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Health Record Terms

Terms used in health records

Past medical history Other significant past illnesses, like high blood pressure, asthma, or diabetes.
Radiology report Explains the reason for an image, how the image was performed, what was seen on the image.
Percussion To hit something and listen to the resulting sound or feel for the resulting vibration.
Differential diagnosis A list of conditions the patient may have based on the symptoms exhibited and the results of the exam.
Idiopathic No known specific cause. It just happens
Sequelae A problem resulting from a disease or injury.
Palliative Treating the symptoms, but not actually getting rid of the cause
Supportive care To treat the symptoms and make the patient feel better
Sagittal Divides the body in slices left to right
Coronal Divides the body in slices from front to back
Created by: Jnzehringer