Essentials Of Human Disease And Conditions

Chapter 1 Mechanisms Of Disease, Diagnosis And Treatment
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Allergen
an antigenic substance capable of producing an allergic response in the body
Anaphylaxis
a severe symptomatic allergic reaction
Asymptomatic
without symptoms
Carcinogenic
a substance that produces cancer or that causes transformation of a normal cell to a cancerous...
Chromosome
structures in the nucleus of a cell that function in the transmission of genetic information
Genotype
genetic code
Homeostasis
a state of equilibrium within the body
Hospice
unique concept of care developed to help patients and their families deal with lifethreatening...
Ischemia
holding back or obstructing the flow of blood
Metastasis
spreading of malignant diseases or pathogenic microorganisms from one organ or part to another...
Mutation
a variation or change in genetic structure
Pathogenesis
the development of disease; pathologic mechanisms
Somatoform
pysychogenic symptoms without an underlying disease process

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