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  1. A person under the authority of another person in an organization.
  2. A method of repeated assay of known standard materials and monitoring reaction parameters to ensure precision and accuracy.
  3. A substance or object that may contain micro-organisms that can spread disease.
  4. The first part of a word, before the root, that may alter the root.
  5. Continuing Education Unit.
  6. A device used to look into the ears.
  7. A device for performing blood pressures; includes the blood pressure cuff.
  8. Relating to elderly patients, determined by age and patient's profile.
  9. A small muscular pouch-like structure that fills the ventricles with blood.
  10. Includes all services related to a procedure during a period of time depending on payer guidelines.
  11. Emergency Medical Service; organization that provides acute medical care out of the hospital and may provide transport to patients in medical crisis.
  12. A service or activity performed by a group of people for the benefit of the public; may be a non-profit organization.
  13. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  14. A form of patient consent in which the patient has been told and understands the procedure that has been prescribed.
  15. A chart used to determine visual acuity.
  16. A thin membrane that separates the external ear from the middle ear; also known as the ear drum.
  17. A yellow waxy substance secreted by the ear canal.
  18. To examine by touch.
  19. The triangular cavity on the anterior section of the arm opposite the elbow.
  20. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; a law that governs the sharing or disclosure of patient information.
  21. An abnormally fast heartrate.
  22. The area on the human body under the joint that connects the arm to the shoulder.
  23. At or near the site of patient care.
  24. Systematic collection of a patient's health care and treatment in a digital format in the physician's office or medical facility.
  25. A device that measures a patient's cardiac activity over a period of time.
  26. Applied to the surface of the skin.
  27. Electrical or magnetic interference that alters the EKG tracing.
  28. Supplies that are expensive and not often replaced.
  29. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; provides safety guidelines for medical offices and facilities.
  30. The central part of a word that may refer to a part of the body or system.
  31. The removal of metal items from paperwork to prepare for placing in medical records.
  32. Leads created by combing two of the three limb leads to create a positive electrode; the third creates the negative electrode.
  33. The two large chambers that collect blood from the atria and expel blood to the entire body or to the lungs.
  34. Grouping appointments for patients with similar problems or procedures.
  35. The absence of any electrical activity in the heart.
  36. High blood pressure.
  37. Someone who has been admitted to a hospital or other health care facility.
  38. 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.
  39. The main trunk of the systemic arteries.
  40. Blood that comes from a source that cannot be immediately determined.
  41. 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.
  42. The corner of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet.
  43. Systematic collection of a patient's health care and treatment in a digital form.
  44. A slow heart rate.
  45. Drawing blood from the vein.
  46. A disinfectant and sterilization product of alkaline glutaraldehyde.
  47. Pertaining to the intestines.
  48. The outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade.
  49. A scale for measuring temperature named for Anders Celsius.
  50. The contraction of the heart.
  51. Methods of communication via digital methods such as fax, email, voicemail, or by computer.
  52. A virus commonly known as the flu.
  53. Chemical substances known to react in specific ways; used to detect or synthesize other substances in chemical reactions.
  54. A chronic disease characterized by thickening and hardening of the arteries.
  55. A substance that dilates the bronchi in the lungs decreasing resistance in the respiratory airways.
  56. Injections or medications that help an individual's immune system become fortified against disease.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. A severe increase in blood pressure which could result in stroke.
  60. 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.
  61. An instrument that sterilizes equipment and supplies by high pressure saturated steam.
  62. The muscle forming the rounded contour of the shoulder, shaped almost like a letter D.
  63. A puncture-proof container designed specifically to safely dispose of needles, scalpels, and other sharp disposable medical instruments.
  64. Scheduling appointments for patients on a future date.
  65. A major artery of the head, under the skin of the forehead.
  66. To reduce or remove pathogens from surfaces.
  67. Patient lies on the left side with the right knee sharply bent and resting on the exam table.
  68. Government-based health insurance for people over the age of 65 and others with certain disabilities.
  69. Drug Enforcement Agency. A federal law enforcement agency tasked with regulation of controlled substances.
  70. Branch of medicine dealing with the care of infants, children, and adolescents.
  71. Any medication that is administered in a route other than ingestion.
  72. Facsimile, the machine or the method by which a scanned printed material is transported via telephone transmission.
  73. The vital sign assessment of observing the number of times the chest rises in 1 minute.
  74. Used as an anticoagulant to keep blood specimens from clotting.
  75. Pathogenic micro-organisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans.
  76. The major artery of the upper arm.
  77. Free from pathogenic micro-organisms.
  78. Appearance of blue or purple skin.
  79. Person that is in charge of a particular department or facility.
  80. Prevents blood in the aorta from returning to the left ventricle during diastole.
  81. A state of having a high normal blood pressure with the potential for developing high blood pressure.
  82. A leak-proof, puncture-proof container labeled with a biohazard symbol for the disposal of needles and other sharp medical instruments.
