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ch.9 Pediatric Exami

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Adolescent. An individual 12 to 18 years old.
Immunity. The resistance of the body to the effect of a harmful agents, such as a pathogenic microorganism and its toxins.
Immunization(active,artificial). The process of becoming immune or of rendering an individual immune through the use of a vaccine or toxoid.
Infant A child from birth to 12 mouth old.
Length(recumbent) The measurement from the vertex of the head to the heel of the foot in a supine position.
Pediatrician A physician who specializes in the care and development of children and the diagnosis and treatment of children disease.
Pediatrics The branch of medicine that deals with the care and development of children and the diagnosis and treatment of children and the diagnosis and treatment of children's disease.
Preschool child A child 3 to 6 years old
School-age child A child 6 to 12 years old
Toddler A child 1 to 3 years old
Toxoid A toxin(a poisonous substance produced by a bacterium) that has been treated by heat or chemicals to destroy its harmful properties. It is administered to an individual to prevent an infection disease by stimulating the production of antibodies in that PT
Vaccine A suspension of attenuated (weakened) or killed microorganism administered to an individual to prevent an infection disease by stimulating the production of antibodies in that individual
Vertex The top of the head.
Created by: jab10