history & physical examination
history & physical examinationMedical practice A critical component of a Pt encounter in which information relevant to a present complaint is obtained, by asking questions about family and personal medical history and the organ systems examined in as great detail as necessary to manage the present conditon or evaluate–workup–the Pt. See Family history, Medical history, Natural history, Psychiatric history, Reproductive history, Sexual history, Social history.
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