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Signs Indicators of disease that are obvious to someone other than the affected individual.
Symptoms Subjective feelings, such as pain or nausea.
Diagnosis The identification of specific disease through evaluation of signs and symptoms, laboratory tests, or other tools.
Etiology The causative factors in a particular disease.
Pathogenesis The development of the disease or the sequence of events involved in the tissue changes related to the specific disease process.
Treatment Medical care for an illness or injury.
Prognosis The probability or likelihood for recovery or for other outcomes.
Morbidity The disease rates within a group.
Mortality Figures indicating the relative number of deaths resulting from a particular disease.
Acute Illness A short-term illness that develops very quickly.
Chronic Illness An often milder condition developing gradually, but it persists for a long time and usually causes more permanent tissue damage.
Subacute Illness Relating to a disease present in a person with no symptoms of it.
Incidence The number of new cases in a given population noted within a stated time period.
Prevalence The number of new and old or existing cases within a specific population and time period.
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