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23 terms

Ch. 15

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Chief Complaint
The clients reason for going into a medical office.
Dermatology
The study of skin, accessory structures, and related diseases.
Gastroenterology
Deals with disorders of the stomach and intestines.
Allergy
A hypersensitivity to a substance that does not normally cause a reaction.
Ampule
A small glass container that can be sealed with its contents sterilized.
Approximation
The process of bringing two edges, as in a wound, closer together.
Aspirate
To draw in or out using suction.
Calibrate
To determine the accuracy of a machine or piece of equipment.
Deltoid
A triangular muscle that covers the shoulder.
Diluent
A liquid agent added to medication in a solid or powder form for administration by injection
Distal
The point farthest from a medical line, or the center, of a body or a body part.
Dorsogluteal
The term used to identify the site used for an intramuscular injection into the gluteus medius muscle.
Gauge
The measurement in the diameter of the lumen of a needle. The larger the number, the thinner the needle.
Glucometer
A small portable machine to measure blood sugar.
Intradermal
The term describing the administration of an injectable medication by placing it into the superficial layer, or dermis, of the skin.
Intramuscular
The term describing the administration of an injectable medication
Proximal
The point closest to a medical line, or the center, of a body or body part.
Purulent
Drainage from a wound or body part that contains pus.
Scalpel
A sharp surgical instrument used for cutting and dissecting from a wound.
Subcutaneous
A term meaning "under the skin".
Suture Material or Sutures
Thread or wire material used to surgically close an open wound.
Vastus lateralis
The site used for an intramuscular injection into the muscle of the outer thigh area.
Vial
A small glass container with a rubber stopper containing medications.