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  1. The Joint Commission or TJCAn organization that accredits health care organizations and programs.

          

  2. ArrhythmiaAn abnormal heart rhythm.

          

  3. SputumWaste or excrement from the digestive tract that is formed in the intestine and expelled through the rectum; also called feces.

          

  4. ReagentsChemical substances known to react in specific ways; used to detect or synthesize other substances in chemical reactions.

          

  5. StoolWaste or excrement from the digestive tract that is formed in the intestine and expelled through the rectum; also called feces.

          

  6. Durable suppliesA single urine specimen taken at any time.

          

  7. TachycardiaAn abnormally fast heartrate.

          

  8. PrefixThe first part of a word, before the root, that may alter the root.

          

  9. PPEThe lower pointed end of the heart.

          

  10. AxillaryThe area on the human body under the joint that connects the arm to the shoulder.

          

  11. Hypertensive crisisPerson delegated to provide care for a partially dependent patient.

          

  12. RespirationsChemical substances known to react in specific ways; used to detect or synthesize other substances in chemical reactions.

          

  13. Tympanic membraneScheduling appointments for patients on a future date.

          

  14. CyanoticRelating to patients from birth to the age of maturity, usually 18 years of age.

          

  15. Controlled substancesMedications or substances listed by schedule and controlled under the Controlled Substance Act according to the potential for addiction or medical use.

          

  16. AsystoleA device used to look into the ears.

          

  17. Dermal punctureA 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.

          

  18. Aortic valve or aortic semilunarPrevents blood in the aorta from returning to the left ventricle during diastole.

          

  19. DeltoidThe muscle forming the rounded contour of the shoulder, shaped almost like a letter D.

          

  20. ArtifactThe largest artery in the human body; carries oxygenated blood away from the heart.

          

  21. BiohazardAnything that is a risk to organisms, such as ionizing radiation or harmful bacteria or viruses.

          

  22. SphygmomanometerAppearance of blue or purple skin.

          

  23. FilingThe use of numbers and letters to describe illnesses, diseases, and medical procedures.

          

  24. InfluenzaOrder in which paperwork is added to a medical record.

          

  25. Chemical reagent strip testingIdentification by looking at the genetic material; includes tests that determine paternity of a pediatric patient.

          

  26. CDCClinical Laboratory Standards Institute; an organization that sets standards for laboratories.

          

  27. Practice management softwareAt or near the site of patient care.

          

  28. SubordinateA person under the authority of another person in an organization.

          

  29. Supine positionPatient lies on his or her back.

          

  30. SuprapubicPertaining 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.

          

  31. HemorrhoidsThe 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.

          

  32. HIVHuman immunodeficiency virus.

          

  33. Clean-catch midstream specimenA method of urine collection that may be ordered to diagnose urinary tract infections or to evaluate the effectiveness of drug therapy.

          

  34. OSHAOccupational Safety and Health Association; An organization that sets guidelines to ensure medical professional safety.

          

  35. BronchodilatorsThe major artery of the upper arm.

          

  36. Random specimenA single urine specimen taken at any time.

          

  37. PalpatePersonal Protection Equipment; items used to help prevent contamination from biohazardous materials.

          

  38. Chain of custodyA method of handling specimens that may be used in a legal setting.

          

  39. Domestic abuseA loss of brain function - often memory - that occurs with some diseases.

          

  40. Electronic health recordMethods of communication via digital methods such as fax, email, voicemail, or by computer.

          

  41. Intradermal injectionAn injection of a substance directly into the muscle.

          

  42. Bloodborne pathogensPathogenic micro-organisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans.

          

  43. EKGElectrocardiography, a test that records the electrical activity of the heart.

          

  44. CodingThe use of numbers and letters to describe illnesses, diseases, and medical procedures.

          

  45. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid or EDTAUsed as an anticoagulant to keep blood specimens from clotting.

          

  46. Informed consentA form of patient consent in which the patient has been told and understands the procedure that has been prescribed.

          

  47. EntericRelating to patients from birth to the age of maturity, usually 18 years of age.

          

  48. Chain of custodyThe chronological documentation, or paper trail, showing the seizure, custody, control, transfer, analysis, and disposition of specimens, which can be used as evidence.

