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acute
sharp, intense, severe symptoms and short course
chronic
condition developing slowly and persisting over time
benign
mild or noncancerous
malignant
harmful or cancerous
degeneration
gradual deterioration of normal cells and body functions
degenerative disease
disease which deterioration of structure or function of tissue
diagnosis
determination of the presence of a disease based on evalucation of symptoms, signs, tests
etiology
cause of disease
exacerbation
increase in severity of a disease with aggravation of symptoms
remission
period which symptoms and signs stop or abate
febrile
relating to a fever
gross
large; visible to naked eye
idiopathic
condition occurring without a clearly identified cause
localized
limited to a definite area or part
systemic
relating to the whole body rather than only a part
malaise
feeling of unwellness
marked
significant
equivocal
vague, questionable
morbidity
sick; a state of disease
morbidity rate
number of cases of disease in a given year; ratio of sick to well individuals in a given population
mortality
state of being subject to death
mortality rate
death rate; ratio of total number of deaths to total number in a given population
prognosis
foreknowledge; prediction of likely outcome of disease
progressive
advance of a condition as signs and symptoms increase in severity
prophylaxis
process or measure that prevents disease
recurrent
to occur again: describes a return of symptoms and signs after a period of quiescence
sequela
disorder or condition after, and usually resulting from, a previous disease of injury
sign
a mark; objective evidence of disease that can be seen or verified by an examiner
symptom
occurrrence; subjective evidence of disease that is perceived by the patient and often noted in his or her own words
syndrome
running together; combination of symptoms and signs that give a distince clinical picture indicating a particular condition or disease
noncontributory
not involved in bringing on the condition or result
unremarkable
not significant of worthy of nothing