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Waddell Sign – A
collection of four tests that are associated poor credibility, including the
torso rotation test, the flip test, the head tap test and excessive responses to
– Loss of the comprehension of spoken and written language.
Wernicke Sign –
Pupillary reaction to damage of the optic nerve.
– The manifestation of thiamine deficiency, occurs in alcoholics, and can be a
permanent loss of memory.
Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome – Loss of memory which may be permanent and may be
due to loss of thiamine.
Whole Blood –
Blood containing all its components, such as red and
white blood cells, platelets, and more. This is a term used by blood banks.
Metal thread available in various diameters and various degrees of stiffness and
is generally used in surgery to transfix fractured bone.
Withdrawal Syndrome – The consequences of the sudden avoidance of an
addictive substance such as alcohol, tobacco or narcotics
- specially defined legal terms.
limitations of work activities which are imposed by your doctor.
Compensation - an
insurance system which provides benefits to workers injured on the job.
Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) - a group of judges, appointed by the State of California, who
review cases and interpret the law.
Compensation Judge (WCJ)
- a California judge who presides over California state workers' compensation
cases, including those settled without a trial. .
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