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The application of the principles of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to clinical medicine.
The force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood and expressed in millimeters of mercury.
Communicable by contact.
To recognize a disease by signs and symptoms.
Blood pressure that remains between heart contractions.
An infectious disease that spreads rapidly and sickens a large number of people.
A measure of cardiac activity usually expressed as the number of beats per minute.
The ability of an organism or cell to maintain equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes in order to function properly.
Overheating of the body, possibly due to extreme weather conditions.
High blood pressure.
Abnormally low body temperature
The state produced by the establishment of an infective agent in or on a suitable host.
The introduction of a pathogen or antigen into a living organism to stimulate the production of antibodies.
A sudden rise in the incident of a disease.
Any disease-producing agent such as a virus, bacteria, or parasite.
The rhythmic expansion and recoil of arteries resulting from heart contraction; can be felt from the outside of the body.
Something that indicates the presence of bodily disorder.
The blood pressure generated by the heart during contraction.
A harmless variant of a pathogen that stimulates a host's immune system to mount defenses against the pathogen.
A sub-microscopic particle that must infect living plant or animal cells to reproduce.
Measurements of the body's most basic functions and useful in detecting or monitoring medical problems.