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Homeostasis
bodily adjustments to changes in the environment that help maintain a steady, healthy balance
normal state
Disease
a change in structure or function that results from disequilibrium
abnormal
Sign
objective evidence of disease based on physical examination and laboratory and diagnostic tests
objective
Symptom
subjective indications of disease reported by the patient
subjective
Diagnosis
determination of the nature of disease based on signs, symptoms, and lab and diagnostic tests
integration of evidence
Prognosis
the predicted course and outcome of a disease
future implications
Acute
the sudden and short term onset of a disease
sudden
Chronic
a long term, slowly progressing disease
long, slow
Terminal
a disease that is expected to end in death
death
Remission
a subsiding stage of a disease when the symptoms are latent, but the disease is still present
dormant disease
Exacerbation
the re-emergence of symptoms and signs when a disease is more active
return of symptoms
Relapse
the reoccurence of a disease long after its apparent cessation
return of disease
Complication
an additional disease or abnormality that occurs as a result of the initial disease
additional result
Sequela
the permanent aftermath of a disease
long term
Mortality
a measure of deaths attributed to a disease over a designated period of time
death
Morbidity
a measure of disability or extent of illness caused by a disease
disability/illness
Etiology
the cause of disease
cause
Pathogenesis
the cause and development of disease
development
Idiopathic
an unknown cause of a disease
unknown
Lesion
the damage done to tissue and cells
damage