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- Auscultation : The act of listening for sounds within the body.
- Palpation (medical) : Add brief definition or description
- Agnosia : A perceptual disorder that is the loss of the ability to comprehend the meaning or recognize the importance of various forms of stimulation that cannot be attributed to impairment of a primary sensory modality.
- Akathisia : A feeling of restlessness associated with increased motor activity, as it may occur as a manifestation of nervous system drug toxicity or other conditions.
- Anomia : A language dysfunction characterized by the inability to name people and objects that are correctly perceived.
- Aphasia : A cognitive disorder marked by an impaired ability to comprehend or express language in its written or spoken form.
- Apraxia : A group of cognitive disorders characterized by the inability to perform previously learned skills that cannot be attributed to deficits of motor or sensory function.
- Ataxia : Impairment of the ability to perform smoothly coordinated voluntary movements.
- : Disorders of speech articulation caused by imperfect coordination of pharynx, larynx, tongue, or face muscles.
- Sign (medical) : An objective finding on physical examination or diagnostic testing, complementing the subjective symptoms reported by a patient
- Symptom : A subjective description of an abnormal state, recounted by a patient, which is informative, but different from the objective result of a sign.
- Tremor : Cyclical movement of a body part that can represent either a physiologic process or a manifestation of disease.
- Medical history taking : A systematic and thorough interview of the patient for symptoms and risk factors of disease or abnormality as well as relevant psychosocial factors that might affect the expression of treatment of disease.
- Neurologic manifestation : Clinical signs and symptoms caused by nervous system injury or dysfunction.
- : Clinical manifestations that can be either objective when observed by a physician, or subjective when perceived by the patient.