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Scribeamerica Medical Terminology

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1. A test to evaluate cerebellar function

2. Disturbance of rhythm in the heartbeat

3. High blood sugar due to diabetes

4. Redness of the TM - often indicative of infection

5. Location across the posterior top of the skull

6. Falling to one side when standing with feet together and eyes closed - indicating abnormal cerebellar function or inner ear dysfunction

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

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

9. Light sensitivity

10. Resolving spontaneously after onset

11. Oriented to person - place - and time

12. Unequal diameter of pupils

13. Extremely overweight

14. Infection of the deep inner ear - known as the labyrinth. Often causes vertigo

15. Middle ear infection

16. Extra ocular muscles intact

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

18. Low potassium - concerning for heart arrhythmias

19. Dangerous infection of the blood with pathological microorganisms or their toxins

20. Able to move about - not confined to a bed

21. High sodium - dehydration

22. Without teeth

23. Infection of the meninges - the membranes that contain the brain and spinal cord

24. Stiff hamstrings/inability to straighten the leg when hip is flexed; sign of meningitis

25. Absence of light reflection - indicative of ear infection

26. Extremely skinny - bony - malnourished

27. Transient 'mini-stroke' - neurological function is regained completely with time

28. Loss of coordination

29. Pain in the eye

30. Demonstrates the presence of a corneal abrasion

31. Pain in the eye

32. The TM is opaque - no longer transparent

33. Pus draining from the nose

34. Bruising around the eyes - indicative of trauma

35. Slow heart rate (HR<60)

36. Flexible - not-stiff

37. Localized lack of blood supply

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

39. Difficulty in neurologically generating or understanding language

40. Redness of the pharynx - indicating a throat infection

41. Disease of the heart muscle

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

43. The most posterior part of the skull - the back of the head

44. Sticky tongue - mouth - and lips indicating early dehydration

45. New onset - likely concerning. Opposite of chronic

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

47. Ear ache

48. Atraumatic - Normocephalic. Normal external head inspection

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

50. Transparent frontal aspect of the eye - covering both the iris and pupil