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Anasarca
total body swelling
Auscultation
listening with a stethoscope
Baseline
normal state of being unique to each patient
Differential diagnosis
diagnosis of symptoms of 2 or more diseases by comparison
Fundus
bottom aperture of the internal surface of a hollow organ; often referring to the uterus or eye
Hemorrhage
excessive or profuse bleeding
Hypertension
persistently high atrial blood pressure (>140/90)
Hypotension
persistently low atrial blood pressure (<100/65)
Infarct
area of dead tissue following prolonged ischemia
Ischemia
localized lack of blood supply to an area
Malodorous
foul-smelling
Os
any body orifice
Palpable
able to be touched or easily perceived
Polydipsia
persistent thirst or frequent drinking of liquids; possibly indicative of diabetes
Rupture
the breaking open of a bodily structure
Sepsis
dangerous infection of the blood with pathological micro-organisms or their toxins
Avulsion
a forcible pulling away of a part or structure
Crepitus
a crackling or grating sound, usually of bones
Effusion
escape of fluid into a cavity
Hemangioma
tumor consisting of blood vessels
Benign
normal; of no danger to health
Stellate
star-shaped, radiating from the center