  83. A loss of brain function - often memory - that occurs with some diseases.
  84. Hepatitis B Virus.
  85. The process of cleaning equipment and devices after use on a patient and before decontamination or sterilization.
  86. Material coughed up from the lungs and expectorated through the mouth.
  87. A method of handling specimens that may be used in a legal setting.
  88. Electrocardiography, a test that records the electrical activity of the heart.
  89. The temperature scale proposed in 1724 by Daniel Gariel Fahrenheit.
  90. Hepatitis C Virus.
  91. A device that administers medication in a mist form.
  92. An adhesive patch, placed on the skin to administer a specific dose of medication through the skin and into the bloodstream.
  93. Measurements observed, measured and monitored to check a patient's level of physical function.
  94. A document with information that can be tailored to individual needs.
  95. Identification by looking at the genetic material; includes tests that determine paternity of a pediatric patient.
  96. An injection of solution below the skin, into the subcutaneous tissue.
  97. 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.
  98. A container designed to collect any biological waste or product that has been contaminated with biological waste.
  99. The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations.
  100. Person responsible for day-to-day operation of a company or in our case medical office or clinic.
  101. Human immunodeficiency virus.
  102. The largest artery in the human body; carries oxygenated blood away from the heart.
  103. The thick, whitish secretion of the male reproductive organs discharged from the urethra during ejaculation.
  104. A device for listening to the internal sounds of the body.
  105. Patient lies on his or her back.
  106. A method of urine collection that may be ordered to diagnose urinary tract infections or to evaluate the effectiveness of drug therapy.
  107. External or internal swollen veins in the anal canal.
  108. The sensation of pain or discomfort in the chest. (for more details look on page 186 of your study guide.)
  109. Order in which paperwork is added to a medical record.
  110. A stitch used to hold tissue together.
  111. The end part of the word that alters the meaning of the root.
  112. An organization that accredits health care organizations and programs.
  113. Set of techniques for determining an individual's body fat composition by measuring and recording dimensions of the body such as height and weight.
  114. Physical, emotional, or verbal abuse performed by someone related to or living with a person.
  115. 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.
  116. Artery that carries deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs.
  117. The fluid secreted by the kidneys, transported by the ureters, stored in the bladder, and voided through the urethra.
  118. Plaque buildup on the inner lining of blood vessels.
  119. Anything that is a risk to organisms, such as ionizing radiation or harmful bacteria or viruses.
  120. Method by which medical records are kept to ensure ease in updating and finding of records.
  121. Relating to patients from birth to the age of maturity, usually 18 years of age.
  122. The area of POMR charting that includes information such as the patient's chief complaint.
  123. Software that stores patient information for use in billing, scheduling, patient calls, and registration.
  124. Waste or excrement from the digestive tract that is formed in the intestine and expelled through the rectum; also called feces.
  125. An injection within or between the layers of the skin.
  126. A method of urinanalysis involving the use of plastic strips to which chemically specific reagent pads are affixed.
  127. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  128. Occupational Safety and Health Association; An organization that sets guidelines to ensure medical professional safety.
  129. An abnormal heart rhythm.
  130. A laboratory test used to check for bacteria or other micro-organisms in a blood sample.
  131. 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.
  132. The use of numbers and letters to describe illnesses, diseases, and medical procedures.
  133. Medications or substances listed by schedule and controlled under the Controlled Substance Act according to the potential for addiction or medical use.
  134. 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.
  135. The Top of the heart.
  136. Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute; an organization that sets standards for laboratories.
  137. The period of time when the heart fills with blood after contraction.
  138. A hollow, flexible tube that can be inserted into a vessel or cavity of the body to withdraw fluids.
  139. A clear mucous membrane that covers the inner surface of the eyelid and the white part of the eyeball.
  140. A single urine specimen taken at any time.
  141. Person delegated to provide care for a partially dependent patient.
  142. The chronological documentation, or paper trail, showing the seizure, custody, control, transfer, analysis, and disposition of specimens, which can be used as evidence.
  143. The lower pointed end of the heart.
  144. Personal Protection Equipment; items used to help prevent contamination from biohazardous materials.
  145. An injection of a substance directly into the muscle.