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Afebrile

Not feverish

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Auscultation

Listening to sounds produced within the body, usually using a stethoscope.

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Baseline

The normal state of being or starting point

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Combative

Ready or inclined to fight; aggressively uncooperative.

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Constitutional

Affecting the whole constitution of the body; not local

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Dehydration

Excessive loss of body water; dry lips and mucosa are some of the signs of dehydration

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Differential Diagnosis

A disease which the provider thinks could be the cause of a patient's symptoms.

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Distress

Mental or physical suffering or pain

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Febrile

Feverish; increased body temperature

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Infarct

A localized area of dead tissue resulting from lack of blood supply

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Ischemia

Inadequate blood supply to an organ or part of the body

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Lethargy

Extreme fatigue or drowsiness

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Malaise

General feeling of discomfort or illness

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Morbidly obese

Extremely overweight; body mass index (BMI) over 40

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Palpable

Able to be touched or felt; plain to see.

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Sepsis

The presence of infectious organisms or toxins in the blood

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Somnolent

Sleepy or drowsy