          

  49. OSHAOccupational Safety and Health Administration.

          

  50. ArteriosclerosisThe two large chambers that collect blood from the atria and expel blood to the entire body or to the lungs.

          

  51. Phenyketonuria or PKUHigh blood pressure.

          

  52. BiohazardApplied to the surface of the skin.

          

  53. HematocritThe 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.

          

  54. SanitationThe process of cleaning equipment and devices after use on a patient and before decontamination or sterilization.

          

  55. Snellen chartGovernment-based health insurance for people over the age of 65 and others with certain disabilities.

          

  56. Inner canthusOrder in which paperwork is added to a medical record.

          

  57. Antecubital fossaThe triangular cavity on the anterior section of the arm opposite the elbow.

          

  58. Subcutaneous injectionAny medication that is administered in a route other than ingestion.

          

  59. Systolic or systoleThe period of time when the heart fills with blood after contraction.

          

  60. Intramuscular injectionAn injection of a substance directly into the muscle.

          

  61. Point of careAt or near the site of patient care.

          

  62. StethoscopeGovernment-based health insurance for people over the age of 65 and others with certain disabilities.

          

  63. Electronic communicationSystematic collection of a patient's health care and treatment in a digital format in the physician's office or medical facility.

          

  64. DatabaseThe Top of the heart.

          

  65. CerumenA yellow waxy substance secreted by the ear canal.

          

  66. TopicalApplied to the surface of the skin.

          

  67. FahrenheitThe temperature scale proposed in 1724 by Daniel Gariel Fahrenheit.

          

  68. AtriumThe main trunk of the systemic arteries.

          

  69. DEAElectrocardiography, a test that records the electrical activity of the heart.

          

  70. Sharps containerA leak-proof, puncture-proof container labeled with a biohazard symbol for the disposal of needles and other sharp medical instruments.

          

  71. ConditioningSomeone who has been admitted to a hospital or other health care facility.

          

  72. CLSIThe Top of the heart.

          

  73. SemenDrug Enforcement Agency. A federal law enforcement agency tasked with regulation of controlled substances.

          

  74. HIPAAHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; a law that governs the sharing or disclosure of patient information.

          

  75. RootThe central part of a word that may refer to a part of the body or system.

          

  76. Transdermal patchAn adhesive patch, placed on the skin to administer a specific dose of medication through the skin and into the bloodstream.

          

  77. AtherosclerosisPlaque buildup on the inner lining of blood vessels.

          

  78. CelsiusThe use of numbers and letters to describe illnesses, diseases, and medical procedures.

          

  79. NebulizerPerson delegated to provide care for a partially dependent patient.

          

  80. ApexThe lower pointed end of the heart.

          

  81. PediatricRelating to patients from birth to the age of maturity, usually 18 years of age.

          

  82. Angina pectorisRelating to elderly patients, determined by age and patient's profile.

          

  83. Sim's positionPatient lies on the left side with the right knee sharply bent and resting on the exam table.

          

  84. EMSEmergency Medical Service; organization that provides acute medical care out of the hospital and may provide transport to patients in medical crisis.

          

  85. Biohazard bagA container designed to collect any biological waste or product that has been contaminated with biological waste.

          

  86. Occult bloodWaste or excrement from the digestive tract that is formed in the intestine and expelled through the rectum; also called feces.

          

  87. ImmunizationsSomeone who has been admitted to a hospital or other health care facility.

          

  88. Community servicesA service or activity performed by a group of people for the benefit of the public; may be a non-profit organization.

          

  89. Global periodsIncludes all services related to a procedure during a period of time depending on payer guidelines.

          

  90. BradycardiaAn abnormally fast heartrate.

          

  91. VentriclesThe two large chambers that collect blood from the atria and expel blood to the entire body or to the lungs.

          

  92. DNA testingA loss of brain function - often memory - that occurs with some diseases.

          

  93. SutureThe end part of the word that alters the meaning of the root.

          

  94. Diastolic or diastoleThe period of time when the heart fills with blood after contraction.

          

  95. Augmented leadsLeads created by combing two of the three limb leads to create a positive electrode; the third creates the negative electrode.

