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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 one
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 illness
Ischemia
 
holding back or obstructing the flow of blood
Metastasis
 
spreading of malignant diseases or pathogenic microorganisms from one organ or part to another not directly connected with it
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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