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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