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disease terminology

Acute suddenly onset, servere symptoms. short time duration- no more than a few weeks
chronic less servere symptoms. long duration months or years
communicable you can transfer it by direct or indirect contact with infection
complicating it happens when you get sick by another disease while trying to cure the original disease
congenital it is a disease you are born with since birth can be heredital
contagious highly transmissible disease
deficiency lack of vitamins or minerals
endemic occurs continuously in a particular region
epidemic attacks a large number of people in a particular region
hereditary transmitted from the parents to the child
idiopathic unknown cause
occupational comes from the patients job
organic there are natomical changes in the tissues and organs
pandemic happens more or less at the same time all over the world
primary the most important disease for a patient with several diseases. to denote a disease with no specific cause. to indicate where a process begins
prognosis the prospect for recovery of the disease
psychosomatic caused or worsened by psychological factors
secondary results from a definite contributing factor
sporadic occurs in isolated areas. neither endemic or epidemic
subacute symptoms less severe and shorter duration than a chronic disease
Created by: kristinavali