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Bonewit Chapter 5

The physical examination

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