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Define Onset of Disease.

Sudden and obvious or acute symptoms

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Define Biopsy.

Procedure of an excision of living tissue

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What is Pathology?

Study of nature and causes of disease and its changes affecting body

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What is Pathophysiology?

Study of disease process affecting the physiological functions of the body

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Define Subclinical State.

Pathological changes occur, but no obvious manifestations are exhibited

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What is the Acute/Clinical Stage?

Appearance of signs and symptoms

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Define Autopsy.

Procedure examination after death

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Define Systemic Clinical Manifestation.

Effect of disease involving different organ systems

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Define Insidious.

Gradual progression of disease with mild signs

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What does the World Health Organization provide?

Leadership on global health matters

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Define Therapy or therapeutic interventions.

Treatment to promote recovery or slow progress of a disease

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What is Pathogenesis?

Sequence of cellular and tissue events from time of contact to expression of disease

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Symptoms is defined as?

Changes in body or function indicating disease

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What is the process of Primary Prevention?

Removing risk factors using vaccinations

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What does Remissions and Exacerbations mean?

The manifestations of disease subside whereas the signs increase

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What is the World Health Assembly?

The decision making body of the WHO

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Define Acute Disease.

Short term illness developing quickly

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What is the process of Secondary Prevention?

Detecting disease early - stop progression with screenings

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Define Chronic Disease.

Mild conditions developing gradually

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What is a Diagnosis?

Nature or cause of a health problem

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Define Precipitating Factor.

A condition triggering an acute episode

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What is Sequelae?

Unwanted outcomes of the primary condition

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Define Local Clinical Manifestation.

Effect of disease found at site of problem

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What is the process of Tertiary Prevention?

Prevent further deterioration - reduce complications of disease

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Define Congenital Acquired.

Disease surfacing later in life

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Define Microscopic Changes.

Disease changes at cellular level

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Define Complications.

Problems that arise after the original disease begins

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Signs/Symptoms means?

Body's attempt to compensate for altered function - occurs together in response

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Define Etiology.

Causative factors in a particular disease

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Define Convalescence or rehabilitation.

Period of recovery and return to the normal health state