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patho terms

Pathology The study of changes in cell/tissue structure related to disease or death
Pathophysiology The study of how disease affects the body
Health Having the ability to maintain homeostasis when exposed to normal conditions
Disease being unable to maintain homeostasis when exposed to normal conditions
Etiology the study of the cause of a disease
Genetic A condition, disease, or trait inherited as a result of a single gene
Congenital A disease, condition, or trait present at birth
Acquired A disease, condition, or trait that developed because of being exposed to something during your life
Idiopathic without a clearly identified cause
Signs evidence of disease that is subjective and can be seen, measured, or recorded
Symptoms Evidence of disease that is subjective and cannot be seen, measured, or recorded
Pathogenesis the events that lead to the developement of a disease and the signs and symptoms that that occur as the disease progresses
Acute a disease that develops and resolves rapidly
Chronic A disease that develops gradually and lasts for 3 months or longer
Remission the lessening of severity of the symptoms of the disease
Exacerbation An increase in severity of a disease or any of its signs or symptoms
Local a condition confined to one area
Systemic A condition that affects the whole body function
Endoscopy A procedure that utilizes a fiber optic camera to view structures in the body
Radiodensity The ability to slow or stop radiation
X-rays a visual recording of differences in radiodensity of anatomical structures
contrast X-Rays X-rays the utilize a contrast media to increase radio density of selected fluids within the body producing an image of the structures containing the fuild
Ultrasound A visual recording of differences in the rate of return and intense sound waves reflecting off of objects in the body
Electrocariograms a recording of the electrical activity in the cardiac conduction system
Electroencephalogram a recording of the electrical activity of the brain mainly the cerebral cortex
spirometry any procedure used to measure a persons ability to move air or the capacities of the respiratory system
chemotherapy the use of chemicals to kill cells with in the body. two main types are to kill cancer cells and microorganisms
pharmacological the use of drugs to treat disease
pallitive any form of treatment the relieves signs and symptoms of a disease but not getting rid of the disease. may include the use of medication and other devices
prognosis a prediction of the likely outcome of a disease
sequla a consequence of a previous disease
complications a morbid process or event occuring during a disease that is not an essential part of the disease, but it may result from it
terminal a disease likely to kill
trauma the transfer of a harmful amount of energy it may be mechanical, thermal, radiation, electrical
deficiency lacking in something essential
intoxication being exposed to a toxic level of something
hypertrophy to increase in sizer
Created by: ajiras02