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terminology review 5

chapter five

audiometer an insturment used to measure hearing
auscultation the process of listening to the sounds produced within the body to detect signs of disease
bariatrics the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and control of obesity and disease associated with obesity
clinical diagnosis a tentative diagnosis of a patient condition obtained through the evauation of the health history and the physical examination without the beinfit of laboratory or diagnostic tests
diagnosis the specific method of determining and identifying a patients condition
differential diagnosis a determination of which of two or more disease with the similar symptoms is producing a patients symptoms
inspection the process of observing a patients to detect signs od disease
mensuration the process of measuring a patient
ophthalmoscope an insturment for examining the external ear canal and tympanic membrane
palpation the process of feeling with the hands tp detect signs of disease
percussion the process of tapping the body to detect signs of disease
percussion hammer an insturment wit a rubber head used for testing ref;exes
prognosis the probable course and outcome of a patient condition and the patients prospects for recovery
speculum an insturmeent for opening a body orifice or cavity for viewing
symptoms any change in the body or its functioning that indicated a disease might be present
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