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Basic Terms

Medical Terminology week 1

Sign Evidence of Disease observed by others; Objective
Symptom Can be observed by only the patient; subjective
Syndrome set of signs and symptoms that occur together as part of a specific disease process
Diagnosis Identification of a disease
Prognosis Forecast or precidtion of the probable course or outcome
Acute Disease or symptom with rapid onset, a severe course, and usually short duration
Chronic Disease or symptom of long duration
Remission Partial or complete disappearance of symptoms of a diesase
Eponym Disease, structure, operation, or procedure named for the person who discovered or described it
Acronym Word formed by the initial letter or letters of the major part of the word
Transverse (Horizontal) Plane Divides the body into inferior and superior sections
Sagittal Plane Divides the body into right and left sections
Frontal (Coronal) Plane Divides the body into anterior and posterior sections
Anterior Front (Ventral)
Posterior Back (Dorsal)
Superior Upper (Towards head)
Inferior Lower (Towards feet)
Medial Toward midline or on inner side
Lateral Away from midline or on outer side
Created by: ramirezd