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ETIOLOGY

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CONGENITAL CONGENIT/O - PRESENT AT BIRTH -AL - PERTAINING TO CAUSED BY AN ABNORMALITY IN THE DEVELOPING FETUS EXAMPLES: CLEFT PALLET OR CEREBAL PALSY)
DEGENERATIVE DE-REVERSAL OF GENER/0- CREATION;PRODUCTION -ATIVE - PERTAINING TO DUE TO THE PROGRESSIVE DESTRUCTION OF CELLS
ENVIRONMENAL CAUSED BY EXPOSURE TO SUBSTANCES IN THE ENVIRONMENT
GENETIC SPONTANEOUS MUTATION IN A PERSON'S OWN GENES OR CHROMOSOMES DURING FETAL DEVELOPMENT (EG - DOWNS SYNDROME)
HEREDITARY HEREDIT/O- GENETIC INHERITANCE -ARY - PERTAINING TO AN INHERITED RECESSIVE DEFECTIVE GENE PASSED TO THE CHILD FROM THE PARENT WHO CARRIES THE DEFECTIVE GENE BUT DOES NOT HAVE THE DISEASE (EG - CYSTIC FIBROSIS, SICKLE CELL, HEMOPHILIA)
IATROGENIC IATR/O-MEDICAL TREATMENT OR PHYSICIAN GEN/O-ARISING FROM -IC - PERTAINING TO CAUSED BY MEDICINE OR TREATMENT
IDIOPATHIC IDI/O-UNKNOWN; PATH/O-DISEASE -IC - PERTAINING TO UNIDENTIFIED CAUSE
INFECTIOUS INFECT/O-DISEASE WITHIN -IOUS - PERTAINING TO CAUSED BY A PATHOGEN (DISEASE CAUSING MICROORGANISM)
NEOPLASTIC NE/O- NEW PLAST/O - FORMATION OR GROWTH -IC - PERTAINING TO CAUSED BY A NEW GROWTH OF A MASS OR TUMOR
NOSOCOMIAL NOSOCOMI/O - HOSPITAL -AL - PERTAINING TO CAUSED BY AN EXPOSURE TO A DISEASE WHILE IN THE HOSPITAL
NUTRITIONAL NUTRIT/O - NOURISHMENT -ION - ACTION -AL - PERTAINING TO CAUSED BY A LACK OF NUTRITIOUS FOOD
Created by: kdelacosta