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Primary sources of historical information
1. from patient
2. from someone else
3. old records
what factors limit the volume and validity of information obtained thru history-taking
informant's memory, intelligence, ability and willingness to communicate
Poor historian
a patient who is particularly vague or unreliable in their information
Adamantly
unyielding in attitude
Alleges
supposed; suspect; doubtful
Tangential
touching at a single pt (trig)
Logorrhea
incessant talking
Confabulates
bizarre and incorrect answers
Perseverates
repeatedly
Mendacious
telling lies
Delimited
limits or boundaries
Insidious
deceitful
Unabated
undiminished force
Unremitting
incessant
Fluctuating
moving in waves
Exquisite
Sharp
Mitigated
to make mild or gentle
Inciting
to urge on