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disease
deviation or interruption of norm
symptom
subjective evidence of disease
syndrome
many symptoms together
etiology
cause of a disease or disorder
auscultation
listening with stethescope
inspection
looking at parts of the body that are affected
palpatation
act of feeling with fingers
percussion
tapping with finger on body wall to detect variation in sound
deficiency
a lack or defect
degenerative
pertaining to deterioration
developmental
abnormality in development of tissue, organ or body part
essential
diseases where cause is unknown; assumed to have arisen spontaneously
familial
occurring more often in a family than is likely to happen by chance
functional
disturbance of function without evidence of some type of abnormality
hereditary
genetically transmitted from parent to offspring
idiopathic
unknown cause, arising spontaneously
infectious
caused by an infection
molecular
caused by abnormality in chemical structure
neoplastic
pertaining to new and abnormal growth (tumor)
nutritional
due to nutritional factors
organic
demonstrable abnormality in body structure
traumatic
from injury
acquired
not born with it
acute
short and severe course
asymptomatic
having no symptoms
chronic
persisting over a long period of time
congenital
present at birth
disabling
impairment of normal functions
end-stage
progressively deteriorating
intermittent
symptoms at intervals
malignant
becoming progressively worse, eventually causing death
neonatal
affecting newborns
paroxysmal
sudden recurrence /intensification of symptoms
progressive
advancing, going forward
recurrent
reappears after it has gone away
relapsing
return after cessation
remissive
most or all of symptoms have gone away
sequela
disease that continues after the original disease goes away
subacute
not acute, not chronic, inbetween
terminal
expected to end in death, no matter what the treatment