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Medical Terminology

Chapter 2 - Study Guide

acute (ah-KYOOT) a general subjective term it just started recently or is a sharp, severe symptom.
chronic (KRAH-nik) a general subjective term it has been going on for a while now
genetic/hereditary (jih-NEH-tik)/hah-REH-dih-TEH-ree) a general subjective term it runs in the family
auscultation (aws-kul-TAY-shun) a general objective term to listen
percussion (per-KUH-shun) a general objective term to hit something and listen to the resulting sound or feel for the resulting vibration
idiopathic (ih-dee-oh-PA-thik) a general assessment term no known specific cause; it just happens
sequelae (seh-KWEL-ah) a general assessment term a problem resulting form a disease or injury
prophylaxis (PROH-fuh-LAK-sis) a general plan term preventive treatment
palliative (PA-lee-ah-tiv) A general plan term treating the symptoms, but not actually getting rid of the cause
degeneration (dee-jen-er-AY-shun) a general assessment term to be getting worse
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