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Congenital disease caused by an abnormality in fetal development or an abnormal process that occurs during gestation or birth
Degenerative disease caused by progressive destruction of cells due to disease or the aging process
Environmental disease caused by exposure to substances in the environment
Hereditary disease caused by an inherited or spontaneous mutation iin the genetic material of a cell
Iatrogenic disease caused by medicine or treatment given to the patient
Idiopathic disease having no identifiable or confirmed cause
Infectious disease caused by a pathogen
Neoplastic disease caused by the growth of a beign or a malignant tumor or mass
Nosocomial disease caused by exposure to a disease-causing agent while the patient is in the hospital
Nutritional caused by lack of nutritious food, insufficient amounts of food, or an inability to utilize the ntrients in food
Symptom a deviation from health that is only experience and felt by the patient
Sign when a symptom can be seen or detected by others
Symptomatology the clinical picture of all the patient's symptoms and signs
Syndrome set of symptoms and signs associated with a specific disease
Acute symptoms and signs that occur suddenly and are severe in nature
Subacute symptoms and signs that are less sever in intensity than acute symptoms
Chronic symptoms or signs that continue for 3 months or longer
Inspection using the eyes or an instrument to examine the body
Palpation using the fingers to press obn a body part to detect a mass, an enlarged organ, tenderness, or pain
Auscultation using a stethoscopeto listen to the heart, lungs, or intestines
Percussion tapping one finger on another finger of a hand that is spread across the chest or abdomen to listen for differences in sound in a body cavity
Diagnosis a determination based on knowledge about the cause of the patient's sign and symptoms
Exacerbation sudden worsening in the severity of symptoms or signs
Sequela abnormal condition or complication that is caused by the original disease and remains after the original disease has resolved
Remission temporary improvement in the symptoms and signs of a disease without the underlying disease being cured
Relapse a recurrence of symptoms of a disease after a period of improvement
Prognosis predicted course and outcome of a disease
Recuperation process of return to a normal state of health
Disability permanent inability to perform certain activities or function in a given way
Terminal Illness a disease from which there is no hope of recovery and onbe that will eventually result in the patient's death
Refractory pertaining to a disease that does not respond well to treatment
Attending Physician physician on the medical staff of a hospital who admits patients, directs their care, and discharges them
Nurse a licensed health-care professional who practices independently or is supervised by a physician, surgeon, or dentist and who is skilled in promoting and maintaining health
Long Term Care Facillity residential facility for persons who are unable to care for themselves.
Home Health Agency agency that provides nursing and non-nursing services to patients in their homes.
Hospice facility or program designed to provide a caring environment for meeting the physical and emotional needs of the terminally ill
Palliative Care supportive medical and nursing care that keeps the patient comfortable but does not cure the disease
Created by: Beckster_Bug