DC: Ch. 21 Signs, Symptoms & Ill Defined Conditions

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Understanding ICD-9-CM Coding, 3rd Edition A Worktext Mary Jo Bowie Regina Schaffer

altered states of consciousness

altered states of consciousness
The patient does not lose consciousness completely but may stare or have an altered loss of awareness

coma

coma
A condition in which the person is in a deep state of unconsciousness

morbidity

morbidity
A diseased state

mortality

mortality
The rate or frequency of deaths

sign

sign
Can be measured or evaluated; part of the objective information

symptom

symptom
A change in the body that would bring a patient in to see the doctor; part of the subjective information

syncope

A spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain; fainting

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