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  Occupational Medicine



Occupational Medicine

    Occupational Therapists work with the disabled, the elderly, newborns, school-aged children, and with anyone who has a permanent or temporary impairment in their physical or mental functioning. The aim of occupational therapy is to help the client to perform daily tasks in their living and working environments, and to assist them to develop the skills to live independent, satisfying, and productive lives.

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Elderly
A person 65 through 79 years of age. For a person older than 79 years, AGED, 80 AND OVER is available.

Impairment
A defect in organ function or whole body system, which may be temporary or permanent (eg. hemiplegia).

Environments
The external elements and conditions which surround, influence, and affect the life and development of an organism or population.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Occult
Hidden from view.

Occult bleeding
Blood in stool that is not visible to the naked eye. May be a sign of disease such as diverticulosis or colorectal cancer.

Occupational Health
The Occupational Health is a hospital in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States.

Occupational Health Service
The Occupational Health Service is a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Occupational therapist
An individual trained to help people manage the daily activities of living, such as dressing, grooming or cooking, and regaining vocational skills.

Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy (OT) is the therapeutic use of self-care, work and play activities to increase independent function, enhance development and prevent disability; OT may include the adaptation of a task or the environment to achieve maximum independence and to enhance

Occupational therapy
Teaching useful skills to sick or handicapped people to promote rehabilitation and healing.



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Osteoblast
A type of bone cell characterized by its mobility and by its ability to produce bone matrix.

Osteocyte
A type of bone cell characterized by its immobile location within a lacunus and by a reduced ability to produce bone matrix.

OI
Osteogenesis Imperfecta. A genetic disorder that is also characterized by easily fractured bones.

Oxytocin
A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which plays a role in childbirth.

Occupational Medicine

Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy (OT) is the therapeutic use of self-care, work and play activities to increase independent function, enhance development and prevent disability; OT may include the adaptation of a task or the environment to achieve maximum independence and to enhance

Open comedo
A blackhead - a noninflammatory comedo with a dark top and firmly packed contents.

Oncology
The study and treatment of cancers.

Oncologist
A doctor who specializes in treating cancer patients.

On-off effect
A change in the patient's condition, with sometimes rapid fluctuations between uncontrolled movements and normal movement, usually occurring after long-term use of levodopa and probably caused by changes in the ability to respond to this drug.

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