cardinal signs


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cardinal signs

the most important clinical signs—temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate.
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In order to identify pharyngoesophogeal perforation in its early stage, the anesthetist must suspect this injury when the patient was difficult to intubate and has developed its cardinal signs and symptoms.
Interviewers asked about cardinal signs of compulsive buying, such as intrusive or senseless impulses to buy, frequent purchases of unneeded or unaffordable items, and shopping for longer periods than intended.
Remember, you're looking for one of three cardinal signs of AOM: otorrhea; a full or bulging tympanic membrane with red, yellow, green, or white opacification; or a purulent air fluid level.
However, cardinal signs of infection may be masked because of SLE treatments.
Quantification of the cardinal signs of parkinsonism and of associated disability in spoues of sufferers.
Cardinal signs and symptoms in XLHED include diminished/absent sweat, reduced and abnormal airway secretions, few and often misshapen teeth, and absent or early hair loss from face and scalp.
The procedures for establishing the diagnosis of leprosy remain firmly linked to the cardinal signs of the disease, but the accuracy of diagnosis must be monitored.
Seven of her planets are in `go getting' cardinal signs.