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  1. Prehypertension
  2. Fahrenheit
  3. Semen
  4. Arteriosclerosis
  5. Reagents
  6. Electronic communication
  7. Informed consent
  8. Controlled substances
  9. Timed specimen
  10. HBV
  11. Angina pectoris
  12. Atrium
  13. Electronic health record
  14. Axillary
  15. Medicare
  16. Cyanotic
  17. Diastolic or diastole
  18. Vital signs
  19. CLSI
  20. Biohazard
  21. Apex
  22. HCV
  23. Temporal artery
  24. Snellen chart
  25. Deltoid
  26. Tachycardia
  27. Suffix
  28. Asystole
  29. Transdermal patch
  30. Office manager
  31. Celsius
  32. Palpate
  33. Systolic or systole
  34. Sputum
  35. Dementia
  36. Nebulizer
  37. Coding
  38. Supine position
  39. Urine
  40. Conditioning
  41. Dermal puncture
  42. Geriatric
  43. Standard precautions
  44. Suprapubic
  45. Base
  46. Atherosclerosis
  47. Catheter
  48. Stool
  49. Antecubital fossa
  50. Intramuscular injection
  51. Cidex
  52. CEU
  53. Stethoscope
  54. Anthropometric measurements
  55. Durable supplies
  56. Autoclave
  57. Influenza
  58. Ventricles
  59. Chemical reagent strip testing
  60. Database
  61. Hematocrit
  62. HIV
  63. Sanitation
  64. Sim's position
  65. Parenteral medication
  66. OSHA
  67. Pediatrics
  68. Point of care
  69. DNA testing
  70. Pediatric
  71. Fax
  72. Bronchodilators
  73. Reference laboratory
  74. Atrioventricular (AV) node
  75. Random specimen
  76. Disinfect
  77. Respirations
  78. Phenyketonuria or PKU
  79. Advance booking
  80. Indexing
  81. HIPAA
  82. Caregiver
  83. Aorta
  84. Galactosemia
  85. Domestic abuse
  86. Prefix
  87. Suture
  88. Arrhythmia
  89. The Joint Commission or TJC
  90. Hypertensive crisis
  91. EKG
  92. Cerumen
  93. Practice management software
  94. Federal Register
  95. Occult blood
  96. Community services
  97. Hypertension
  98. Biohazard bag
  99. Clean-catch midstream specimen
  100. Inner canthus
  101. Topical
  102. Acromial process
  103. Conjunctiva
  104. Cluster scheduling
  105. Aortic valve or aortic semilunar
  106. Quality control
  107. Immunizations
  108. Supervisor
  109. PPE
  110. Aseptic
  111. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid or EDTA
  112. CMS
  113. EMS
  114. Electronic medical record
  115. Brachial artery
  116. Inpatient
  117. Chain of custody
  118. CDC
  119. Form letter
  120. Tympanic membrane
  121. DEA
  122. Augmented leads
  123. Venipuncture
  124. Sphygmomanometer
  125. Intradermal injection
  126. Subcutaneous injection
  127. Bloodborne pathogens
  128. Artifact
  129. Sharps container
  130. Pulmonary artery
  131. Bradycardia
  132. Blood culture
  133. Subordinate
  134. Holter Monitor
  135. Filing
  136. Root
  137. Otoscope
  138. Enteric
  139. Hemorrhoids
  140. Global periods
  1. a A method of repeated assay of known standard materials and monitoring reaction parameters to ensure precision and accuracy.
  2. b A device used to look into the ears.
  3. c An inherited disorder in which the body is unable to use, or metabolize, the simple sugar galactose, causing the affected patient to be unable to tolerate any form of milk, as well as other foods containing galactose.
  4. d A thin membrane that separates the external ear from the middle ear; also known as the ear drum.
  5. e Anything that is a risk to organisms, such as ionizing radiation or harmful bacteria or viruses.
  6. f A laboratory that is outside a patient care facility; usually, it is able to perform many more types of testing than are available at the average hospital laboratory.
  7. g The muscle forming the rounded contour of the shoulder, shaped almost like a letter D.
  8. h To examine by touch.
  9. i Medications or substances listed by schedule and controlled under the Controlled Substance Act according to the potential for addiction or medical use.
  10. j A service or activity performed by a group of people for the benefit of the public; may be a non-profit organization.
  11. k Method by which medical records are kept to ensure ease in updating and finding of records.
  12. l Pertaining to the intestines.
  13. m The two large chambers that collect blood from the atria and expel blood to the entire body or to the lungs.
  14. n The use of numbers and letters to describe illnesses, diseases, and medical procedures.
