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Disease Terminology

Acute disease characterized by abrupt or sudden onset,usually with severe symptoms. Acute disease, as a rule, lasts a comparatively short time-no more than a few weeks
Chronic Long lasting
Communicable transmissible by direct or indiret contact with infection
Complicating A disease that occurs because of a previous disease
Congenital disease present in infants
contagious highly transmissible disease
deficiency disease resulting from lack of vitamins or minerals
endemic disease that occurs continuously in a particular region
epidemic disease that attacks simultaneously a large number of persons living in a particular region
functional disease in which there is no significant anatomical change in the tissues or organs to account for the performance of the body
heredity disease passed down through the family
idiopathic disease which is unkown
occupational disease that result from the patients job
organic disease in which there is there are significant anatomical changes in the tissues or organs
pandemic a disease that happens around the whole world at one time
primary the first disease recieved
prognosis the prospect for recovery of the disease
phychosomatic disease worsend by phycological factors
secondary disease that is a result of the first disease
sporadic disease that occurs in isolated cases in a locality where it is neihter an endemic or epidemic
subacute disease characterized by an onset that is not as abrupt as in the acute form and with symptoms less severe and fo shorter duration than chronic
Created by: Gator15