Medical exam, or clinical examination (more popularly known as a check-up) is the process by which a medical professional investigates the body of a patient for signs of disease. It generally follows the taking of the medical history — an account of the symptoms as experienced by the patient.
|A measure your height||F examine your eyes,||1 scale||7 eye chart|
|and weight||ears, nose, and throat||2 thermometer||8 stethoscope|
|B take your temperature||G listen to your heart||3 blood pressure gauge||9 X-ray machine|
|C check your blood||H take a chest X-ray||4 needle/syringe|
|pressure||5 examination room|
|D draw some blood||6 examination table|
|E ask you some questions|
|about your health|
Comprehensive physical exams, also known as executive physicals, typically include laboratory tests, chest x-rays, pulmonary function testing, audiograms, full body CAT scanning, EKGs, heart stress tests, vascular age tests, urinalysis, and mammograms or prostate exams depending on gender.
B. All right. [A-H] A. What did the doctor/nurse do during the examination?
B. She/He measured my height and weight. [1-3, 5-9] A. So, how do you like our new scale?
B. It’s very nice, doctor.