  15. o A clear mucous membrane that covers the inner surface of the eyelid and the white part of the eyeball.
  16. p A virus commonly known as the flu.
  17. q Chemical substances known to react in specific ways; used to detect or synthesize other substances in chemical reactions.
  18. r A device that measures a patient's cardiac activity over a period of time.
  19. s The vital sign assessment of observing the number of times the chest rises in 1 minute.
  20. t A small muscular pouch-like structure that fills the ventricles with blood.
  21. u External or internal swollen veins in the anal canal.
  22. v Relating to patients from birth to the age of maturity, usually 18 years of age.
  23. w An organization that accredits health care organizations and programs.
  24. x Human immunodeficiency virus.
  25. y Applied to the surface of the skin.
  26. z An adhesive patch, placed on the skin to administer a specific dose of medication through the skin and into the bloodstream.
  27. aa A single urine specimen taken at any time.
  28. ab A metabolic genetic disorder characterized by a deficiency in the hepatic enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase; classic PKU causes permanent intellectual disability, seizures, delayed development, behavioral problems, psychiatric disorders, a "mousy" body odor, lightening of skin and hair, and eczema.
  29. ac Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; a law that governs the sharing or disclosure of patient information.
  30. ad The area on the human body under the joint that connects the arm to the shoulder.
  31. ae The major artery of the upper arm.
  32. af Relating to elderly patients, determined by age and patient's profile.
  33. ag A device that administers medication in a mist form.
  34. ah Identification by looking at the genetic material; includes tests that determine paternity of a pediatric patient.
  35. ai Patient lies on his or her back.
  36. aj Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  37. ak The period of time when the heart fills with blood after contraction.
  38. al A puncture-proof container designed specifically to safely dispose of needles, scalpels, and other sharp disposable medical instruments.
  39. am A laboratory test used to check for bacteria or other micro-organisms in a blood sample.
  40. an Person delegated to provide care for a partially dependent patient.
  41. ao Drawing blood from the vein.
  42. ap The temperature scale proposed in 1724 by Daniel Gariel Fahrenheit.
  43. aq Originally called Universal Precautions when the CDC created the guidelines in the 1980s; guidelines to instruct health care providers to minimize the risk of disease transmission when giving care.
  44. ar Set of techniques for determining an individual's body fat composition by measuring and recording dimensions of the body such as height and weight.
  45. as Used as an anticoagulant to keep blood specimens from clotting.
  46. at An injection of solution below the skin, into the subcutaneous tissue.
  47. au Physical, emotional, or verbal abuse performed by someone related to or living with a person.
  48. av Patient lies on the left side with the right knee sharply bent and resting on the exam table.
  49. aw The triangular cavity on the anterior section of the arm opposite the elbow.
  50. ax A scale for measuring temperature named for Anders Celsius.
  51. ay Appearance of blue or purple skin.
  52. az The thick, whitish secretion of the male reproductive organs discharged from the urethra during ejaculation.
  53. ba A container designed to collect any biological waste or product that has been contaminated with biological waste.
  54. bb The sensation of pain or discomfort in the chest. (for more details look on page 186 of your study guide.)
  55. bc Prevents blood in the aorta from returning to the left ventricle during diastole.
  56. bd The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations.
  57. be Systematic collection of a patient's health care and treatment in a digital format in the physician's office or medical facility.
  58. bf Hepatitis B Virus.
  59. bg Artery that carries deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs.
  60. bh Person that is in charge of a particular department or facility.
  61. bi A severe increase in blood pressure which could result in stroke.
  62. bj Electrocardiography, a test that records the electrical activity of the heart.
  63. bk An abnormally fast heartrate.
  64. bl A method of handling specimens that may be used in a legal setting.
  65. bm Pathogenic micro-organisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans.
  66. bn Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute; an organization that sets standards for laboratories.
  67. bo Continuing Education Unit.
  68. bp A stitch used to hold tissue together.
  69. bq The first part of a word, before the root, that may alter the root.
  70. br The contraction of the heart.
  71. bs A hollow, flexible tube that can be inserted into a vessel or cavity of the body to withdraw fluids.
  72. bt The removal of metal items from paperwork to prepare for placing in medical records.
  73. bu Software that stores patient information for use in billing, scheduling, patient calls, and registration.
  74. bv The lower pointed end of the heart.
  75. bw Waste or excrement from the digestive tract that is formed in the intestine and expelled through the rectum; also called feces.
  76. bx A loss of brain function - often memory - that occurs with some diseases.
  77. by Person responsible for day-to-day operation of a company or in our case medical office or clinic.
  78. bz A chronic disease characterized by thickening and hardening of the arteries.
