Human Diseases 6th Edition

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homeostasis

the maintenance of a steady state within the body

disease

a state of functional disequilibrium

anatomy

study of normal structure

physiology

study of normal function

pathology

study of disease

signs

objective evidence of disease observed on physical examination

symptoms

subjective indications of disease reported by the patient

syndrome

certain sets of signs and symptoms that occur concurrently in some diseases

diagnosis

the determination of a nature of disease

prognosis

the predicted course and outcome of the disase

acute

a disease with a sudden onset and short term

chronic

a disease beginning insidiously and long-lived

terminal

diseases that will end in death

remission

the period when signs and symptoms of chronic disease subside

exacerbation

signs and symptoms recurring in all of their severity

relapse

occurs when a disease returns weeks or months after its apparent cessation

complication

a disease or other abnormal state that develops in a person already suffering from a disease

sequela

the aftermath of a particular disease

mortality

a measure of the number of deaths attributed to a disease in a given population over a given period of time

morbidity

a measure of the disability and extent of illness caused by disease

etiology

the cause of a disease

pathogenesis

the source or cause of a disease with its development

idiopathic

used to describe a disease if it is not known

lesion

an abnormal tissue structure of function. May be the result of a wound, injury or pathologic condition

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