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

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