Admission (for)

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term admission (for) to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • Admission (for) - See Also: Encounter (for);
    • adjustment (of)
      • artificial
        • arm - Z44.00 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified artificial arm
          • complete - Z44.01 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of complete artificial arm
          • partial - Z44.02 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of partial artificial arm
        • eye - Z44.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial eye
        • leg - Z44.10 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified artificial leg
          • complete - Z44.11 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of complete artificial leg
          • partial - Z44.12 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of partial artificial leg
      • brain neuropacemaker - Z46.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
        • implanted - Z45.42 Encounter for adjustment and management of neurostimulator
      • breast
        • implant - Z45.81 Encounter for adjustment or removal of breast implant
        • prosthesis (external) - Z44.3 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external breast prosthesis
      • colostomy belt - Z46.89 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other specified devices
      • contact lenses - Z46.0 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of spectacles and contact lenses
      • cystostomy device - Z46.6 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of urinary device
      • dental prosthesis - Z46.3 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of dental prosthetic device
      • device NEC
        • abdominal - Z46.89 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other specified devices
        • implanted - Z45.89 Encounter for adjustment and management of other implanted devices
          • cardiac - Z45.09 Encounter for adjustment and management of other cardiac device
            • defibrillator (with synchronous cardiac pacemaker) - Z45.02 Encounter for adjustment and management of automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator
            • pacemaker (cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT-P)) - Z45.018 Encounter for adjustment and management of other part of cardiac pacemaker
              • pulse generator - Z45.010 Encounter for checking and testing of cardiac pacemaker pulse generator [battery]
            • resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) - Z45.02 Encounter for adjustment and management of automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator
          • hearing device - Z45.328 Encounter for adjustment and management of other implanted hearing device
            • bone conduction - Z45.320 Encounter for adjustment and management of bone conduction device
            • cochlear - Z45.321 Encounter for adjustment and management of cochlear device
          • infusion pump - Z45.1 Encounter for adjustment and management of infusion pump
          • nervous system - Z45.49 Encounter for adjustment and management of other implanted nervous system device
            • CSF drainage - Z45.41 Encounter for adjustment and management of cerebrospinal fluid drainage device
            • hearing device - See: Admission, adjustment, device, implanted, hearing device;
            • neuropacemaker - Z45.42 Encounter for adjustment and management of neurostimulator
            • visual substitution - Z45.31 Encounter for adjustment and management of implanted visual substitution device
          • specified NEC - Z45.89 Encounter for adjustment and management of other implanted devices
          • vascular access - Z45.2 Encounter for adjustment and management of vascular access device
          • visual substitution - Z45.31 Encounter for adjustment and management of implanted visual substitution device
        • nervous system - Z46.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
          • implanted - See: Admission, adjustment, device, implanted, nervous system;
        • orthodontic - Z46.4 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of orthodontic device
        • prosthetic - Z44.9 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified external prosthetic device
          • arm - See: Admission, adjustment, artificial, arm;
          • breast - Z44.3 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external breast prosthesis
          • dental - Z46.3 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of dental prosthetic device
          • eye - Z44.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial eye
          • leg - See: Admission, adjustment, artificial, leg;
          • specified type NEC - Z44.8 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other external prosthetic devices
        • substitution
          • auditory - Z46.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
            • implanted - See: Admission, adjustment, device, implanted, hearing device;
          • nervous system - Z46.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
            • implanted - See: Admission, adjustment, device, implanted, nervous system;
          • visual - Z46.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
            • implanted - Z45.31 Encounter for adjustment and management of implanted visual substitution device
        • urinary - Z46.6 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of urinary device
      • hearing aid - Z46.1 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of hearing aid
        • implanted - See: Admission, adjustment, device, implanted, hearing device;
      • ileostomy device - Z46.89 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other specified devices
      • intestinal appliance or device NEC - Z46.89 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other specified devices
