the study of the causes or reasons for a phenomena (something we observe)
a lot of primary diseases is _________ such as primary hypertension which is genetically caused.
this is mostly accidental but could be intendeds or expected such as a pt having pancreatic cancer, this is expected to have diabetes because the lack of producing insulin.
this is risk factors such as a genetic back ground of high cholesterol.
disease starts to develop but no signs or symptoms of the disease
After the disease enters the body and its replicating but still no signs or symptoms
this is the time where you feel sickish but usually its not specific
Acute clinical course
this is short lived and may have sever manifestation. This leads to chronic clinical course.
Chronic clinical course
this may last months to years sometimes following an acute course like appendicitis.
study of the patterns of disease involving population
this is native to a local region such as a frostbite in the arctic center or the sub-saharah desert for aids.
this spreads to many people at one time such as the flu
this spreads to a large geographic area such as a whole country.
this will maintain homeostasis. the body will compensate what inconsistencies it detects like hormones or insulin.