the determination of the nature of a disease and the art of distinguishing one disease or condition from another by the scientific evaluation of signs, symptoms, history, test results, and procedures.
sign of disease
an objective manifestation, something that can be observed or measured
a subjective experience of a condition as perceived by the patient
-algia and -dynia
suffixes mean pain
Gastralgia and gastrodynia
stomach pain or stomachache
twitching or cramp
refers to a sudden constriction of the air passages of the lungs; causes coughing and difficult breathing and is a clinical feature of asthma.
-ectasia and -ectasis
dilatation, also called dilation
lung passages are dilated
a condition of small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin
control of bleeding
stopping or controlling
deficiency or lack of
lacking bone substance
a deficiency of calcium in the body tissues and fluids.
soft or softening of
softening of the bone.
the waxy swelling of the hands, face, and feet that is a characteristic of hypothyroidism
vomit, vomiting, or to vomit
blood in the vomit
liver, which is greatly enlarged
enlargement of the spleen
disease of the pituitary gland that causes enlargement of the extremities (arms and legs).
like or resembling
skin-like or resembling skin.
a sac-like structure containing a collection of tissue that is made up of embryologic cells of the same type as skin, commonly found in the brain, the spinal cord, or an ovary
rupture of the stomach
white discharge, a common vaginal condition
-rrhagia and -rrhage
excessive bleeding or hemorrhage
bleeding of blood
excessive menstrual flow