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HD - Chapter 01 Introduction to Human Diseases

A Disease that is short term Acute
Using a stethoscope to listen to body cavities and organs Auscultation (AWS-kul-TAY-shun)
A disease that persists for a long time Chronic
The onset of a second disease or disorder in an individual who is already affected with a disease Complication
The identification or naming of a disease Diagnosis
A change in structure or function within the body that is considered to be abnormal; any change from normal Disease
A derangement or abnormality of function Disorder
The study of cause or the cause of a disease Etiology (ET-tee-OL-oh-jee)
A time when symptoms flare up or become worse Exacerbation (x-AS-er-BAY-shun)
Inevitable or causing death Fatal
The concept of considering the whole person rather than just the physical being Holistic Medicine
The state of sameness or normalcy that the body strives to maintain Homeostasis
A problem arising due to or related to a prescribed treatment Iatrogenic (eye-AT-roh-JEN-ick)
An unknown cause of disease Idiopathic (ID-ee-oh-PATH-ick)
Something that kills Lethal
The quality of being mortal or destined to die Mortality
A disease acquired from the hospital environment Nosocomial (NOS-oh-KOH-me-al)
Something that is directed toward relief of symptoms but does not cure. Palliative (PAL-ee-ay-tiv)
Feeling lightly or by pressing firmly on internal organs or structures Palpation
A description of how a particular disease progresses Pathogenesis
Agents that cause disease Pathogens
Caused by a pathogen or a disease Pathologic
One who studies disease Pathologist
The study of disease Pathology
Tapping over various body areas to produce a vibrating sound Percussion
Also known as risk factors; make a person more susceptible to disease Predisposing factors
Occurring more often Prevalent
Something that reduces risk Preventive
The predicted or expected outcome of the disease Prognosis
A time when symptoms are diminished or temporarily resolved Remission
Observable or measurable factors used to determine a diagnosis Signs
What patients report as their problem or problems Symptoms
A group of symptoms that may be caused by a specific disease but also may be caused by several interrelated problems. Syndrome
Complete Blood Count CBC
Urinalysis UA
Electrocardiography EKG
Computerized Axial Tomography CAT
Blood Glucose CXR
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