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TABLE OF DESCRIPTIVE TERMS COMMONLY USED IN CHARTING

FACTORS TO BE CHARTED Abdomen 1. large and extends outward 2. black blue mark present 3. hard, boardlike 4. soft, flabby, flat 5. hurts when touched 6. appears swollen, rounded 7. presence of rash 8. filled with gas 9. scars present Regions of abdomen 1. right hypochondriac region 2. epigastric region 3. left hypochondriac region 4. right lumbar region 5. umbilical area 6. left lumbar region 7. right iliac region 8. left iliac region AMOUNTS 1. large amount 2. moderate amount 3. small amount

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enlarged, protruding bruised hard, rigid relaxed, flacoid, flat tender, sensitive to touch distended rash present (mild, severe) tympanitic scarified

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profuse, copious, fee, excessive moderate, unusual measured amt. scanty, slight, very little, measured amt.