Provide both a technical definition, as if you were speaking to a health care professional and a �consumer� definition, as if you were speaking to a patient or non medical person.

Provide both a technical definition, as if you were speaking to a health care professional and a �consumer� definition, as if you were speaking to a patient or non medical person.

In Section I:
Below you will find a 2 medical scenarios to read. Please identify 15 medical terms that would be unfamiliar to a layman or non-medical person.

For each identified term:
a. Identify the prefix, suffix and word root where appropriate.

b. Please provide a plural or singular form for the selected medical terms, if the term changes form.

Example:

* Stomach: no additional information needed
* Analysis: supply �analyses� the plural format
* Appendectomies: supply �appendectomy� the singular format

c. Provide both a technical definition, as if you were speaking to a health care professional and a �consumer� definition, as if you were speaking to a patient or nonmedical person.

Example: cardiology:

* to a health care professional: cardiology is the study of the cardiac system, including�� (and you would supply appropriate info here).
* to a patient: you are having some problems with your heart muscle and we would like to perform some tests to find out exactly what is going on.

d. For each term, use the word root to build two related terms.

Example: cardiology: word root is �card/

* cardiac
* pericardial
* cardiography
* cardiopulmonary

In Section II:

Prepare a 500 word or more “script” for a health care professional to use when explaining to the patient his condition
and the proposed procedures.

I. AMBULATORY CARE FACE SHEET
Admit Date: 7/8 @ 20:22 Discharge Date/Time: 7/9 @ 10:10
Sex: M Age: 47 Disposition: Home
Admitting Diagnosis: Possible esophageal foreign body.
Discharge Diagnosis: Esophageal foreign body.
Procedures: EGD with foreign body removal.
CONSULTATION
Date of Consultation: 7/8
This is a 47-year-old male who was in his usual state of health until early this evening when he developed an acute
episode of odynophagia and a sensation of a foreign body in the proximal esophagus. This occurred after the patient
had several bites of fish. The patient was evaluated with C-spine films and soft-tissue films, but no definite foreign
body was seen. The soft tissue was noted to be normal. The patient, however, continued to have a sensation of a
foreign body in the proximal esophagus and was complaining of upper esophageal pain. He has no past history of dysphagia,
tobacco abuse, peptic ulcer disease, or reflux history. The patient has no past history of lye or corrosive substance ingestion.


 

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