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impairment of language, usually caused by left hemisphere damage either to Broca's area (impairing speaking) or to wernicke's area (impairing understanding)
the process of removing pathogenic microorganisms or protecting against infection by such organisms
the blood pressure during that part of the heartbeat when the hearts venticles are relaxing
a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood
practices used to remove or destroy pathogens and to prevent their spread from one person or place to another person or place; clean technique
A noticeably rapid, strong, or irregular heartbeat due to agitation, exertion, or illness
This part of a patients medical record means to rule out. Used to indicate a differential diagnosis when one or more diagnoses are suspected.
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