MOR 366 - Funeral Pathology - Lesson 1.2

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Diagnosis

Identification of a disease or syndrome; to recognize the nature of disease.

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Prognosis

Prediction of the outcome of a disease.

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Symptoms

Subjective indications of the presence of disease.

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Signs

Objective indications of the presence of disease.

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Syndrome

A set of signs and symptoms associated with a particular disease.

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Exacerbation

Increase in the severity of a disease.

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Remission

A cessation of the symptoms of disease.

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Congenital

Existing at the time of birth or shortly thereafter.

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Acquired

A disease, condition, or abnormality that is not hereditary or innate.

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Acute

Having rapid onset, severe symptoms, and a short course.

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Recurrent

Reappearance of symptoms after a period of remission.

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Chronic

A disease with a slow onset and long duration.

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Fulminating

Having rapid and severe onset; usually fatal.

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Endemic

A disease that is continuously present in a given population.

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Epidemic

Higher than normal appearance of an infectious disease or condition within a given population.

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Pandemic disease

Widespread epidemic, possibly worldwide.

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Sporadic

Disease that occurs in a random or isolated manner.

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Prevalence

The number of cases of a disease present in a specified population at a given time.

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Morbidity rate

The number of cases per year of certain diseases in relation to the population in which they occur.

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Mortality rate

The number of deaths in a given time or place or proportion of deaths to a population.

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Idiopathic

Of unknown cause.

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Infection

A disease caused by microorganisms, esp. those that release toxins or invade body tissues.

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Communicable

A disease that may be transmitted either directly or indirectly between individuals by an infectious agent.

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Allergy

Having a hypersensitive immune response to a foreign substance.

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Febrile

Pertaining to or characterized by fever.

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Occupational disease

A disease related to one's working conditions.

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Nosocomial

Infection acquired in a health care setting (such as a hospital or nursing home.)

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Intoxication

The state of being poisoned by a drug or toxic substance.

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Infestation

Presence in or on the body of macroscopic organisms.

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Complication

An unfavorable condition arising during the course of disease.

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Iatrogenic

Any injury or illness that occurs as a result of medical care.

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Pathogenesis

The origin and development of a disease.

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Deficiency

A condition due to lack of dietary or metabolic substance.

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Hereditary

Genetic characteristics transmitted from parent to offspring.