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Chp 2

abbreviations, terms, word parts

Alert able to answer questions; responsive; interactive
Oriented being aware of who and where they are; the current time; a patient who is aware of all three is considered oriented
marked really stands out
unremarkable another way of saying normal
ausculation to listen
percussion to hit something and listen to the resulting sound or feel resulting vibration.
palpation to feel
Impression another way of saying assesment
diagnosis what the health care professional thinks the patient has
benign safe
degeneration to be getting worse
etiology the cause
remission to get better or imporve; most often used when discussing cancer
Created by: bhendrix