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Scribeamerica Medical Terminology

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

2. Arterial wall splits apart and threatens the patient's life due to risk of hemorrhage

3. Blood in anterior chamber of the eye - as seen during the fundoscopic exam

4. Low blood pressure (typically <100/65)

5. Dry tongue - mouth - and lips - indicating significant dehydration

6. Blood in the white part of the eye

7. Hips and knees flex in response to the neck being flexed; sign of meningitis

8. Redness of the pharynx - indicating a throat infection

9. Unequal diameter of pupils

10. New exacerbation of a chronic condition

11. Light sensitivity

12. The general appearance and nature of a patient

13. Uvula in normal position (not shifted)

14. The general appearance and nature of a patient

15. Bony tenderness directly over the vertebrae

16. A permanent localized numbness or weakness to a specific nerve's distal innervation

17. Tenderness of the muscles next to the vertebrae

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

19. Unequal diameter of pupils

20. Collection of pus or fluid around the tonsil

21. Throat infection

22. Bruise/swelling of septum (sign of a nose fracture)

23. Pus on the tonsils - indicating infection of the tonsils

24. Abnormal heart sound rated on 1-6 scale

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

26. A patient's inability to tolerate their body-state - due to pain or respiratory failure

27. External portion of the ear

28. Absence of light reflection - indicative of ear infection

29. Ear ache

30. 'Outpouching' of the TM - indicative of inflammation

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

32. 'Ringing in the ears' - the perception of ringing even with no external stimuli

33. Without teeth

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

35. Pus draining from the nose

36. Inside of the eye as seen with ophthalmoscope looking for increased cranial pressure

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

38. Normal strength of the extremities

39. Enlarged lymph nodes

40. The bottom or base of an organ; often referring to the uterus or eye

41. Condition of feeling the room-spin

42. Redness of the pharynx - indicating a throat infection

43. The state of the patient's body - often referring to obesity

44. Swelling of the tonsils - indicating infection

45. Elevated body temperature - fever - indicative of infection

46. High potassium - concerning for heart arrhythmias

47. Demonstrates the presence of a corneal abrasion

48. Earwax

49. Unequal diameter of pupils

50. Repetitive seizures without regaining consciousness between them