      • neuropacemaker (brain) (peripheral nerve) (spinal cord) - Z46.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
        • implanted - Z45.42 Encounter for adjustment and management of neurostimulator
      • orthodontic device - Z46.4 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of orthodontic device
      • orthopedic (brace) (cast) (device) (shoes) - Z46.89 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other specified devices
      • pacemaker (cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT-P))
        • cardiac - Z45.018 Encounter for adjustment and management of other part of cardiac pacemaker
          • pulse generator - Z45.010 Encounter for checking and testing of cardiac pacemaker pulse generator [battery]
        • nervous system - Z46.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
          • implanted - Z45.42 Encounter for adjustment and management of neurostimulator
      • portacath (port-a-cath) - Z45.2 Encounter for adjustment and management of vascular access device
      • prosthesis - Z44.9 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified external prosthetic device
        • arm - See: Admission, adjustment, artificial, arm;
        • breast - Z44.3 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external breast prosthesis
        • dental - Z46.3 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of dental prosthetic device
        • eye - Z44.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial eye
        • leg - See: Admission, adjustment, artificial, leg;
        • specified NEC - Z44.8 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other external prosthetic devices
      • spectacles - Z46.0 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of spectacles and contact lenses
    • aftercare - See Also: Aftercare; - Z51.89 Encounter for other specified aftercare
      • postpartum
        • immediately after delivery - Z39.0 Encounter for care and examination of mother immediately after delivery
        • routine follow-up - Z39.2 Encounter for routine postpartum follow-up
      • radiation therapy (antineoplastic) - Z51.0 Encounter for antineoplastic radiation therapy
    • attention to artificial opening (of) - Z43.9 Encounter for attention to unspecified artificial opening
      • artificial vagina - Z43.7 Encounter for attention to artificial vagina
      • colostomy - Z43.3 Encounter for attention to colostomy
      • cystostomy - Z43.5 Encounter for attention to cystostomy
      • enterostomy - Z43.4 Encounter for attention to other artificial openings of digestive tract
      • gastrostomy - Z43.1 Encounter for attention to gastrostomy
      • ileostomy - Z43.2 Encounter for attention to ileostomy
      • jejunostomy - Z43.4 Encounter for attention to other artificial openings of digestive tract
      • nephrostomy - Z43.6 Encounter for attention to other artificial openings of urinary tract
      • specified site NEC - Z43.8 Encounter for attention to other artificial openings
        • intestinal tract - Z43.4 Encounter for attention to other artificial openings of digestive tract
        • urinary tract - Z43.6 Encounter for attention to other artificial openings of urinary tract
      • tracheostomy - Z43.0 Encounter for attention to tracheostomy
      • ureterostomy - Z43.6 Encounter for attention to other artificial openings of urinary tract
      • urethrostomy - Z43.6 Encounter for attention to other artificial openings of urinary tract
    • breast augmentation or reduction - Z41.1 Encounter for cosmetic surgery
    • breast reconstruction following mastectomy - Z42.1 Encounter for breast reconstruction following mastectomy
    • change of
      • dressing (nonsurgical) - Z48.00 Encounter for change or removal of nonsurgical wound dressing
      • neuropacemaker device (brain) (peripheral nerve) (spinal cord) - Z46.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
        • implanted - Z45.42 Encounter for adjustment and management of neurostimulator
      • surgical dressing - Z48.01 Encounter for change or removal of surgical wound dressing
    • circumcision, ritual or routine (in absence of diagnosis) - Z41.2 Encounter for routine and ritual male circumcision
    • clinical research investigation (control) (normal comparison) (participant) - Z00.6 Encounter for examination for normal comparison and control in clinical research program
    • contraceptive management - Z30.9 Encounter for contraceptive management, unspecified
    • cosmetic surgery NEC - Z41.1 Encounter for cosmetic surgery
    • counseling - See Also: Counseling;
      • dietary - Z71.3 Dietary counseling and surveillance
      • gestational carrier - Z31.7 Encounter for procreative management and counseling for gestational carrier
      • HIV - Z71.7 Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] counseling
      • human immunodeficiency virus - Z71.7 Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] counseling
      • nonattending third party - Z71.0 Person encountering health services to consult on behalf of another person
      • procreative management NEC - Z31.69 Encounter for other general counseling and advice on procreation
    • delivery, full-term, uncomplicated - O80 Encounter for full-term uncomplicated delivery
      • cesarean, without indication - O82 Encounter for cesarean delivery without indication
    • desensitization to allergens - Z51.6 Encounter for desensitization to allergens
    • dietary surveillance and counseling - Z71.3 Dietary counseling and surveillance
    • ear piercing - Z41.3 Encounter for ear piercing
    • examination at health care facility (adult) - See Also: Examination; - Z00.00 Encounter for general adult medical examination without abnormal findings
      • clinical research investigation (control) (normal comparison) (participant) - Z00.6 Encounter for examination for normal comparison and control in clinical research program
      • dental - Z01.20 Encounter for dental examination and cleaning without abnormal findings
        • with abnormal findings - Z01.21 Encounter for dental examination and cleaning with abnormal findings
      • donor (potential) - Z00.5 Encounter for examination of potential donor of organ and tissue
      • ear - Z01.10 Encounter for examination of ears and hearing without abnormal findings
        • with abnormal findings NEC - Z01.118 Encounter for examination of ears and hearing with other abnormal findings
      • eye - Z01.00 Encounter for examination of eyes and vision without abnormal findings
        • following failed vision screening - Z01.020 Encounter for examination of eyes and vision following failed vision screening without abnormal findings
          • with abnormal findings - Z01.021 Encounter for examination of eyes and vision following failed vision screening with abnormal findings
        • with abnormal findings - Z01.01 Encounter for examination of eyes and vision with abnormal findings
      • general, specified reason NEC - Z00.8 Encounter for other general examination
      • hearing - Z01.10 Encounter for examination of ears and hearing without abnormal findings
        • infant or child (over 28 days old) - Z00.129 Encounter for routine child health examination without abnormal findings
          • with abnormal findings - Z00.121 Encounter for routine child health examination with abnormal findings
        • with abnormal findings NEC - Z01.118 Encounter for examination of ears and hearing with other abnormal findings
      • postpartum checkup - Z39.2 Encounter for routine postpartum follow-up
      • psychiatric (general) - Z00.8 Encounter for other general examination
        • requested by authority - Z04.6 Encounter for general psychiatric examination, requested by authority
      • vision - Z01.00 Encounter for examination of eyes and vision without abnormal findings
        • following failed vision screening - Z01.020 Encounter for examination of eyes and vision following failed vision screening without abnormal findings
          • with abnormal findings - Z01.021 Encounter for examination of eyes and vision following failed vision screening with abnormal findings
        • infant or child (over 28 days old) - Z00.129 Encounter for routine child health examination without abnormal findings
          • with abnormal findings - Z00.121 Encounter for routine child health examination with abnormal findings
        • with abnormal findings - Z01.01 Encounter for examination of eyes and vision with abnormal findings
      • with abnormal findings - Z00.01 Encounter for general adult medical examination with abnormal findings
    • fitting (of)
      • artificial
        • arm - See: Admission, adjustment, artificial, arm;
        • eye - Z44.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial eye
        • leg - See: Admission, adjustment, artificial, leg;
      • brain neuropacemaker - Z46.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
        • implanted - Z45.42 Encounter for adjustment and management of neurostimulator
      • breast prosthesis (external) - Z44.3 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external breast prosthesis
      • colostomy belt - Z46.89 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other specified devices
      • contact lenses - Z46.0 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of spectacles and contact lenses
      • cystostomy device - Z46.6 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of urinary device
      • dental prosthesis - Z46.3 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of dental prosthetic device
      • dentures - Z46.3 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of dental prosthetic device
      • device NEC
        • abdominal - Z46.89 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other specified devices
        • nervous system - Z46.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
          • implanted - See: Admission, adjustment, device, implanted, nervous system;
        • orthodontic - Z46.4 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of orthodontic device
        • prosthetic - Z44.9 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified external prosthetic device
          • breast - Z44.3 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external breast prosthesis
          • dental - Z46.3 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of dental prosthetic device
          • eye - Z44.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial eye
        • substitution
          • auditory - Z46.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
            • implanted - See: Admission, adjustment, device, implanted, hearing device;
          • nervous system - Z46.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
            • implanted - See: Admission, adjustment, device, implanted, nervous system;
          • visual - Z46.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
            • implanted - Z45.31 Encounter for adjustment and management of implanted visual substitution device
      • hearing aid - Z46.1 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of hearing aid
      • ileostomy device - Z46.89 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other specified devices
      • intestinal appliance or device NEC - Z46.89 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other specified devices
      • neuropacemaker (brain) (peripheral nerve) (spinal cord) - Z46.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
        • implanted - Z45.42 Encounter for adjustment and management of neurostimulator
      • orthodontic device - Z46.4 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of orthodontic device
      • orthopedic device (brace) (cast) (shoes) - Z46.89 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other specified devices
      • prosthesis - Z44.9 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified external prosthetic device
        • arm - See: Admission, adjustment, artificial, arm;
