Following is a pretest for the medical terms that might be found in the physical examination. Match the definitions listed on the right with the medical terms listed on the left.



  1. disease of lymph nodes
  2. loss of ability that can be associated with some type of dysfunctioning of brain tissue
  3. enlargement of the spleen
  4. destruction of the liver
  5. loss of a capability that can be associated with a nerve that begins in the spinal column
  6. general physical wasting and malnutrition
  7. blockage in the arteries
  8. presence of fluid in the pleural space
  9. paleness, absence of skin coloration
  10. loss of a capability that can be associated with a malfunction of a cranial nerve
  11. accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity
  12. disease of glands
  13. enlargement of the liver
  14. blockage in the veins
  15. the act of listening to sounds within the body to determine the condition of the heart, lungs, and other organs
  16. abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in connective tissue or serous cavity
  17. death or decay of cells or tissues in part of the body
  18. abnormal enlargement of the heart
  19. inflammation of the skin
  20. excessive activity of the spleen
  21. tapping or striking on the body to determine, from sounds produced, the condition of internal organs
  22. yellowing pigmentation of the skin, tissues, and body fluids caused by deposition of bile pigments
  23. graphic recording of heart sounds

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