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Disease Terminology.

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Acute Disease characterized by abrupt or sudden onset, usually w/ severe symptoms
Chronic Disease characterized by longer duration, often months or years. Symptoms less severe
Communicable Disease that is transmissible by direct or indirect contact with infection
Complicating Disease that occurs during or after an illness with the same cause
Congenital Disease present in baby's birth.
Contagious Highly transmissible disease
Deficiency Disease resulting from a failure to absorb vitamins or minerals from food
Endemic Re-occurring disease
Epidemic Disease that attacks simultaneously a large number of persons
Functional Disease in which no significant anatomical change in tissues or organs to account for the change in function
Hereditary Disease transmitted from parent to offspring genetically
Idiopathic Unknown cause of disease
Occupational Disease resulting directly or indirectly from the patient's job.
Organic Disease in which no significant anatomical changes in tissues or organs
Pandemic Disease occurring more or less over the entire world at the same time
Primary Term used in several ways to characterize disease
Prognosis Medical assessment of the probable outcome
Psychosomatic Disease seemed to be caused or worsened by pschological factors.
Secondary Disease resulting from a definite contributing factor
Sporadic Disease that occurs in isolated cases in a locality where it is neither endemic nor epidemic.
Subacute Disease characterized by an onset that is not as abrupt as in the acute form. With symptoms less severe and shorter duration.
Created by: calubd