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Scribeamerica Medical Terminology

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1. The general appearance and nature of a patient






2. The diseases that a physician is considering as the reason for the patient's symptoms






3. The patient moves their arms and legs normally - indicating normal motor function






4. Weakness of one half of the body






5. Ear ache






6. Small infected bump on the eyelid - usually in between the eyelash hairs






7. Low thyroid function






8. Three or four sounds - resembling the sounds of a gallop (common in CHF)






9. Symptoms that are always present but changing in severity - never fully resolving






10. Localized lack of blood supply






11. Abnormal tactile sensation often described as tingling - numbness - or pinpricking






12. General appearance of lacking water; dry lips - dry mucosa






13. Appearing stable and at no risk of deterioration






14. The sides of the head - near the temples






15. Persistent thirst or frequent drinking of liquids; possibly indicative of diabetes






16. Without fever






17. Symptoms that completely resolve at times - but continue to return repeatedly






18. Uvula in normal position (not shifted)






19. Poor mechanical articulation of speech due to abnormal lip - tongue - or cheek motor function






20. Bruising around the eyes - indicative of a basilar skull fracture






21. Long-standing - constant. Opposite of acute






22. ST elevation MI (diagnosed on EKG); active heart attack






23. Mouth or orifice; example P.O. means Per Os or by mouth






24. Swelling of a lymph-node - usually indicative of an infection distally






25. Enlarged lymph nodes






26. Described as grating - scratching sound of the heart indicative of pericarditis






27. Poor ability to handle secretions (saliva): drooling at the mouth and gagging






28. Location across the posterior top of the skull






29. Low blood-sugar






30. Involuntary turning or lowering of forearm when outstretched






31. Involuntary 'shaking' eye movements - rather than normal continuous smooth motion






32. Diminished anal sphincter muscle contraction - indicative of neurological damage






33. Enlarged heart






34. Flexible - not-stiff






35. Extra beats of the heart heard during auscultation






36. High blood pressure (typically >140/90)






37. Abnormal tactile sensation often described as tingling - numbness - or pinpricking






38. Nostril






39. Stimulation of the vagus nerve resulting in dim-vision - sweaty palms - and syncope. Often occurs after emesis - acute pain - or surprising stimuli






40. Description of a Grand-Mal or generalized seizure with stupor and transient LOC






41. Referring to the tongue






42. Occasional - sporadic - transient






43. Diagnosis of double vision






44. The use of an ophthalmoscope to look through the pupil and examine the interior surface of the posterior eye






45. Headache






46. The sides of the head - near the temples






47. Oriented to person - place - and time






48. Extra ocular muscles intact






49. Swelling of the optic nerve sheath - as noted with fundoscopic examination






50. Joint aches