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Terms from Ch 2 in "Acquiring Medical Language"

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clinic note   documents a visit  
consult note   provides an expert opinion on a more challenging problem  
emergency department note   documents an emergency department visit  
admission summary   documents the admission of a patient to the hospital  
discharge summary   describes when and why the patient was admitted; documents a longer stay  
operative report   documents a surgery in detail  
daily hospital note/progress note   documents daily hospital visit  
radiology report   explains reason for image, how image was performed, what was seen on image, radiologists's assessment; sometimes a recommendation  
pathology report   provides reasons for test, what was seen on the test, and an assessment  
prescription   provides directions for a medication  
acute   just started recently OR is a sharp, severe symptom  
chronic   long-term  
exacerbation   it is getting worse  


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