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Bp and physical exam

vital/ bio metrics

TermDefinition
Blood pressure the measurement of the amount of force exerted by the blood on the peripheral arterial walls.
Anthropometric Comparative measurements of the body : length, height, weight, BMI .
Inspection exam Focusing on the general appearance, nutrition, body habitus( build),symmetry, posture, gait, and speech of patient.
Palpation Touch based exam to determine the characteristics of the organ system.
Percussion Exam involving tapping or striking body to determine position, size, and density of organ or tissue.
Auscultation Exam involving listening to sounds producedMensuration by organs such as heart, lungs, and abdomen.
Mensuration To measure
Created by: Slg1352