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anatomical position
subject stands erect facing observer, with head level and eyes facing dirctly forward; feet flat on floor & directed forward; arms at sides with palms turned forward--body is upright
prone position
body is lying face down
supine position
body is lying face up
diagnosis
science & skill of distinguishing one disorder or disease from another; symptoms, signs, medical history, physical exam, & laboratory test provide basis
medical history
collecting information about events that might be related to a patient's illness (include hief complaint, history of pressent illness, past medical problems, family medical probems, social history, & review of symptoms
physical examination
orderly evaluation of body & its functions; includes noninvasive tecniques of inspection, palpation, auscultation, & percussion along with vital signs
vital signs
temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, blood pressure