Flashcards - Diagnostics, Testing & Procedures for Nursing

Flashcards - Diagnostics, Testing & Procedures for Nursing
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screening tests
Screening, in medicine, is a strategy used in a population to identify the possible presence of an as-yet-undiagnosed disease in individuals without signs or symptoms
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palpate
Palpation is the process of using one's hands to examine the body, especially while perceiving/diagnosing a disease or illness
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diagnosis
Medical diagnosis is the process of determining which disease or condition explains a person's symptoms and signs
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Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change and overcome problems in desired ways
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antibiotics
Antibiotics, also called antibacterials, are a type of antimicrobial drug used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections
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antibiotics
Antibiotics, also called antibacterials, are a type of antimicrobial drug used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections
Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change and overcome problems in desired ways
diagnosis
Medical diagnosis is the process of determining which disease or condition explains a person's symptoms and signs
palpate
Palpation is the process of using one's hands to examine the body, especially while perceiving/diagnosing a disease or illness
screening tests
Screening, in medicine, is a strategy used in a population to identify the possible presence of an as-yet-undiagnosed disease in individuals without signs or symptoms
anemia
Anemia, also spelled anaemia, is usually defined as a decrease in the amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood
audiogram
An audiogram is a graph that shows the audible threshold for standardized frequencies as measured by an audiometer
phenylketonuria
Phenylketonuria is an inborn error of metabolism that results in decreased metabolism of the amino acid phenylalanine
positron emission tomography
Positron emission tomography is a nuclear medicine, functional imaging technique that is used to observe metabolic processes in the body
dialysis
In medicine, dialysis is a process for removing waste and excess water from the blood and is used primarily as an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with kidney failure

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