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What is the scientific study fo disease?
Pathology
Any abnormal change that may take place in the body?
Disease
what is an illness that has a sudden onset, severe symptoms, and runs a short, severe course?
Acute
What is an illness that lasts weeks, months, years, or even a lifetime?
Chronic
What is the sequence of events that leads to the development of disease?
Pathogenesis
The science dealing with the causes of disease?
Etiology
What is the manifestation that can be detected by the physician upon examination?
Objective
A condition having a defined collection or group of lesions, signs, or symptoms that are not always necessarily due to the same agent?
Syndrome
The process of assigning a name to a pt's condition
diagnosis
the predicted course of a disease as well as the prospects for recovery?
Prognosis
What are the types of Edema?
-Localized
-Generalized
Trauma refers to injury caused by extrinsic forces, particularly when associated with an accident or violence?
Trauma/Physical Injury
What are causes of missile wounds?
Stone
Arrows
Bullets
What is the most important cause of cancer of the lung?
Tobacco smoking
Type of burn that destroy epidermis and dermis down to the subcutaneous tissue?
Third Degree Burn
What is the the injury caused by energy transmitted by waves?
Radiation
What is the most common sourse of radiation injury?
Sunlight