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suffixes that pertain to images and graphs for diagnostic purposes
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-graphy

the process of making a diagnostic image, graph, or tracing

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electroencephalography

the process of making a tracing of the electrical waves emitted by the brain

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electr/o

electricity or electrical

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encephal/o

brain

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-graph

the equipment used to produce the image or tracing

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electroencephalograph

the machine used to perform encephalography

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electroencephalogram

the brain wave tracing

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electroencephalograph

instrument used to make the brain wave tracing

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-graph

the machine

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-gram

the image, graph, or tracing

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EEG

abbreviation for electroencephalogram

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-graphy

The suffix that indicates the process of using the equipment to obtain the image, graph, or tracing

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electroencephalography

the procedure of making an electroencephalogram i

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electrocardiogram

a tracing of the electrical activity of the heart

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electrocardiography

The procedure for obtaining the tracing

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electrocardiograph

the machine used to trace the electrical activity of the heart

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ECG or EKG

The abbreviation for electrocardiogram

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endoscopes

fiberoptic devices that can directly vie structures within the body

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endo-

within

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-scope

to view

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bronchoscope

an instrument that enables a physician to examine the bronchi

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gastroscope

an instrument to visually examine the stomach

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-scopy

the process or procedure of viewing

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Endoscopy

the procedure of viewing within

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gastroscopy

fiberoptic examinations of the stomach

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colonoscopy

fiberoptic examinations of the colon (large intestine)

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bronchoscopy

fiberoptic examinations of the bronchi

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laparoscopy

meaning visual examination of the inside of the abdominal cavity

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physical examination (PE)

consists of four specific examination methods: inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation.

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Inspection

form of observation but is more specific than the general observation described in the previous screen

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prognosis

prediction as to the probable outcome of a disease based on the condition of the patient and the usual course of disease in similar cases.

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ambulatory

is capable of walking

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cyanosis

bluish coloration

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lesion

any traumatic or pathologic change in tissue in a localized area

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palpation

physical examination technique in which the examiner applies light pressure with the fingers to a surface of the body for the purpose of feeling the size, texture, consistency, and location of certain body parts.

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percussion,

which the examiner taps a body part with short, sharp blows and listens to the sounds obtained so as to determine the size, borders, and consistency of underlying parts

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auscultation

act of listening to sounds within the body for the purpose of assessing the condition of the lungs, heart, blood vessels, pleura, abdomen, or other organs.

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stethoscope

instrument used to perform auscultation

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Therm/o

heat

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-meter

measure

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thermometer

measure heat

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otoscopes

take the temperature at the tympanic membrane (ear drum)

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normal adult pulse

60 to 100 beats per minute

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respirations

a count of the number of inhalations per minute

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normal respiratory rate

12 to 20 breaths per minute

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Blood pressure (BP)

the force that the circulating blood exerts against the walls of the blood vessels

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normal adult blood pressure

120/80 mm Hg

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sphygmomanometer

Blood pressure is measured using a special inflatable cuff with a pressure meter called

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WNL

within normal limits

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VS or vs

vital signs, the part of a physical examination that involves the measurement of temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure