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The process of evaluating a patient with an unknown medical condition through the use of multiple tests and procedures. Usually done when the doctor is stumped and unsure how to proceed.
Mr. Smith has the strangest history and physical exam I have ever seen. I am going to have to do a grope-agram to figure out what is wrong with him.
by toolguy51 April 11, 2011
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Medical slang. A patient with a complex past medical history, usually in the era of paper charts instead of electronic records. The term describes the process of studying the old record to understand the current status of the patient.
Mt. Smith has 3 volumes of old medical records. I am going to have to do a chart biopsy to figure out what is going on with him.
by toolguy51 April 11, 2011
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