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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