        • breast - Z44.3 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external breast prosthesis
        • dental - Z46.3 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of dental prosthetic device
        • eye - Z44.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial eye
        • leg - See: Admission, adjustment, artificial, leg;
        • specified type NEC - Z44.8 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other external prosthetic devices
      • spectacles - Z46.0 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of spectacles and contact lenses
    • follow-up examination - Z09 Encounter for follow-up examination after completed treatment for conditions other than malignant neoplasm
    • intrauterine device management - Z30.431 Encounter for routine checking of intrauterine contraceptive device
      • initial prescription - Z30.014 Encounter for initial prescription of intrauterine contraceptive device
    • mental health evaluation - Z00.8 Encounter for other general examination
      • requested by authority - Z04.6 Encounter for general psychiatric examination, requested by authority
    • observation - See: Observation;
    • Papanicolaou smear, cervix - Z12.4 Encounter for screening for malignant neoplasm of cervix
      • for suspected malignant neoplasm - Z12.4 Encounter for screening for malignant neoplasm of cervix
    • plastic and reconstructive surgery following medical procedure or healed injury NEC - Z42.8 Encounter for other plastic and reconstructive surgery following medical procedure or healed injury
    • plastic surgery, cosmetic NEC - Z41.1 Encounter for cosmetic surgery
    • postpartum observation
      • immediately after delivery - Z39.0 Encounter for care and examination of mother immediately after delivery
      • routine follow-up - Z39.2 Encounter for routine postpartum follow-up
    • poststerilization (for restoration) - Z31.0 Encounter for reversal of previous sterilization
      • aftercare - Z31.42 Aftercare following sterilization reversal
    • procreative management - Z31.9 Encounter for procreative management, unspecified
    • prophylactic (measure) - See Also: Encounter, prophylactic measures;
      • organ removal - Z40.00 Encounter for prophylactic removal of unspecified organ
        • breast - Z40.01 Encounter for prophylactic removal of breast
        • fallopian tube (s) - Z40.03 Encounter for prophylactic removal of fallopian tube(s)
          • with ovary (s) - Z40.02 Encounter for prophylactic removal of ovary(s)
        • ovary (s) - Z40.02 Encounter for prophylactic removal of ovary(s)
        • specified organ NEC - Z40.09 Encounter for prophylactic removal of other organ
        • testes - Z40.09 Encounter for prophylactic removal of other organ
      • vaccination - Z23 Encounter for immunization
    • psychiatric examination (general) - Z00.8 Encounter for other general examination
      • requested by authority - Z04.6 Encounter for general psychiatric examination, requested by authority
    • radiation therapy (antineoplastic) - Z51.0 Encounter for antineoplastic radiation therapy
    • reconstructive surgery following medical procedure or healed injury NEC - Z42.8 Encounter for other plastic and reconstructive surgery following medical procedure or healed injury
    • removal of
      • cystostomy catheter - Z43.5 Encounter for attention to cystostomy
      • drains - Z48.03 Encounter for change or removal of drains
      • dressing (nonsurgical) - Z48.00 Encounter for change or removal of nonsurgical wound dressing
      • implantable subdermal contraceptive - Z30.46 Encounter for surveillance of implantable subdermal contraceptive
      • intrauterine contraceptive device - Z30.432 Encounter for removal of intrauterine contraceptive device
      • neuropacemaker (brain) (peripheral nerve) (spinal cord) - Z46.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
        • implanted - Z45.42 Encounter for adjustment and management of neurostimulator
      • staples - Z48.02 Encounter for removal of sutures
      • surgical dressing - Z48.01 Encounter for change or removal of surgical wound dressing
      • sutures - Z48.02 Encounter for removal of sutures
      • ureteral stent - Z46.6 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of urinary device
    • respirator [ventilator] use during power failure - Z99.12 Encounter for respirator [ventilator] dependence during power failure
    • restoration of organ continuity (poststerilization) - Z31.0 Encounter for reversal of previous sterilization
      • aftercare - Z31.42 Aftercare following sterilization reversal
    • sensitivity test - See Also: Test, skin;
      • allergy NEC - Z01.82 Encounter for allergy testing
      • Mantoux - Z11.1 Encounter for screening for respiratory tuberculosis
    • tuboplasty following previous sterilization - Z31.0 Encounter for reversal of previous sterilization
      • aftercare - Z31.42 Aftercare following sterilization reversal
    • vasoplasty following previous sterilization - Z31.0 Encounter for reversal of previous sterilization
      • aftercare - Z31.42 Aftercare following sterilization reversal
    • vision examination - Z01.00 Encounter for examination of eyes and vision without abnormal findings
      • following failed vision screening - Z01.020 Encounter for examination of eyes and vision following failed vision screening without abnormal findings
        • with abnormal findings - Z01.021 Encounter for examination of eyes and vision following failed vision screening with abnormal findings
      • infant or child (over 28 days old) - Z00.129 Encounter for routine child health examination without abnormal findings
        • with abnormal findings - Z00.121 Encounter for routine child health examination with abnormal findings
      • with abnormal findings - Z01.01 Encounter for examination of eyes and vision with abnormal findings
    • waiting period for admission to other facility - Z75.1 Person awaiting admission to adequate facility elsewhere

