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clinical technique-physical exam

An instrument used to measure hearing audiometer
The process of listening to the sounds produced within the body to detect signs of disease auscultation
The branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and control of obesity and diseases associated with obesity bariatrics
A tentative diagnosis of a patient's condition obtained through the evaluation of the health history and the physical examination clinical diagnosis
The scientific method of determining and identifying a patient's condition diagnosis
A determination of which of two or more diseases with similar symptoms is producing a patient's symptoms differential diagnosis
The process of measuring the patient mensuration
The process of observing a patient to detect signs of disease inspection
An instrument for examining the interior of the eye ophthalmoscope
An instrument for examining the external ear canal and tympanic membrane otoscope
The process of feeling with the hands to detect signs of disease palpation
The process of tapping the body to detect signs of disease percussion
An instrument with a rubber head, used for testing reflexes percussion hanmmer
The probable course and outcome of a patient's condition and the patient's prospects for recovery prognosis
An instrument for opening a body orifice or cavity for viewing speculum
Any change in the body or its functioning that indicates that a disease might be present symptom
The complete patient examination consists of three parts, what are they? 1.the health history, 2.the physical examination of each body system, 3.laboratory and diagnosic tests
A_______ _______ is a physical or behavioral condition that increases the probability that an individual will develop a particular condition risk factor
______ _______ is charactarized by symptoms that haved a rapid onset, are usually severe and intense, and subside after a relatively short time acute illness
A _______ _______ is characterized by symptoms that persist for more than three months and show little change over a long time chronic illness
A _______ _______ is performed to treat a patient's condition with the goal of eliminating it or promoting as much recovery as possible therapeutic procedure
A procedure performed to assist in the diagnosis of a patient's condition diagnostic procedure
The analysis and study of specimens obtained from patient's to assist in diagnosing and treating disease laboratory testing
What are the four assessment techniques used to obtain information during the phsical exam? inspection, palpation, percussion, and ascultation
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