          

  96. DisinfectTo examine by touch.

          

  97. CEUCenters for Disease Control and Prevention; provides safety guidelines for medical offices and facilities.

          

  98. Cluster schedulingGrouping appointments for patients with similar problems or procedures.

          

  99. AutoclaveThe area of POMR charting that includes information such as the patient's chief complaint.

          

  100. Pulmonary arteryThe major artery of the upper arm.

          

  101. Reference laboratoryA major artery of the head, under the skin of the forehead.

          

  102. CatheterThe Top of the heart.

          

  103. Atrioventricular (AV) nodeThe triangular cavity on the anterior section of the arm opposite the elbow.

          

  104. PediatricsBranch of medicine dealing with the care of infants, children, and adolescents.

          

  105. MedicareGovernment-based health insurance for people over the age of 65 and others with certain disabilities.

          

  106. Federal RegisterPerson that is in charge of a particular department or facility.

          

  107. Parenteral medicationThe official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations.

          

  108. Blood cultureDrawing blood from the vein.

          

  109. UrineThe fluid secreted by the kidneys, transported by the ureters, stored in the bladder, and voided through the urethra.

          

  110. Office managerPerson responsible for day-to-day operation of a company or in our case medical office or clinic.

          

  111. Standard precautionsThe sensation of pain or discomfort in the chest. (for more details look on page 186 of your study guide.)

          

  112. CidexA disinfectant and sterilization product of alkaline glutaraldehyde.

          

  113. Advance bookingScheduling appointments for patients on a future date.

          

  114. Vital signsMeasurements observed, measured and monitored to check a patient's level of physical function.

          

  115. Anthropometric measurementsSet of techniques for determining an individual's body fat composition by measuring and recording dimensions of the body such as height and weight.

          

  116. Electronic medical recordSystematic collection of a patient's health care and treatment in a digital format in the physician's office or medical facility.

          

  117. AsepticMaterial coughed up from the lungs and expectorated through the mouth.

          

  118. SuffixThe end part of the word that alters the meaning of the root.

          

  119. Brachial arteryArtery that carries deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs.

          

  120. Timed specimenCollected over a predetermined time period to obtain more specific information; such specimens are sometimes collected 2 hours after a meal to test for diabetes.

          

  121. CMSCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

          

  122. Temporal arteryA major artery of the head, under the skin of the forehead.

          

  123. Acromial processThe outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade.

          

  124. Form letterA hollow, flexible tube that can be inserted into a vessel or cavity of the body to withdraw fluids.

          

  125. VenipunctureA 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.

          

  126. DementiaA loss of brain function - often memory - that occurs with some diseases.

          

  127. GalactosemiaThe Top of the heart.

          

  128. CaregiverPerson delegated to provide care for a partially dependent patient.

          

  129. HypertensionHigh blood pressure.

          

  130. HBVContinuing Education Unit.

          

  131. IndexingOrder in which paperwork is added to a medical record.

          

  132. Sharps containerA puncture-proof container designed specifically to safely dispose of needles, scalpels, and other sharp disposable medical instruments.

          

  133. GeriatricRelating to elderly patients, determined by age and patient's profile.

          

  134. Quality controlA method of repeated assay of known standard materials and monitoring reaction parameters to ensure precision and accuracy.

          

  135. AortaThe central part of a word that may refer to a part of the body or system.

          

  136. PrehypertensionHigh blood pressure.

          

  137. BaseThe Top of the heart.

          

  138. HCVElectrocardiography, a test that records the electrical activity of the heart.

          

  139. InpatientA virus commonly known as the flu.

          

  140. OtoscopeA device used to look into the ears.

          

  141. AortaThe largest artery in the human body; carries oxygenated blood away from the heart.

          

  142. SupervisorPerson that is in charge of a particular department or facility.

          

  143. ConjunctivaA clear mucous membrane that covers the inner surface of the eyelid and the white part of the eyeball.

          

  144. Holter MonitorPertaining to the intestines.

          

  145. FaxFacsimile, the machine or the method by which a scanned printed material is transported via telephone transmission.