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Bonewit chapter 5

end of chapter med terms for chap 5

Audiometer an instrument used to measure hearing.
auscultation process of listening to the sounds produced within the body to detect signs of disease
bariatrics branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and control of obesity and diseases associated with obesity
clinical diagnosis tentative diagnosis of a patient's condition obtained through the evaluation, without health history and the physical examination, without the benefit of laboratory or diagnostic tests.
diagnosis scientific method of determining and identifying a patient's condition
differential diagnosis a determination of which of two or more diseases with similar Sx is producing a patients symptoms.
inspection the process of observing a patient to detect signs of disease.
mensuration process of measuring a patient.
ophthalmoscope instrument for examining the interior of the eye
otoscope instrument for examining the external ear canal and tympanic membrane
palpation process of feeling with the hands to detect signs of disease
percussion process of tapping the body to detect signs of disease
percussion hammer instrument with a rubber head, used for testing reflexes
prognosis probable course and outcome of a patient's condition and the patient's prospects for recovery.
speculum instrument for opening a body orifice or cavity for viewing
symptom any change in the body or its functioning that indicates a disease might be present.
Created by: troyschultz