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Disease Terms

deficiency A lack or defect.
degenerative Pertaining to deterioration.
developmental Occurs as a result of some abnormality in the development of tissue, an organ, or body part.
essential Disease for which cause is unknown
familial Occurring in more members of a family than would be expected by chance.
functional Of, connected with, or being a function.
hereditary Genetically transmitted from parent to offspring
idiopathic Of unknown cause
infectious Disease caused by an infection.
molecular Disease caused by abnormality in the chemical structure or concentration of a single molecule.
neoplastic Pertaining to any new and abnormal growth.
nutritional Relating to or affecting nutrition
organic Pertaining to or arising from an organ or the organs.
traumatic Resulting from some type of injury
acquired Not genetic.
acute Having a short and relatively severe course.
asymptomatic Showing or causing no symptoms
chronic Persisting over a long period of time.
congenital Present at birth.
disabling Impairment of normal functions.
end-stage Occurring in the final stages of a terminal disease or condition.
intermittent Occurring at separated intervals.
malignant Tending to become progressively worse and to result in death.
neonatal Pertaining to the first four weeks after birth.
paroxysmal Sudden recurrence or intensification of symptoms.
progressive Advancing
recurrent Returning after remissions.
relapsing Return of a disease after its apparent cessation.
remissive Disease for which most or all of the symptoms have gone away.
sequela Abnormality or disease which continues after the original disease has resolved.
subacute An illness which is neither acute nor chronic.
terminal Forming or pertaining to an end.
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