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Lesson 21

Lesson 21/Medical Reports

inspection look at body with naked eye
auscultation listen with stethoscope
palpation feel with examining hands
percussion tap different parts of body during exam
chickenpox childhood disease
measles childhood disease
appendectomy surgical removal of appendix
multivitamin many vitamins
PCN, penicillin antibiotic
living and well description used in H
complications morbid process during disease which is not an essential part of the disease
well healed description used in examination
discoloration not normal coloration
tinnitus sensation of noise in ears
hoarseness rough, harsh quality of voice
murmur soft sound heard on asculation
dyspnea difficult or labored breathing
orthopnea discomfort in breathing except in upright position
hemoptysis coughing up blood
/ptysis coughing up
stools formed stools of normal consistency
dysuria difficulty or pain in urination
nocturia urinating at night
noct/i, nyct/o at night
urgency strong desire to urinate accompanied by fear of leakage
stress incontinence lack of restraint regarding urination or feces
para woman who has produced viable young
gravida pregnant
BCP, birth control pills oral contraceptive
menstrual periodic physiologic hemorrhage
LNMP last normal menstral period (or cycle)
headache diffuse pain in head
vertigo sensation of whirling
convulsions involuntary spasms
well nourished, well developed properly fed, proper development, growth; hyphenated only if followed by noun
no acute distress no short or sharp cause of discomfort
alert and oriented description used in H
EOMs extraocular movements
funduscopic bottom part of hollow organ seen with scope
fund/u, fund/i fundus of the eye
unremarkable not remarkable
pharyng/o pharynx
PMI point of maximal impulse
bruit ausculatory sound
midclavicular middle of the collarbone
symmetrical correspondence of parts on opposite sides of body
scaphoid boat-shaped
genitalia genital organs
hemorrhoids, hemorrhoidal certain arteries and veins supplying rectum and anus
stool guaiac test for blood in stool
equal and full evaluation of pupils
cranial nerves II-XII nerves in the head
grossly intact completely intact
normoreflexive normal reflexes
mammogram radiograph of the breast
mamm/o, mast/o breast (entire breast) breast tissue
Pap smear specimen for examination of vaginal mucus
referral act of referring
genitourinary relating to organs of reproduction and urination
extremities shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, hip, thigh, knee, leg, ankle, foot
UCI, UCD unusual childhood illnesses, unusual childhood diseases
rhinoplasty repair of nose defect
septal deviation abnormal wall dividing two cavities
asymmetrical disproportion between two or more like parts
distortion out of normal shape
progressive advancing
quarterly divided into fourths
prognosis forecast of probable outcome
heart tones firmness or normal functioning of heart muscle
normal bowel sounds normal sounds heard on examination
rebound tenderness reversed response on withdrawal of stimulus
noncontributory does not contribute
Sumycin anti-infective
Ovcon-35, 28 day oral contraceptive
Tagamet antiulcer agent