Essentials Of Human Disease And Conditions

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

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