Flashcards in CONCEPTS OF HEALTH & DISEASE Deck (46)
Define Gross Change.
Disease changing organ or system level
What is Morbidity?
Disease rate within a group
An interruption of a body system/organ structure defined by a recognized etiologic agent
A treatment or an error causes a disease
Disease present at birth
Define the Incubation Stage.
"Silent Stage" - Time between exposure to microorganism and onset of signs and symptoms
Define Predisposing Factor.
A risk for a disease
Elimination of pathogen without signs and symptoms of disease
Collection of signs and symptoms - affecting more than one organ
What is Public Health Canada and its contact number?
Agency for public health in Canada. Call 211
Unlnown cause of disease
What is the Prodromal Period?
Early development of disease when body is undergoing changes with non-specific signs
Signs refers to?
Objective indicator of a disease
What is Mortality?
Number of deaths resulting from a disease
Probability or likelihood for recovery