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Medical Terminology

dorsum the tops of hands and feet
anatomic position position of a person standing facing forward, arms at the side with palms forward
PHMx past medical history
PERRLA pupils are equal, round, and reactive to light and accommodation
PICC peripherally inserted central catheter
Coronal divides the body into slices from front to back
noncontributory not related to this specific problem
malaise not feeling well
exacerbation it is getting worse
differential diagnosis a list of conditions the patient may have based on the symptoms exhibited and the results of the exam
Created by: Martin Meza