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Unformatted text preview: DELIRIUM → disturbance of consciousness w/ reduced ability to focus, sustain, or shift attention. → a change in cognition or the development of a perceptual disturbance → the disturbance develops over a short period of time & flunctuates → may be due to a general medical condition (hypoglycemia) → may be substance-induced (HIGH) DEMENTIA development of multiple cognitive deficits memory impairment (required), and aphasia-----language disturbance apraxia-----impaired ability to carry out motor activities agnosia-----failure to recognize or identify objects FOUR TYPES OF EXAMINATIONS 1) _ 2) _ 3) _ 4) _ Inspection-Palpation-Percussion-TONSILS +1 = normal +2 = midway to uvula +3 = almost touching whole buccal (touching uvula) +4 = touching each other w/ tongue blade MOLES A- asymmetry of a pigmented lesion B- border irregularity C- color variation D- diameter greater than 6mm E- elevation and enlargement...
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- Spring '08
- Psychology, mental status, border irregularity, memory impairment, -language disturbance apraxia