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Review of Diseases 1

Infection & Disease terms

Infectious disease disease transmitted directly or indirectly between people
Palliative preventing or relieving pain and suffering; treating the symptoms
Risk factors for disease May be due to age, heredity, lifestyle, gender, environment, etc
Nosocomial acquired from within the hospital
Idiopathic having no specific cause
virus pathogen that reproduces using host cell; transmits it's genetic code into cell of host
Prodromal occurring between early symptoms
Etiology cause of the disease
Prognosis anticipated or expected outcome of a disease
Pathologist one who studies disease
diagnosis group of date obtained by physician to determine cause of patient's illness
Homeostasis state of equilibrium in the body
Pathogen disease causing organism
Disorder diseased condition of body or mind
Microorganism organism too small to be seen unless microscopic used
Disease condition characterized by patient's subjective and objective symptoms: history, signs, symptoms, clinical findings
Created by: cskinner