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 [pro´fīl]
1. a simple outline, as of the side view of the head or face.
2. a graph representing quantitatively a set of characteristics determined by tests.
biophysical profile a numeric scoring system used to assess the well-being of the fetus in high-risk pregnancies, based on the nonstress test combined with sonographic evaluation of fetal breathing, fetal movements, fetal tone, amniotic fluid volume, and, sometimes, the echogenicity of the placenta.
PULSES profile a tool for early functional assessment, comprising assessment of physical condition, upper limb function, lower limb function, sensory components, excretory function, and emotional or mental status.
urethral pressure profile (UPP) a record of the resistance of the urethra to fluid flow, measured as variations in urethral pressure. A liquid or gas is pumped into the bladder with a catheter in place and the catheter is slowly withdrawn while measurements are taken of the pressure at various points in the urethra. It is usually done from the internal orifice to the external orifice in females and from the internal orifice to the sphincter urethrae muscle in males.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pro·file

(prō'fīl),
1. An outline or contour, especially one representing a side view of the human head. Synonym(s): norma (2)
2. A summary, brief account, or record.
[It. profilo, fr. L. pro, forward, + filum, thread, line (contour)]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

profile

(prō′fīl′)
n.
1. A side view of an object or a structure, especially of the human head.
2. A formal summary or analysis of data, as of blood, representing distinctive features or characteristics, often in the form of a graph or table.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

profile

Lab medicine A panel of screening tests used to:
1. Establish a baseline of normalcy for either a certain population–eg, executive profile, or for a limited group of analytes–eg, lipid profile, and.
2. Detect the presence of a particular category of disease–eg, inborn error of metabolism, or cardiovascular disease. See Alcohol profile, B-cell leukemia/lymphoma immunophenotyping profile, Biophysical profile, Bladder profile, Breast tumor profile, Criminal profile, Curvilinear profile, DNA profile, Executive profile, Fingerprint profile, Health profile, Hirsutism profile, Histoplasma antibody profile, Hybrid revascularization profile, Hypercoagulable state profile, Hypersensitivity pneumonitis profile, Hypergonadism profile, Hypertension assessment profile, Immunoprotein profile, Iron-deficiency profile, Lipid profile, Liver cancer profile, Lung profile, Lupus profile, Lymphocyte subset profile, Multiple myeloma profile, Multiple sclerosis profile, Natural killer cell leukemia/lymphoma immunophenotyping profile, Neonatal profile, Obstetric hypercoagulability profile, Obstetric profile, Organ panel, Ova & parasites profile, Perfomance profile, Pheochromocytoma profile, Physician profile, Premarital profile, Provider profile, Renal cancer profile, Respiratory antibody profile, Resume profile, Serum concentration-vs-time profile, Sickness Impact profile, Sjögren profile, Urethral pressure profile, Vasculitis profile, Viral profile Medtalk A longitudinal or cross-sectional aggregation of health care data applied to any segment of a population being served or the individuals or groups providing the service and the statistics obtained therefrom; there are thus Pt, physician, and hospital profiles.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pro·file

(prō'fīl)
1. An outline or contour, especially one representing a side view of the human head.
Synonym(s): norma.
2. A summary, brief account, or record.
3. biowarfare Set of suspected characteristics linked to a person or group allegedly responsible for a terrorist activity or other act involving the use of biologic weapons.
[It. profilo, fr. L. pro, forward, + filum, thread, line (contour)]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pro·file

(prō'fīl)
1. Outline or contour, especially one representing a side view of the human head.
2. A summary, brief account, or record.
[It. profilo, fr. L. pro, forward, + filum, thread, line (contour)]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Liver chemistry profiles in both groups on admission and before MRCP are graphically presented in Figure 1.
When asked on which tests they might improve the turnaround time, more than half the respondents (53%) named chemistry profiles (Figure 8).
With all our testing now being in-house, we have contracted with the local school district to provide the chemistry profile and cardiac risk panel to employees and their families every March.
In conjunction, the company intends to include the SDMA kidney test in all routine reference lab chemistry profiles at no additional cost to the customer.
Two lesions had preoperative FNA and quantitative cyst fluid analysis, and therefore represent the first cases in which cytologic features and quantitative fluid chemistry profiles are reported.
Hematology and blood chemistry profiles were within the normal range.
Customary laboratory quality control measures and routine calibration parameters for clinical chemistry profiles must be stored in a toxicogenomics database to effectively assess the quality of the data when modeling gene expression data in conjunction with clinical pathology evaluations.
It is acceptable when billing Medicare to use either the current CPT codes for automated chemistry profiles or the new temporary codes, but not a combination of the two.
The office performs throat cultures, complete blood counts, and small chemistry profiles.
We divided a simple plastic rack into sections (Stat, ICU/CCU/PICU, drags, chemistry profiles, etc.) for specimens.
"We do chemistry profiles, not SMACs," the technologist said sarcastically.
Chemistry profiles are the most widely batched-to varying extents at 80 per cent of the laboratories.

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