emitting or reflecting light
sensitivity to pain
drugs or medicine
the identification of a disease or condition by a scientific evaluation of physical signs, symptoms, history, tests, and procedures
the predicted outcome of a disease
having a short and relatively severe course
the disease exits of a long period of time
objective, or definitive, evidence of an illness or disordered function that are percieved by an examiner, such as fever, rash, or evidence established by radiologic or laboratory testing
subjective evidence as percieved by the patient such as pain
the rhythmic expansion of an artery that occurs as the heart beats; it may be felt with a finger
the number of breaths per minute
instruments that can be used to measure temperature
the examiner uses the eyes and ears to observe and listen to the patient
the examiner feels the texture, size, consistency, and location of certain body parts with the hands
the examier taps the body with the fingertips or fist to evaluate the size, borfersm and consistency of internal organs and to determine the amount of fluid in a body cavity
the examiner listens for sounds within the body to evaluate the heart, blood vessels, lungs, intestines, or other organs, or to detect the fetal heart sound (most commonly performed with a stethoscope)
a small sample taken from the body to represent the whole
descriptive of substances that do not permit the passage of X-rays
descriptive of substances that readily permit the passage of x-rays
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