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Chpt 2 Gen Assess

APHY

TermDefinition
Impression another way of saying assessment
Diagnosis what the healthcare professional thinks the patient has
Differential Diagnosis list of conditions the patient may have based on the symptoms exhibited and the results of the exam
Benign safe
Malignant dangerous/problem
Degeneration to be getting worse
Etiology the cause
Remission to get better or improve - does not mean cure
Idiopathic no know cause, just happens
Localized stays in a certain part of the body
Systemic/Generalized all over the body, or most of it
Morbidity the risk of being sick
Mortality the risk for dying
Prognosis the chances for things getting better or worse
Occult hidden
Pathogen the organism that causes the problem
Lesion diseased tissue
Recurrent to have again
Sequelae problem resulting from a disease or injury
Pending waiting for
Created by: JodyWitt