and is licensed by the appropriate state board to practice medicine
biopsy The removal of a sample of tissue from living person for laboratory examination
Cardiovascular System System that delivers nutrients and oxygen to every cell within the body and removes waste products, the heat and blood vessels, known as the arteries and veins, are the major organs of the cardiovascular system
Central Nervous System System that is divided into two parts: the brain and the spinal cord; conducts sensory information from the peripheral nervous system to the brain
Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems System responsible for the overall balance of body system functions
Creatinine A breakdown product of the creatine, an important part of muscle; creatinine and creatinine clearance tests measure the level of the waste product of creatinine in blood and urine
Digestive System System responsible for ingesting and digesting food, absorbing nutrients, and eliminating wastes,
Endocrine System System of glands that produce and secrete hormones
Family Medicine Department responsible for providing continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family
Fellow Physician A physician who enters a training program in a medical specialty after completing residency, usually in a hospital or academic setting
Health maintenance organization (HMO) A managed health care system consisting of health care providers that offer service to members for fixed payments from the HMO; also utilizes primary care physicians (PCPs), also called gatekeepers
Created by: tina.reynolds