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Chief Complaint (CC)
the reason the patient is seeking medical attention
History of Present Illness
(HPI) **Heart of the medical history**
contains all historical details leading up to and in any way pertaining to the patient's current status
Perfunctorily
lacking interest or enthusiasm
Principal
highest importance
Preexisting condition
existing before
Predisposing condition
susceptible
Exacerbation
an increase in the severity of a disease
Indisposition
illness, usu. slight
Asthenia
weakness
Languor
lack of energy
Malaise
"out-of-sorts" feeling
Proprietary
a patented brand name or trademark (drug0
Compliance
consistency
Refractory
resistant to treatment