Objective evidence of disease observed by the physician, abnormal pulse,fever,sweatingor pallor
Subjective evidense of a disease reported by the pt to the physician pain, dizziness,itching
enclose synonyms alternative words, abbreviations or explanatory phrases
equals or means unspecified
incomplete term that needsone of the modifiers to make a code assignable
used in volume 2 to enclosed a code number that must be used with the code preceding it
used when a more specific code is not available ( means other)
type face used for all exclusion notes
further define or provide examples of a category or section
encloses a series of terms that are modified by the statement to the right or left
indicate conditions that are to coded\listed elsewhere
encloses supplementary words and does not affect the code
typeface used for all codesand titles in volume I
directs coder to consult specific category in volume 1
terms in paentheses that qre nonessentail
mandatory instruction, pointing to alternative terms
follow terms to define and give further instruction
indented under main term and effects code selection
direct coder to look under another term if all info is not found under the first term
disease/syndrome named for a person
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