Chapter 41 key terms

Elderly
(Those over 65) will be cared for by a specialist in geriatric
Geriatricians
Is a specialist for elderly
Lentigos
Milliner that are still present gather in common locations causing Brown spots
Osteoporosis
Decreased bone density, leading to increased incident of fracture, particularly fractures of the hip
Osteoarthritis
Degenerative joint disease
Kyphosis
Calcification of the intercoastal College making it difficult for the lungs to expand ( located between the ribs and the cervical of the spine)
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Incontinence
Involuntary leakage
Preventative medicine
Measures taken to prevent illnesses
Patient complications
Obedience in following the physician’s orders
Nocturia
Excessive nighttime urination
Prolapse
Work its way down the vagina canal and the uterus
Polypharmacy
Take several medications concurrently