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a post-mortum exam
necropsy
the range through which a joint can be moved
Range of motion
voluntary activity, without external compulsion
volition
new or abnormal cell growth
neoplasm
a feeling of relationship, emotional kinship
rapport
a physician who diagnosis and treats diseases of the nervous system
nuerologist
a backward or return flow
reflux
a circumstance which points or shows a cause
indication
excessively fat
obese
a complete or partial disappearance of the symptoms of a disease
remission
invasion and multiplication of microrganisms in body tissue
infection
an external appliance that prevents or assists in movement
orthosis
an objective finding by an examiner
sign
localized protective response ilicited by injury or destruction of tisses which seeks to wall off or destroy the injurous agent
inflamation
a maker and fitter of orthopedic devices
orthotist
an instrument used for determining arterial blood pressure indirectly
sphygamomanometer
having a short and relatively poignant course
accute
a prime mover
agonist
a sac formed by the dilation of the wall of an artery, vein, or the heart
aneurysm
a marked deviation from the normal
anomoly
a substance that tends to nullify the action of another
antagonist
a defect or loss of the ability to speak or write due to injury or disease
aphasia
failure of muscle coordination
ataxia
a wasting away of a cell, tissue, organ, or part
atrophy
something that does not metasize, and the removal is curable
benign
a procedure that involves obtaining a tissue speciman for micro
biopsy
a tube for withdrawing fluid from a body cavity, particulariy the bladder
catheter
encompasses medical problems such as stroke, and cerbro hemmohrage
Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
persisting over a long period of time
chronic
afflicted with a coma
comatose
a shortening or reduction in size
contraction
a condition of fixed high resistance to passive strech of a muscle
contracture
any condidition whih renders some line of treatment undesirable
contraindication
pertaining to the opposite side
contralateral
a bruise or injury of a part without a break in the skin
contusion
a chronic ulcer that appears in pressure areas in patients confined to a bed or immobilized
decubitous ulcer (bedsore)
the determination of the nature of a disease
diagnosis
profuse perspiration
diaphoresis
large ammounts or fluid in intracellular tissue spaces
edema
a clot formed by platelets that blocks a blood vessel
embolus
emesis
vommiting
present in a population or geographic area at all times
endemic
occuring suddenly in numbers clearly in excess of normal expectancy
epidemic
reddness of the skin produced by congestion of the cappilarys
erythema
the study of the causations of diseases
etiology
an increase in the symptoms or severity of a disease
exacerbation
the enhancement of any function so it can be performed more easily
facillitation
pertaining to a fever
febrile
lax, weak
flaccid
a bed with divided sections for independent elevation
Gatch Bed
a branch of medicine concerned with the pysiological and pathological aspects of the aged
geriatrics
a device for measuring the range of motion of a joint
goniometer
paralysis affecting one side of the body
hemiparesis, hemipalegia
pertaining to one side of the body
homolateral
persistant high blood pressure
hypertension
an enlargement of an organ or part
hypertrohy
self originated, of an unknown cause
idiopathic
unable to restrain natural evacuations
incontinent
a development that is gradual or subtle
insidious onset
an alleviating medicine
palliative
waste or excrement expelled from the rectum
stool
a low oxygen state caused by the obstuction of the arterial blood supply
ischemia
paralysis of the legs and lower part of the body
paraplegia
lying on the back
supine
a vague feeling of discomfort
malaise
a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation
physiatrist
any subjective evidence of disease or of a patients conditions
symptom
tending to become progressively worse and result in death
malignant
a forecast for the probable outcome of an attack or disease
prognosis
a condition following as a consequence of a disease
sequalae
paralysis affecting a single limb
homoplegia
lying face down
prone
a brother or sister
sibling
a diseased condition or state
morbidity
an artificial substitute for a missing body part
prostesis
an aggregation of blood factors, primarily platlets
thrombosis
the death rate
mortality
one skilled in constructing and fitting prosthetics
prosthetist
manifestation of breathing, heartbeat, and blood pressure
vital signs