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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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To complete the medical history, the investigator must examine the date and circumstances of the infant's last doctor's visit; determine if the child ever received emergency room attention and, if so, under what circumstances; and ascertain if the baby ever required a hospital stay or surgery.
Of the group-three participants who received a medical history of somatic complaints, 80% would order more tests for the patient with a headache, with 21% believing a subarachnoid hemmorhage was possible.
A medical history and physical examination may be the only diagnostic tests needed before the doctor suggests treatment.
When a paramedic, or other health professional, gets to the scene it's vital they know as much as possible about the patient - medical history, allergies, crucial details which can save time and ultimately a life.
The Traveler-ER USB drive allows you to store: -- Personal Information (Name, address, identifying characteristics and a digital photo) -- Medical History (current conditions, medications, allergies, immunizations, surgeries) -- Physician contact information for your primary care physician and/or specialist(s) -- Emergency Contact Information -- Health Insurance Information -- Family Medical History -- Travel History Information (This may help diagnose an exotic illness contracted while traveling to remote locations.
His medical history was significant only for quiescent cutaneous sarcoidosis.
The dental auxiliary observations should include reviewing the patient's general health, reviewing the medical history to include the use of prescription, over-the-counter, and illicit drugs and observing clinical or unusual behavioral signs.
That's not much help for the underwriter who needs to evaluate a complete medical history.
Once they understand how disease attacks the patient's anatomy and support system to produce various symptoms, the police can systematically get to know the patient, just as the family physician collects a medical history.
He statistically controlled for many factors that can affect either trauma responses or physical illness, including intelligence, race, region of birth, enlistment status, marital status, medical history, education, income, cigarette smoking, and alcohol and illicit drug abuse.
That's why, when families are handing down stories and traditions to the younger generation, they should pass along their medical history as well, notes James Mold, associate professor of family medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Additionally, patient feedback confirmed unease about going through ones medical history over the phone, particularly when patients were contacted during normal business hours at work.

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