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Auscultation: diagnosis of disorders by listening to the sounds of the internal organs, usually using a stethoscope

congruent: Corresponding in character.

olfaction: the sense of smell; the detection of airborne molecules

palpation: The act of feeling or pushing on various parts of a patient’s body to determine medical condition such as the normality of organs or the presence or absence of tumors, swelling, muscle tension, etc.

percussion: the sound so produced, light tapping on different surfaces of the body

acidosis: An abnormally increased acidity of the blood.

active transport: requires active transfer of cellular energy, apt

Acuity: Sharpness or acuteness, as of a needle, severity of illness

jaundice: A morbid condition, characterized by yellowness of the eyes, skin, and urine, whiteness of the feces, constipation, queasiness, loss of appetite, and general languor and lassitude. It is caused usually by obstruction of the biliary passages and consequent

pulmonary: Pertaining to, having, or affecting the lungs.

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