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to admission (for) within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Aftercare: The care and treatment of a convalescent patient, especially that of a patient after surgery.

Arm: The superior part of the upper extremity between the SHOULDER and the ELBOW.

Bone Conduction: Transmission of sound waves through vibration of bones in the SKULL to the inner ear (COCHLEA). By using bone conduction stimulation and by bypassing any OUTER EAR or MIDDLE EAR abnormalities, hearing thresholds of the cochlea can be determined. Bone conduction hearing differs from normal hearing which is based on air conduction stimulation via the EAR CANAL and the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.

Breast: In humans, one of the paired regions in the anterior portion of the THORAX. The breasts consist of the MAMMARY GLANDS, the SKIN, the MUSCLES, the ADIPOSE TISSUE, and the CONNECTIVE TISSUES.

Colostomy: The surgical construction of an opening between the colon and the surface of the body.

Contact Lenses: Lenses designed to be worn on the front surface of the eyeball. (UMDNS, 1999)

Counseling: The giving of advice and assistance to individuals with educational or personal problems.

Cystostomy: Surgical creation of an opening (stoma) in the URINARY BLADDER for drainage.

Dental Prosthesis: An artificial replacement for one or more natural teeth or part of a tooth, or associated structures, ranging from a portion of a tooth to a complete denture. The dental prosthesis is used for cosmetic or functional reasons, or both. DENTURES and specific types of dentures are also available. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p244 & Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p643)

Dentures: An appliance used as an artificial or prosthetic replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It does not include CROWNS; DENTAL ABUTMENTS; nor TOOTH, ARTIFICIAL.

