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AETIOLOGY
Study of the cause of disease
PATHOLOGY
Study of disease process
EPIDEMIOLOGY
Study of the spread of disease
DIAGNOSIS (ES) more than one
Distinguishing of one disease from another
PROGNOSIS
Forecast of length and outcome of disease
IDIOPATHIC
Of unknown origin
CONGENITAL
Condition present at birth
HEREDITARY
Passed on through generations
CARCINOMA
Malignant growth
MESTASTASIS (ES)
Secondary deposits from a primary growth
MALIGNANT
Harmful - will spread
BENIGN
Harmless
PROPHYLAXIS
Prevention of disease
THERAPEUTIC
Healing
THERAPY
Treatment
ANAPHYLAXIS
Allergic reaction causing severe shock
PALLIATIVE
Treatment which relieves symptoms but does not cure
RELAPSE
Flare up of an illness after recovery has become
REMISSION
Improvement but often temporary
FULMINATING
Rapid serious cause of disease
TERMINAL
Final
DEBILITY
State of weakness after an illness
MALAISE
Fever or tiredness before an illness
SHOCK
Fall in blood pressure and temperature due to haemorrhage, injury or shock
TRAUMA
Injury
CONTUSION
Bruise
HAEMATOMA
Swelling containing blood
LESION
Change in an organ or tissue due to disease or injury
EXUDATE
Fluid from an open wound
NECROSIS
Death of cells in an organ or tissue
GANGRENE
Death of tissue due to loss of blood supply
FISSURE
Crack (in skin, tissue)
FISTULA
An abnormal opening
ICTERIC
Jaundiced
FOETOR
Smell
FEBRILE
FEVERISH
AFEBRILE
Without Fever
PYREXIA
Raised Temperature
STRICTURE
Narrowing of vessel
STENOSIS
Narrowing of an opening
ATROPHY
Wasting of tissue
ADHESIONS
Abnormal joining of two surfaces
POLYP
Overgrowth of skin or surface tissue
CACHEXIA
Emaciation - abnormally thin
REFERRED
Sensation occurring at a distance from the source
SEPSIS
Infection
PURULENT
Full of Pus
EROSION
Wearing away of tissue
ULCER
Break in the skin extending to all its layers
HAEMATOCELE
Swelling caused by leakage of blood into a cavity
OCCLUSION
Closure of an opening
MUCUS
Secretion from mucous membrane
MUCOID
Like Mucus
VISCID
Sticky and glutinous
VISCERA
Any of the organs contained in the body cavity especially the abdomen
ASYMPTOMATIC
Without any current symptoms