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The study of the function of disease (how disease processes work to cause dysfunction in the body)
Increase an individual's vulnerability or susceptibility to a particular disease
An objective finding by the examining health care professional. Open to interpretation and is measurable.
Subclinical or Asymptomatic
Even though a disease is present, it does not produce symptoms that are noticeable by the patient
When a disease process always has a specific set of signs and symptoms that occur together.
Generalized or Nonspecific
When signs and symptoms are so common. By themselves they do not indicate any particular disease.
Other dysfunctions that occur on top of the primary condition or because of the primary condition
Support of the body's needs to make it as strong as possible so that is may overcome the disease
Provides relief from signs and symptoms (anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, pain relievers)
Either a disruption in the continuity of the tissues caused by disease or trauma, or the loss of function of a part.
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