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Homeostasis
The maintenance of a steady state within the body.
Disease
A state of functional disequllibrium, a change in function or structure that is considered to be abnormal.
Signs
Objective evidence of disease observed on physical examination.
Symptoms
Subjective indications of disease reported by the patient.
Syndrome
Certain sets of signs and symptoms occur concurrently in some diseases.
Diagnosis
The determination of the nature of a disease.
Prognosis
Predicted course and outcome of the disease.
Acute
Sudden onset and short term disease.
Chronic
A disease may begin insidiously and be long lived.
Terminal
Diseases that end in death.
Remission
Signs and symptoms of a chronic disease subside.
Exacebation
Signs and symptoms may recur in all their severity.
Relapse
Occurs when a disease returns weeks or months after it's apparent cessation.
Complication
A disease or other abnormal state that develops in a person already siffering the disease.
Sequela
Aftermath of a particular disease.
Mortality
A measure of the number of deaths attributed to a disease in a given population over a given period of time.
Morbidity
A measure of the disability and extent of illness caused by a disease.
Etiology
The source or cause of the disease.
Pathogenesis
The source or cause of a disease, together with it's development.
Idipathic
If the cause of the disease is not known.
Lesion
An abnormal tissue structure or function.