- 1. In medicine, a chronologic written account that includes a patient's initial complaint(s) and medical history, physical findings, results of diagnostic tests and procedures, any therapeutic medicines and/or procedures, and subsequent developments during the course of the illness. 2. In dentistry, a registration of desired jaw relations in a plastic material or on a device to permit these relationships to be transferred to an articulator. [M.E. recorden, fr. O.Fr. recorder, fr. L. recordor, to remember, fr. re-, back, again, + cor, heart]- anesthesia r. a written or electronic account of drugs administered, procedures undertaken, and physiologic responses during the course of surgical or obstetric anesthesia.- face-bow r. a registration utilizing a face-bow of the position of the hinge axis and/or the condyles; the face-bow r. is used to orient the maxillary cast to the opening and closing axis of the articulator.- functional chew-in r. a r. of the natural chewing movements of the mandible made on an occlusion rim by teeth or scribing studs.- hospital r. the medical r. generated during a period of hospitalization, usually including written accounts of consultants' opinions, physicians' and nurses' observations, treatments, and the results of all tests and/or procedures performed.- interocclusal r. a r. of the positional relationship of the teeth or jaws to each other, recorded by placing a plastic material that hardens (such as plaster of Paris or wax) between the occlusal surfaces of the rims or teeth; the hardened material serves as the r.; it may be registered in centric or eccentric positions, as centric interocclusal r., a r. of centric jaw relation; eccentric interocclusal r., a r. of jaw position in other than centric relation; lateral interocclusal r., a r. of a lateral eccentric jaw position; and protrusive interocclusal r., a r. of a protruded eccentric jaw position. SYN: checkbite.- maxillomandibular r. 1. a r. of the relation of the mandible to the maxillae; 2. the act of recording the relation of the mandible to the maxillae. SYN: biscuit bite, maxillomandibular registration.- medical r. r. (1).- occluding centric relation r. a registration of centric relation made at the established occlusal vertical dimension.- preextraction r. SYN: preoperative r..- preoperative r. in dentistry, any r. made for the purpose of study or treatment planning. SEE ALSO: diagnostic cast. SYN: preextraction r..- problem-oriented r. (POR) a system of r. keeping in which a list of the patient's problems is made and all history, physical findings, laboratory data, etc. pertinent to each problem are placed under that heading; especially useful for outpatient records of patients with multiple problems who are followed for long periods.- protrusive r. a registration of a forward position of the mandible with reference to the maxillae.- terminal jaw relation r. a r. of the relationship of the mandible to the maxillae made at the vertical relation of occlusion and at the centric position.
* * *rec·ord (rekґord) a permanent or long-lasting account of something (as on film, in writing, etc). See also under registration.
Medical dictionary. 2011.