history, case

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history, case,

n a detailed and concise compilation of all physical, dental, social, and mental factors relative and necessary to diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
history, case, forms,
n.pl questionnaires to aid the practitioner in taking medical history; should cover all aspects of patient's prior medical history; the American Dental Association distributes a basic health form that may provide a baseline.
history, case, hepatic disease,
n as part of the process of taking a medical history, practitioner should ask patient for details of and occurrences of liver disease or drug metabolism problems.
history case, self-medication,
n as part of the medical history process, practitioner should ask patient for descriptions of the type and frequency of self-administered medication as well as any history of substance abuse; this information can help eliminate complications in patient treatment schedules.