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abbreviation
A shortened form of a word or phrase
anterior
At or toward the front of the body or body part; ventral
chart
The medical record
combing vowel
A vowel added between two roots or between a root and a suffix to make pronunciation easier
communication
The exchange of information - a message sent is received and interpreted by the intended person
conflict
A clash between opposing interests or ideas
distal
The part farthest from the center or from the point of attachment
dorsal
At or toward the back of the body or body part; posterior
Kardex
A type of card file that summarizes information found in the medical record - drugs, treatments, diagnosis, routine care measures, equipment, and special needs
lateral
At the side of the body or body part
medial
At or near the middle or midline of the body or body part
posterior
Dorsal
prefix
A word element placed before a root; it changes the meaning of the word
proximal
The part nearest to the center or to the point of orgin
ventral
Anterior
medical record
a written account of a person's condition and response to treatment and care; chart
recording
the written account of care and observations
root
a word element containing the basic meaning of the word
word element
a part of a word
prefix
a word element placed before a root; it changes the meaning of the word