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Pathophysiology

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Pathology The study of changes in cell/tissue structure related to disease or death
Pathophysiology The study of how disease affects the body function.
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 disease, condition, or trait that is inherited as a result of a single gene.
Congenital A disease, condition, or trait that is 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 a disease that is objective and can be seen, measured, or recorded.
Symptoms Evidence of a disease that is subjective and cannot be seen, measured, or recorded.
Pathogenesis The events that lead to the development of a disease and the signs and symptoms that occur as the disease progresses.
Acute A disease that develops and resolve rapidly.
Chronic A disease that develops gradually and last 3 months or longer.
Remission The lessening in severity of a symptoms of a disease.
Exacerbation An increase in the severity of a disease or any of its signs or symptoms
Local A condition that is confined to one area.
Systemic A condition that affects the entire body.
Endoscopy A procedure that utilizes a fiber optic camera to view structures inside of the body.
Radiodensity The ability of an object to stop or slow radiation.
X-Rays A visual recording of differences in radiodenstiy of anatomical structures.
Contrast X-rays X-rays that utilize a contrast media to increase the radiodensity of selected fluids within the body, producing an image of the structures containing the fluid.
Ultrasound A visual recording of differences in the rate of return & intensity of sound waves reflected off of objects in the body.
Electrocardiograms A recording of the electrical activity of the cardiac conduction system
Electroencephalogram A recording of the electrical activity of the brain, most often recording the cerebral cortex.
Spirometry Any procedure used to measure a persons ability to move air or the capacities of the respiratory system. Often referred to as PFT's (pulmonary function test)
Chemotherapy The use of chemicals to kill cells within the body. Two main types of chemotherapy are used-to kill cancer cells or microorganisims
Pharmacological The use of drugs to treat disease.
Palliative Any form of treatment
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