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adventitious

coming from an external source
occurring spontaneously

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afebrile

without a fever

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biopsy

removal and examination of tissue

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comorbid

two or more possibly unrelated medical conditions existing at the same time

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constitutional

relating to the body as a whole

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erythema

redness of the skin brought about by capillary dilation

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febrile

having a fever

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malaise

a general feeling of discomfort or uneasiness
often the first symptom of an ilness or infection
fatigue and weakness

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morbidity

consequences of a given illness

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mortality

death from a particular illness or disease

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pallative

reducing the severity of an illness or treatment of disease without curing it

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prodromal

preillness symptoms

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purulent

pus filled

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sequelae

a condition occurring as a consequence of a given illness or disease

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suppurative

pus forming

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pathology

medical science concerned with disease including structural and functional changes

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pathogenesis

the underlying cause of a disease

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etiology

the study of pathogenesis

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sign

something that the clinician can see or feel in the patient

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symptom

something the patient feels, but the clinician can't

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diagnosis

the determination of the problem using all available information

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prognosis

a prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease

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pallow

unusual or extreme paleness

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snycope

brief loss of consciousness, typically due to a lack of oxygen flow to the brain

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height
-best way to measure

stadiometer or tape measure fastened to the wall
shoes off with the weight on the heels

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weight
-best way to measure

measure confidentially
no shoes or excess clothing

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heart rate norm

60-72

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BP norm

120/80

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respiration norm

12 to 20 bpm

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temperature norms
-oral
-rectal
-tympanic

oral: 96.4-99.1
rectal: higher by .4 to .5 C
tympanic: higher by .8 C