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Body Structure

Pathology, Diseases and Conditions

TermDefinition
study of the cause or origin of a disease etiology
establishing the cause and nature of a disease diagnosis
fibrous band that binds together tissues that are normally separated adhesion
death and decay of soft tissue gangrene
protrusion of any organ through the structure that normally contains it hernia
abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity ascites
objective indicator of a disease sign
disease whose cause is unknown idiopathic
prediction of the course of a disease and its probable outcome prognosis
body defense against injury, infection, or allergy, marked by redness, heat, pain and swelling inflammation
sudden breaking or bursting of a structure or organ rupture
subjective indicator of a disease symptom
abnormal accumulation of fluid in tissue spaces edema
fungal infection in or on the body mycosis
hole made through a structure or body part perforation