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Spanish English Definition
Alta

Discharge
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To allow someone to leave a hospital.
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Cirugía

Surgery
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The treatment of injuries or disorders of the body by incision or manipulation, especially with instruments, in order to repair or remove damaged or diseased parts.
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Cita

Appointment
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A scheduled meeting with a healthcare professional.
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Cliente

Customer
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A person who purchases goods or services from another; client.
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Diagnóstico

Diagnosis
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The determination of the nature of a disease or condition or the distinguishing of one disease or condition from another.
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Directriz

Guideline
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A rule or instruction that shows or tells how something should be done.
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Enfermedad

Disease
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Abnormal, scientifically verifiable process occurring in the body.
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Enfermera

Nurse
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A person formally educated and trained in the care of the sick, especially in a hospital.
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Ensayo clínico

Clinical trial
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Any systematic and carefully designed study on medical products in human subjects, whether in patients or healthy volunteers.
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Historia clínica

Clinical history
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A chronologic written account that includes a patient's initial complaint and medical history, physical findings, results of diagnostic tests and procedures, any therapeutic medicines or procedures, and subsequent developments during the course of the illness; patient record.
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Ingreso

Admission
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Entry. As a patient admission (into a hospital). The opposite of admission in this context is discharge.
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Médico

Physician
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A skilled healthcare professional trained and licensed to practice medicine, as distinguished from one specializing in surgery.
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Paciente

Patient
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A sick individual, especially under the care and treatment of a healthcare professional.
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Profilaxis

Prophylaxis
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Measures designed to preserve health and prevent the spread of disease.
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Pronóstico

Prognosis
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Prediction about the course or outcome of a disease or illness.
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Residente

Resident
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A graduate and licensed physician or pharmacist receiving training in a specialty, usually in a hospital.
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Sala

Ward
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A large room or other area in a medical facility where patients experiencing similar medical conditions or receiving similar treatment are housed.
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Salud

Health
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A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease.
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Terapia

Therapy
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The treatment of disease or disorder by any method.
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Tratamiento

Treatment
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Medical or surgical management of a patient.
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