Ear: The hearing and equilibrium system of the body. It consists of three parts: the EXTERNAL EAR, the MIDDLE EAR, and the INNER EAR. Sound waves are transmitted through this organ where vibration is transduced to nerve signals that pass through the ACOUSTIC NERVE to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The inner ear also contains the vestibular organ that maintains equilibrium by transducing signals to the VESTIBULAR NERVE.

Enterostomy: Creation of an artificial external opening or fistula in the intestines.

Eye: The organ of sight constituting a pair of globular organs made up of a three-layered roughly spherical structure specialized for receiving and responding to light.

Gastrostomy: Creation of an artificial external opening into the stomach for nutritional support or gastrointestinal compression.

Hearing: The ability or act of sensing and transducing ACOUSTIC STIMULATION to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is also called audition.

Hearing Aids: Wearable sound-amplifying devices that are intended to compensate for impaired hearing. These generic devices include air-conduction hearing aids and bone-conduction hearing aids. (UMDNS, 1999)

HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus. A non-taxonomic and historical term referring to any of two species, specifically HIV-1 and/or HIV-2. Prior to 1986, this was called human T-lymphotropic virus type III/lymphadenopathy-associated virus (HTLV-III/LAV). From 1986-1990, it was an official species called HIV. Since 1991, HIV was no longer considered an official species name; the two species were designated HIV-1 and HIV-2.

HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus. A non-taxonomic and historical term referring to any of two species, specifically HIV-1 and/or HIV-2. Prior to 1986, this was called human T-lymphotropic virus type III/lymphadenopathy-associated virus (HTLV-III/LAV). From 1986-1990, it was an official species called HIV. Since 1991, HIV was no longer considered an official species name; the two species were designated HIV-1 and HIV-2.

Ileostomy: Surgical creation of an external opening into the ILEUM for fecal diversion or drainage. This replacement for the RECTUM is usually created in patients with severe INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES. Loop (continent) or tube (incontinent) procedures are most often employed.

Infusion Pumps: Fluid propulsion systems driven mechanically, electrically, or osmotically that are used to inject (or infuse) over time agents into a patient or experimental animal; used routinely in hospitals to maintain a patent intravenous line, to administer antineoplastic agents and other drugs in thromboembolism, heart disease, diabetes mellitus (INSULIN INFUSION SYSTEMS is also available), and other disorders.

Jejunostomy: Surgical formation of an opening through the ABDOMINAL WALL into the JEJUNUM, usually for enteral hyperalimentation.

Leg: The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.

Nephrotomy: Surgical incision into any part of the kidney.

Nervous System: The entire nerve apparatus, composed of a central part, the brain and spinal cord, and a peripheral part, the cranial and spinal nerves, autonomic ganglia, and plexuses. (Stedman, 26th ed)

Observation: The act of regarding attentively and studying facts and occurrences, gathering data through analyzing, measuring, and drawing conclusions, with the purpose of applying the observed information to theoretical assumptions. Observation as a scientific method in the acquisition of knowledge began in classical antiquity; in modern science and medicine its greatest application is facilitated by modern technology. Observation is one of the components of the research process.

Postpartum Period: In females, the period that is shortly after giving birth (PARTURITION).

Sutures: Materials used in closing a surgical or traumatic wound. (From Dorland, 28th ed)

Testis: The male gonad containing two functional parts: the SEMINIFEROUS TUBULES for the production and transport of male germ cells (SPERMATOGENESIS) and the interstitial compartment containing LEYDIG CELLS that produce ANDROGENS.

Tracheostomy: Surgical formation of an opening into the trachea through the neck, or the opening so created.

Ureterostomy: Surgical formation of an opening in the ureter for external drainage of the urine; cutaneous route utilizes a ureteral orifice emerging through the skin.

Urinary Tract: The duct which coveys URINE from the pelvis of the KIDNEY through the URETERS, BLADDER, and URETHRA.

Vaccination: Administration of vaccines to stimulate the host's immune response. This includes any preparation intended for active immunological prophylaxis.