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Medical Path 1

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
pathology the study of disease and the way it affects the functions of the body
disease a condition that affects the normal functioning of the body; in some cases known as a disorder
symptom the effects of a disease that a person feels, such as aches and pains
communicable disease a disease that is contagious
non-communicable disease a disease that is not contagious
pathologist a doctor who studies diseases and causes of death
geneticist someone who studies how traits and genes are passed down
oncologist a doctor who specializes in treating cancer
psychiatrist a doctor who specializes in treating emotional and behavioral issues
immunologist a doctor who studies how well the body can fight against diseases and infections
Created by: rleroux