Diabetes Mellitus

  Answer: B. E11.9, E66.01, Z68.41 Locate and Verify Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes mellitus codes are combination codes that include the type of diabetes mellitus, the body system affected, and the complications affecting that body system. In the Alphabetic Index, look up Diabetic, type 2  E11.9. Then go to this code in the Tabular. We […]

Medical Terminology Challenge: Excessive Hunger

Which of the following medical terms means excessive hunger? A. Hyperglycemia B. Polydipsia C. Dysphagia D. Polyphagia Answer: D. Polyphagia Polyphagia, also known as hyperphagia, is pronounced pol-ee-FAY-jee-ah, and is excessive or extreme hunger. Broken down into its word parts, poly- means many; -phagia means eating.   Unlike the increased appetite that may occur after physical […]