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Patho. Diagnosis

General Concepts of Disease

QuestionAnswer
X-ray technique for studying the caliber of blood vessels by injection of radiopaque material into the vessel Arteriogram
The study of the structural and functional changes in the body caused by disease Pathology
Any structural abnormality or pathologic change Lesion
Manner in which a disease develops Pathogenesis
A photograph taken with x-rays Roentgenogram
A diagnostic procedure that yields computer-generated images based on the movement of hydrogen atoms in tissues subjected to a strong magnetic field. MRI
The cause of a disease Etiology
A disease that is not associated with any recognizable structural changes in the body Functional disease
A long tubular telescope-like instrument passed through the abdominal wall to examine structures within the peritoneal cavity Laparoscope
Any disturbance of the structure of function of the body Disease
Examination of the interior of the body by means of various lighted tubular instruments Endoscopy
A disease associated with structural changes in the affected organ or tissue Organic disease
The determination of the nature and cause of a patient's illness Diagnosis
Study of cells from various sources commonly used as a screening test for cancer Pap smear
A specialized technique to determine the blood flow through the chambers of the heart, and to detect abnormal communications between cardiac chambers Cardiac catheterization
Created by: jaguarangel