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Health Science Final Exam
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aids in the delivery of anesthesia during surgery
a specialist in the study of outbreaks of disease within a population group
specialist in the study of disease
a nurse with graduate training who often works as a primary care provider
treatment of diseases of the pulp, nerves, blood vessels, and roots of the teeth; often called root canal treatment
specialist in drawing blood
use their artistic and creative talents to produce illustrations, charts, graphs, and diagrams for health textbooks, journals, magazines, and exhibits.
A medical doctor who has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders
A nurse who completes a program in midwifery; provides prenatal and postnatal care; and delivers babies for women with uncomplicated pregnancies
physician who studies and treats diseases of the stomach and intestines
provides basic care for medical emergencies, illness, injury
A scientist who studies the mind and behavior of humans and animals
a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the skin
Diseases of elderly individuals
specialist in preparing and dispensing drugs
Medical specialist in the use of x-rays and other imaging techniques
A doctor who specializes in the female reproductive system
medical doctor who specializes in bone, joint, and muscle conditions
physician who studies and treats diseases of the eye
a physician who specializes in disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus
A physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the nervous system.
a person, properly licensed, who disinfects, preserves, or restores a dead human body
Developmental psychology is the scientific study of how and why human beings change over the course of their life.
nothing by mouth
Extended care facilities
long-term care facility designed to provide services to patients who need rehabilitation to recover from major illness, treatment for cancer, dialysis for kidney disease, or heart monitoring are called:
hospice care; taking care of the whole person—body, mind, spirit, heart and soul—with the goal of giving patients with life-threatening illnesses the best quality of life they can have through the aggressive management of symptoms
Industrial healthcare facility
a health care clinic that specializes in occupational medicine, providing therapy treatments for workplace injuries and other types of injuries, physical exams (DOT Physicals, Annuals, Workers' Comp) and a number of other services.
Perform special diagnostic tests
World Health Organization
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Food and Drug Administration. The agency that is responsible for determining if a food or drug is safe and effective enough to be sold to the public.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
abnormally low body temperature
A written defamation of a person's character, reputation, business, or property rights.
a specific amount of money a patient pays for a particular service
A federal and state assistance program that pays for health care services for people who cannot afford them.
A federal program of health insurance for persons 65 years of age and older
the ability to understand and share the feelings of another
skill in dealing with people in difficult situations
careless neglect, often resulting in injury
the intentional confinement or restraint of another person's activities without justification
Invasion of privacy
violating a person's right not to have his or her name, photo, or private affairs exposed or made public without giving consent
the most basic human needs to be satisfied- water, food, shelter, and clothing
excessive urination at night
A reactivation of the chickenpox virus in the body, causing a painful rash.
loss of hair
increased intraocular pressure results in damage to the retina and optic nerve with loss of vision
inability to control urination
A form of dementia that causes progressive changes in brain cells.
opening a hole in ones skull as a cure for mental disorders
A clot that breaks lose and travels through the bloodstream.
lack of a normal number of red blood cells
secrete sebum (oil) into the hair follicles where the hair shafts pass through the dermis
A serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles.
a sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses
a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease.
A tiny, nonliving particle that invades and then reproduces inside a living cell.
single-celled organisms that lack a nucleus; prokaryotes
infections produced within a cell or organism
infection originating outside an organ or part
the use of biological and chemical weapons in terrorist attacks
Mode of transmission
a way that the causative agent can be transmitted to another reservoir or host where it can live
Father of medicine
Printer, author, inventor, diplomat, statesman, and Founding Father. One of the few Americans who was highly respected in Europe, primarily due to his discoveries in the field of electricity.
Started the professional education for nurses
Began using disinfectants and antiseptics during surgery
Reasons for revoking a physician's license
Felony conviction, unethical behavior, medical malpractice
Personal Protective Equipment i.e. gloves, mask, safety glasses and clinical attire
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