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medical history

[′med·ə·kəl ′his·trē]
(medicine)
An account of a patient's past and present state of health obtained from the patient or relatives.
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While this system can define the population, there is no sampling and no information on medical history.
They can carry a full medical history and can be accessed and updated by battlefield medics, thus providing transportable records of patient care.
Investigators can gather much of the information about the child's medical history from records, as well as interviews with parents, guardians, or caretakers--of course, if the infant's death resulted from abuse, neglect, or homicide, these individuals may be suspects.
Three patients weren't tested because, according to their medical history, they had once responded to the antibiotic with a life-threatening allergic reaction, in which a person's throat can swell shut.
The first questionnaire gathered demographic information and answers to questions about many relevant variables, including ETS exposure, exposure to toxic substances at work, family medical history, personal medical history, physical exercise habits, and other preventive behaviors.
Of the group-one physicians who did not receive a medical history, 94% were likely to order more tests for the hypothetical patient who complained of a headache, and 39% believed that the headache might be a symptom of a subarachnoid hemorrhage, Ninety percent were likely to order additional tests for individuals who had severe abdominal pain, with 46% believing there might be a serious condition.
C4 will create targeted campaigns that will prominently feature YourOwnHealth's interactive medical history questionnaires.
It is the disappearance of an adequate medical history.
Although the sources do not contribute anything new to the medical history of the plague, the rich descriptions and graphic accounts of epidemics found in the letters (many of which Martin quotes in extenso) add a human element lacking in most medical histories.
All medical students learn the ritual of taking a medical history and performing a physical examination.
Once a person is no longer a standard risk, pricing for his or her policy will be influenced by effective presentation of the medical history.
Like Medical Histories of Confederate Generals, this volume will have a wide appeal to those interested in the Civil War and medical history.

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