Flashcards in CONCEPTS OF HEALTH & DISEASE Deck (46)
Define Onset of Disease.
Sudden and obvious or acute symptoms
Procedure of an excision of living tissue
What is Pathology?
Study of nature and causes of disease and its changes affecting body
What is Pathophysiology?
Study of disease process affecting the physiological functions of the body
Define Subclinical State.
Pathological changes occur, but no obvious manifestations are exhibited
What is the Acute/Clinical Stage?
Appearance of signs and symptoms
Procedure examination after death
Define Systemic Clinical Manifestation.
Effect of disease involving different organ systems
Gradual progression of disease with mild signs
What does the World Health Organization provide?
Leadership on global health matters
Define Therapy or therapeutic interventions.
Treatment to promote recovery or slow progress of a disease
What is Pathogenesis?
Sequence of cellular and tissue events from time of contact to expression of disease
Symptoms is defined as?
Changes in body or function indicating disease
What is the process of Primary Prevention?
Removing risk factors using vaccinations
What does Remissions and Exacerbations mean?
The manifestations of disease subside whereas the signs increase
What is the World Health Assembly?
The decision making body of the WHO
Define Acute Disease.
Short term illness developing quickly
What is the process of Secondary Prevention?
Detecting disease early - stop progression with screenings
Define Chronic Disease.
Mild conditions developing gradually
What is a Diagnosis?
Nature or cause of a health problem
Define Precipitating Factor.
A condition triggering an acute episode
What is Sequelae?
Unwanted outcomes of the primary condition
Define Local Clinical Manifestation.
Effect of disease found at site of problem
What is the process of Tertiary Prevention?
Prevent further deterioration - reduce complications of disease
Define Congenital Acquired.
Disease surfacing later in life
Define Microscopic Changes.
Disease changes at cellular level
Problems that arise after the original disease begins
Body's attempt to compensate for altered function - occurs together in response
Causative factors in a particular disease