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Sign
is objective evidence of disease
diagnosis
is the identification of the disease
diagnose
is the process of reaching a dianosis
acute
disease or symptom has a rapid onset, a severe course, and a relatively short duration
symptom
is subjective evidence of a disease
subjective
can be measured only by the patient
objective
can be measured by the patients or others
differential diagnosis
attempts to determine which one of several disease may be producing symptoms
chronic
disease or symptom is of long duration. although such disease may be controlled, they are rarely cured
eponym
is disease, structure, operation, or procedure named for the person who discovered it first
syndrome
is a set of sign and symptoms that occur together as part of a specific disease process
prognosis
is a forecast or prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disorder
remission
is the temporary partial, or complete disappearance of the symptoms of a disease without having to achieve the cure.
acronym
is a word formed from the initial letter of the major parts of a compound term