Mod g unit one

  1. Pasteurization
    process of heating substances , such as milk or cheese, to a certain temperature in order to destroy bacteria.
  2. Morbidity rate
    number of sick persons or cases of a disease within a certain population
  3. Microorganism
    minute living organisms such as bacteria, virus, protozoa, and fungus that are not visible to the human eye without a microscope.
  4. Chemotherapy
    use of chemicals, including drugs to treat or control infections and diseases.
  5. Autopsy
    an examination of organs and tissues in a deceased body to determine the cause of death
  6. Immunology
    study of immunity-restistance to or protection from disease
  7. Homeopathy
    Treatment and prevention of disease based on teh premise that large doses of drugs which cause symptoms in healthy people will cure the sam symptoms when given in small doses.
  8. Anesthesiologist
    medical specialist that administers both local and general drugs to induce a complete or partial loss of feeling (anesthia) during a surgical procedure.
  9. Pathology
    study of the nature and cause of disease
  10. Mortality rate
    death rate; the ratio of the number of deaths in a given population
  11. Psychiarty
    the diagnosis and treatment of patients with mental, behavioral, or emotional disorders
  12. Dermatology
    treatment of injuries, growths, and infections relating to the skin, hair, and nails
  13. CEU's
    continuing education units

    credits awarded for additional course work beyond certification in order to remain current in one's field or for recertification
  14. AAMA
    American Association of Medical Assistants

    Professional association for medical assistants that oversees program accreditation, graduate certification, and provides a forum for issues of concern to the physician
  15. AMA
    American Medical Association

    Professional assciation for physicians which maintains directories of all qualified physicans, evaluates prescription and non-prescription durgs, advises congressional and state legislatures regarding proposed health care laws, and publishes a variety of scientific journals.
  16. cardiovascular
    heart and blood vesels
  17. hematology
    blood and blood forming organs
  18. geriatric
    care of disease and order of the elderly
  19. Nephrology
    care of disorders and diseases of kidneys
  20. Neurosurgery
    surgery of nervous system (such as nerves, the brain, or spinal cord.)
  21. Oncology
    study of cancer and cancer related tumors
  22. Ophthalmologist
    Physician who specializes in the study of the structure, function, and diseases of the eye
  23. radiology
    study of tissue and organs that is based on x-ray visualization
  24. orthopedist
    specializes in the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and correction of disorders of the musculosketal system
  25. Triage
    sorting of patients (as in an ER) according to the urgency of their need for care.
  26. Who is considered the "Father of Medicine"?
  27. Who was the first woman doctor in U.S.?
    Elizabeth Blackwell
  28. Who is the founder of modern nursing and established the first nursing school in London?
    Florence Nightingale
  29. Who is the founder of the American Red Cross?
    Clara Barton
  30. Who discovered radium?
    Marie Curie
  31. Who introduced antiseptic system?
    Joseph Lister
  32. How many physicians are in the U.S.?
  33. True or False. The American Red Cross is the symbol for medicine.
    False. The correct symbol is called the caducus
  34. What does AAMA stand for?
    American Association of Medical Assistants
  35. what is the DACUM?
    Identifies area of practice and the comptencies required for the occupation of medical asst.
  36. what is Integrity?
    • Do what is expected when expected.
    • Honesty, punctual, dependable, dedicated to high standards
  37. What is empathy?
    • Understanding of pain or distress
    • patience, sense of humor, ability to work with sick
  38. What is discretion?
    Use of good judgement
  39. Health maintenance organization (HMO)
    An organization established to provide comprehensive health care to an enrolled group of people at a fixed rate.
  40. managed care organization (MCO)
    An organization that acts as a "gatekeeper," such as the insurance company, to approve all non-emergency services, hospitialization, or tests before they can be provided.
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