Medical Terminology

  1. Process of adapting or adjusting one thing or set of things to another
  2. Process used to evaluate educational programs against a set of standards that represent the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for competent practice
  3. Amount of range of motion at a given joint achieved by the person using his or her own muscle strength with assistance
    Active Assistive Range of Motion (AAROM)
  4. Special tool that is an adaption of a common item designed to allow an easier completion of self-care, recreation, or work-related activities by a person
    Adaptive device
  5. Condition of being unable to read
  6. Inability to motor plan, execute purposeful movement, manipulate objects or use objects appropriately
  7. Been certified by Hand Therapy Certification Commission to practice in area of hand rehab
    Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
  8. Abrupt irregular movements of short duration involving the fingers, hands, arms, face, tongue, or head
  9. Entity that receives therapy; individuals, organizations, or populations
  10. Therapeutic orientation in which therapist guides and supports client in problem solving and goal achievement
    Client centered rehab
  11. Thinking that directs and guides clinical decision making; reflective thinking (for intervention)
    Clinical reasoning
  12. Spasmodic alternation of contraction and relaxation of muscles
  13. Fabrication of facts which the individual cannot remember. The individual is not aware that he or she is fabricating, thus is not intentionally lying; often an indication of organically based cognitive disorder.
  14. Area on the surface of the skin that is served by one spinal segment
  15. The wasting degeneration of muscle tissue that occurs as a result of inactivity or immobility
    Disuse atrophy
  16. Device used to measure force produced from muscular contraction
  17. Group of speech disorders resulting from disturbances in muscular control
  18. Difficulty swallowing
  19. A life threatening uninhibited sympathetic response of the nervous system to a noxious stimulus which is experienced by an individual with a spinal cord injury at T-7 or above.
  20. Moving from one position or place to another (during performance of everyday activities)
    Functional mobility
  21. Observation of motor performance and behavior to determine if a person can adequately perform the required tasks of a particular role or setting
    Functional assessment
  22. Applying previously learned concepts and behaviors to a variety of new situations, skills, performance in applying specific concepts to a variety of related solutions
  23. 197
  24. Awareness of posture, movement, and changes in equilibrium and the knowledge of position, weight, and resistance of objection relation to the body
  25. Pertaining to interpersonal and social interactions that influence behavior and development
  26. Inability to comprehend normal speech aka Broca's aphasia
    Receptive aphasia
  27. Full humanness, developed inner nature and biological potential (destiny). Not selfish, but altruistic, dedicate and social and self transcending
    Self actualization
  28. Type of treatment program that is graded work simulation to increase an individual's productivity to an acceptable level to be able to function in a work environment
    Work hardening
  29. Accumulation of large amounts of fluid in the tissues or body cavity
  30. Sustaining cardiac, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal exertion over time; ability to sustain effort over time
  31. Instrument for rmeasuring movement at a joint
  32. Using large muscle groups for controlled, goal-directed movements
    Gross coordination
  33. Blindness in one half of the field of vision in one or both eyes
  34. Weakness of the left or right side of the body
  35. Condition where half the body is paralyzed
    Hemiplegia (hemi)
  36. Condition of excessive motion in joints
  37. Muscular state wherein muscle tension is greater than desired; spasticity, hypertonus increases resistance to passive stretch.
  38. Concept in human development that proposes that people develop in response to an inherent need for exploration and activity
    Intrinsic motivation
  39. Contraction of a muscle during which shortening or lengthening is prevented
    Isometric contraction
  40. Contraction of muscle where force of resistance remains constant throughout the range of motion
    Isotonic contraction
  41. Identifying the excursion and direction of joint movement person's sense of position, weight, movement in space. The receptors for kinethesia are in muscles, tendons, and joints
  42. Integrated delivery systems cost containment approach that enables the payer to influence the delivery of health services prospectively
    Managed care
  43. Passive movement technique that can be classified into either joint manipulation or mobilization. Sudden small thrust, not under patients control
    Manipulative therapy
  44. ?
    Motor control
  45. Sustained muscular contraction, measured as reps of submax contraction (isotonic) or submax holding time (isometric)
    Muscle endurance
  46. Non-specific term relating to muscle contraction, often referring to the force generated by a signal maximal isometric contraction
    Muscle strength
  47. Demonstrating a degree of tension or resistance in a muscle at rest and in response to stretch amount of tension: resistance of muscle to stretch or elongate.
    Muscle tone
  48. Social and behavioral science that studies form, function, and meaning of human occupations. The rigorous study of humans as occupational beings.
    Occupational science
  49. Clinical term for unwanted movement in a part of the body inappropriate to the action being performed
  50. Degree to which individuals have adapted to their unique environment
    Person-environment fit
  51. Constellation of symptoms that are the result of adverse or defensive reactions to non-noxious stimuli across one or more sensory modalities
    Sensory defensiveness
  52. Ability of CNS to process sensory information to make an adaptive response to the environment; therapeutic intervention which uses kinesthetic and proprioceptive stimulation to attempt to organize the CNS.
    Sensory integrations (SI)
  53. Ability to identify sizes, shapes, and weights of familiar objects without use of vision.
  54. Involuntary shaking or trembling
  55. Specific recommendations for gloves, eyewear, masks approach to infection control designed to prevent transmission of blood borne disease such as HIV and Hepatitis B
    Universal Precautions
  56. Sensory system that responds to the position of the head and body movements of the eyes, head, and body; contributes to posture and maintenance of stable visual field. Receptors in inner ear
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