  79. ca A chart used to determine visual acuity.
  80. cb Consists of specialized tissue that is able to regulate the impulses between atria and ventricles. It is in the upper right side above the right atrium.
  81. cc Methods of communication via digital methods such as fax, email, voicemail, or by computer.
  82. cd A major artery of the head, under the skin of the forehead.
  83. ce Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  84. cf A person under the authority of another person in an organization.
  85. cg A device for performing blood pressures; includes the blood pressure cuff.
  86. ch High blood pressure.
  87. ci Free from pathogenic micro-organisms.
  88. cj A state of having a high normal blood pressure with the potential for developing high blood pressure.
  89. ck An injection within or between the layers of the skin.
  90. cl The process of cleaning equipment and devices after use on a patient and before decontamination or sterilization.
  91. cm Measurements observed, measured and monitored to check a patient's level of physical function.
  92. cn Scheduling appointments for patients on a future date.
  93. co Injections or medications that help an individual's immune system become fortified against disease.
  94. cp Order in which paperwork is added to a medical record.
  95. cq Includes all services related to a procedure during a period of time depending on payer guidelines.
  96. cr To reduce or remove pathogens from surfaces.
  97. cs At or near the site of patient care.
  98. ct Systematic collection of a patient's health care and treatment in a digital form.
  99. cu Grouping appointments for patients with similar problems or procedures.
  100. cv The corner of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet.
  101. cw The main trunk of the systemic arteries.
  102. cx A disinfectant and sterilization product of alkaline glutaraldehyde.
  103. cy The outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade.
  104. cz The proportion of the blood that consists of packaged red blood cells, expressed as a percentage by volume; the hematocrit test measures the percentage of hematocrit in the blood.
  105. da An abnormal heart rhythm.
  106. db Emergency Medical Service; organization that provides acute medical care out of the hospital and may provide transport to patients in medical crisis.
  107. dc Government-based health insurance for people over the age of 65 and others with certain disabilities.
  108. dd Someone who has been admitted to a hospital or other health care facility.
  109. de Drug Enforcement Agency. A federal law enforcement agency tasked with regulation of controlled substances.
  110. df Material coughed up from the lungs and expectorated through the mouth.
  111. dg The absence of any electrical activity in the heart.
  112. dh A substance that dilates the bronchi in the lungs decreasing resistance in the respiratory airways.
  113. di A slow heart rate.
  114. dj Electrical or magnetic interference that alters the EKG tracing.
  115. dk The Top of the heart.
  116. dl Hepatitis C Virus.
  117. dm Facsimile, the machine or the method by which a scanned printed material is transported via telephone transmission.
  118. dn An injection of a substance directly into the muscle.
  119. do Supplies that are expensive and not often replaced.
  120. dp A method of urinanalysis involving the use of plastic strips to which chemically specific reagent pads are affixed.
  121. dq Personal Protection Equipment; items used to help prevent contamination from biohazardous materials.
  122. dr Plaque buildup on the inner lining of blood vessels.
  123. ds Pertaining to a location above the symphysis pubis, which is the slightly movable interpubic joint of the pelvis, consisting of two bones separated by a disk of fibrocartilage and connected by two ligaments.
  124. dt Blood that comes from a source that cannot be immediately determined.
  125. du The end part of the word that alters the meaning of the root.
  126. dv A device for listening to the internal sounds of the body.
  127. dw The area of POMR charting that includes information such as the patient's chief complaint.
  128. dx Branch of medicine dealing with the care of infants, children, and adolescents.
  129. dy Collected over a predetermined time period to obtain more specific information; such specimens are sometimes collected 2 hours after a meal to test for diabetes.
  130. dz A method of urine collection that may be ordered to diagnose urinary tract infections or to evaluate the effectiveness of drug therapy.
  131. ea A document with information that can be tailored to individual needs.
  132. eb Any medication that is administered in a route other than ingestion.
  133. ec The central part of a word that may refer to a part of the body or system.
  134. ed A procedure in which a finger or heel is lanced to obtain a small quantity of blood for testing; also called a capillary draw, finger stick, heel stick, or skin puncture.
  135. ee Leads created by combing two of the three limb leads to create a positive electrode; the third creates the negative electrode.
  136. ef The fluid secreted by the kidneys, transported by the ureters, stored in the bladder, and voided through the urethra.
  137. eg A form of patient consent in which the patient has been told and understands the procedure that has been prescribed.
  138. eh Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; provides safety guidelines for medical offices and facilities.
  139. ei A yellow waxy substance secreted by the ear canal.
  140. ej An instrument that sterilizes equipment and supplies by high pressure saturated steam.