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Define Gross Change.

Disease changing organ or system level

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What is Morbidity?

Disease rate within a group

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Define Disease.

An interruption of a body system/organ structure defined by a recognized etiologic agent

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Define Iatrogenic.

A treatment or an error causes a disease

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Define Congenital.

Disease present at birth

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Define the Incubation Stage.

"Silent Stage" - Time between exposure to microorganism and onset of signs and symptoms

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Define Predisposing Factor.

A risk for a disease

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Define Resolution.

Elimination of pathogen without signs and symptoms of disease

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Define Syndrome.

Collection of signs and symptoms - affecting more than one organ

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What is Public Health Canada and its contact number?

Agency for public health in Canada. Call 211

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Define Idiopathic.

Unlnown cause of disease

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What is the Prodromal Period?

Early development of disease when body is undergoing changes with non-specific signs

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Signs refers to?

Objective indicator of a disease

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What is Mortality?

Number of deaths resulting from a disease

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Define Probability.

Probability or likelihood for recovery

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What is the Clinical Manifestation?

Clinical evidence of effect of a disease