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Medical Terminology


Acute It just started recently or is a sharp, severe symptom
Febrile To have a fever
Afebrile To NOT have a fever
Noncontributory Not related to this specific problem
Lethargic A decrease in level of consciousness;in a medical record,this is generally an indication that the patient is really sick
Genetic/ Hereditary Runs in the family
Percussion To hit something and listen to the resulting sound or feel for the resulting vibration;drums are a percussion instrument
Marked It really stands out
Oriented Being aware of who he or she is;where he or she is , and the current time ; a patient who is aware of all three is "oriented x 3"
Auscultation To listen
Palpation To feel
Benign safe
Degeneration to be getting worse
Etiology the cause
Morbidity the risk for being sick
Created by: jjohnson1309