Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/25

Click to flip

25 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
Disorders that involve the break down of tissue.
Degenerative diseases
Diseases caused by either a lack of or excess intake of different consumable products.
Nutritional disorders
Disorders that are a disruption of the reactions involved in cellular metabolism.
Metaboloc disorders
Disorders that involve the immune system.
Immune disorders
Cancer and other types of tumors.
Neoplasms
Mental disorders.
Psychiatric disorders
Age, sex, heredity, living conditions & habits, emotional disturbances, physical & chemical damage, & preexisting illness.
Predisposing causes of diseases.
Study of the physiological basis of disease
Pathophysiology
The study of the cause of any disease or the theory of its origin
Etiology
A diseases range of occurrence and its tendency to affect certain groups.
Incidence
Diseases that are relatively severe, but last a short time.
Acute
Diseases that are often less severe, but are continuous or recurring for long periods.
Chronic
Diseases that are not as severe as acute nor as long-lasting as chronic.
Subacute
A disease without a known cause.
Idiopathic
A disease that can be transmitted from one person to another.
Communicable
Many people in a given region acquire the disease at the same time.
Epidemic
A disease that is found to a lesser extent, but continuously in a particular region.
Endemic
A disease that is prevalent throughout a country, continent, or the whole world.
Pandemic
A conclusion as to the nature of an illness.
Diagnosis
Conditions of a disease that the patient notes and tells the medical professional.
Symptoms
The objective (measurable) manifestations of the disease.
Signs
A characteristic group of symptoms & signs.
Syndrome
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease.
Prognosis
A course of treatment.
Therapy
To stop the disease before it happens.
Prevention.