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aphasia

loss of speech

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cystoscope

an instrument to visually examine the urinary bladder

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diagnosis

the complete knowledge gained after testing and examining the patient

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hematoma

mass of blood trapped in tissues of the skin or in an organ

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obstetrics

care of pregnant women and delivery of fetus

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what is a medical examiner?

a pathologist specializes in forensic medicine related to criminal issues

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Forensic

legal

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what is a coroner?

an elected official who investigates any suspicious death, may or may not be a medical examiner

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What is laparoscopy for tubal ligation?

interruption of the continuity of the fallopian tubes

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anemia

low RBC

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Kyphosis

increased convexity in the curvature of the thoracic spine

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Orthostatic hypotension

rapid blood pressure drop due to change in position

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Alopecia

loss of hair (baldness)

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Caries

decay of teeth with cavities

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Gingivitis

inflammation of the gingiva (or gums)

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Peridontitis

marked inflammation of the gingiva and degeneration of the dental perosteum

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Pediculosis

infection with lice

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dysphagia

difficulty swallowing