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16 Cards in this Set

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the surgical removal of a sample of tissue from a living body for examination and diagnosis
Acute disease
a disease which is characterized by a single episode of fairly short duration, but which develops rapidly with more or less severe symptoms
Ambulatory care
all types of health services provided on an outpatient basis
a profuse discharge of blood, especially from a damaged blood vessel; to discharge blood profusely
the art and science of determining the nature and cause of disease as well as differentiating amoung diseases
related to the brain
health education
the process of instructing people in how to make informed decisions about matters affecting individual, family, and community health
Emergency care
care for patients with immediately severe and/or life-threatening, or potentially disabling conditions
preventive medicine
a medical approach embodying general preventive measures aimed at improving the healthfulness of the environment and peoples relation to it
medical history
the complete health status record of a patient including personal and family history of disease
dangerous to health; causing or threatening to cause death
professional misconduct or lack of ordinary skill or care in the performance of a professional act
Behavioral health
an interdisciplinary field dedicated to promoting a philosophy of health and survival based on individual life-style behavior
any drug containing a quantity of a chemical substance produced by a microorganism which has the capacity to inhibit the growth of or destroy bacteria or other microoganisms
concerning what can be communicated, a contagious disease
present (in fetus) at birth; inborn