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Vocab #1 part 1

Vocab #1

Pathology The study of changes in cell/tissue structure related to disease or death.
Pathophysiology The study of how disease affects body function.
Health Having the ability to maintain homeostasis when exposed to normal conditions.
Disease Being unable to maintain homeostasis when exposed to normal conditions.
Etiology The study of the cause of a disease.
Genetic A disease, condition, or a trait that is inherited as a result of a single gene.
Congenital A disease, condition or trait that is present at birth.
Acquired A disease, condition, or trait that eveloped because of being exposed to something during your life.
Idiopathic Without a clearly identified cause.
Signs Evidence of disease that is objective and can be seen, measured and recorded.
Symptoms Evidence of a disease that is subjective and cannot be seen, measured or recorded.
Acute A desease that develops and resolve rapidly.
Chronic A disease that develops gradually and lasts 3 months or longer.
Remission The lessening in severity of the symptoms of a disease.
Exacerbation An increase in the severity of a disease or any of its signs or symptoms.
Local A condition that is confined to one area.
Systemic A condition that affects the entire body.
Endoscopy A procedure that utilizes a fiber optic camera to view structures inside of the body.
Radiodensity The ability of an object to stop or slow radiation.
X-Rays A visual recording of differences in radiodensityof anotomcal structures.
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