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Medical language ch2


Subjective Subject of how a patient experiences and personally describes his or her problem as well as personal and family medical histories.
Objective Data collected. Example: Patient's physical exam, any laboratory findings, an imaging studies performed at the visit.
Assessment a logical analysis formulated by the health care provider after gathering the pertinent information. Example: diagnosis, identification of a problem, or a list of possibilities for the diagnosis. Known as differential diagnosis.
Plan Course of action consistent with the health care provider's assessment. could be a treatment with medicine or a procedure, or could consist of collecting further data to come to a more accurate diagnosis.
Prone Lying down on the stomach
Supine Lying down on the back
Sagittal Divides the body in slices right to left
Coronal Divides the body into slices from front to back
Transverse Divides the body from top to bottom
PO Per os (by mouth)
NPO Nil per os (nothing by mouth)
PR Per rectum (anal)
SC Subcutaneous (under the skin)
Created by: Jakkobba