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Study of the cause of disease is called?
Etiology
Measures Metabolic rate?
PET
Diagnostic use of sound waves?
Ultrasound
The study of disease?
Pathology
Acronym of "computed axial tomography"?
CAT
Determination of the nature of the disease?
Diagnosis
Forecast of the cause or outcome of a disease?
Prognosis
Diagnostic procedure using a flexible probe and camera?
Endoscopy
Adjective meaning a disease that is induced by medical treatment?
iatrogenic
Adjective meaning of a disease of unknown cause?
idiopathic
A condition following and resulting from a disease?
Sequelae
A response to a trauma that is marked by symptoms of redness, swelling,heat and pain?
Inflammation
The multiplication of parasitic organisms within the body, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi?
Infection
A state of the body in which homeostasis has faltered due to any cause?
disease
Adjective describing a disease of long duration, usually with a slow progression?
Chronic
Adjective describing a disease of short duration and often with a sharp/severe effect?
Acute
A wound or Injury?
Trauma
A feeling or mental experience perceiving any stimulus?
Sensation
An abnormality that is discovered by an examination?
Sign
An appearance or sensation experienced by a patient that deviates from normal/healthy state?
Symptom