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Medical Terminology

Caused by a lack of nutritious food, insufficient amounts of food, or an inability to utilize the nutrients in food. Nutritional
Caused by an abnormality in the fetus as it develops or caused by an abnormal process that occurs during gestation or birth. Congenital
Caused by exposure to a disease while in the hospital environment. Nosocomial
Caused by the progressive destruction of cells due to disease or the aging process Degenerative
Caused by the new growth of either a benign or malignant tumor. Neoplastic
Caused by exposure to external substances. Environmental
Caused by a pathogen (a disease-causing microorganism such as bacteria, virus, fungus, etc.)A communicable disease is an infectious disease that is transmitted by direct or indirect contact with an infected person, animal, or insect. Infectious
Caused by a spontaneous mutation in a person's gene or chromosome that is inherited by the person's children. Hereditary
Caused by medicine or treatment that was given to the patient. Iatrogenic
Having no identifiable or confirmed cause. Idiopathic
Created by: Rebecca Kinard Rebecca Kinard