Clinical Medicine

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Clinical Medicine
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  1. The science of dealing with various factors that determine the frequencies and distribution of an infx dz.
    Epidemiology
  2. Refers to a dz that occurs naturally but in small numbers within a local area.
    Endemic or Enzoonotic
  3. An unusually high prevalence of a dz present in a region which may be rapidly spreading
    Epidemic or Epizoonotic
  4. the ratio of the number of six animals to the total number of animal involved
    Morbidity
  5. The ratio of the number of dead animals to the total number of animals involved.
    Mortality
  6. An infx acquired during hospitalization
    Nosocomial
  7. A characteristic of a dz that distinguishes it form other diseases
    Pathognomic
  8. the study/detection of antibodies or antigen in the blood/serum
    Serology
  9. The dz producing power of a microorganisim
    Virulence
  10. Incomplete, imperfect or complete lack of development
    Agenesis or Aplasia
  11. Underdevelopment of a tissue or limb
    Hypoplasia
  12. An abnormal development of a tissue or organ
    Dysplasia
  13. reduction in size of a previously normal sized organ
    Atrophy
  14. a moderate area of blood accumulation (bleeding) usually seen under the skin (bruise)
    Ecchymotic hemorrhage
  15. tiny, pin-point hemorrhages
    Petechia
  16. Inflammation of blood or lymph vessels
    Vasculitis
  17. Foreign body within the blood stream
    Emboli
  18. region of dead tissue due to a complete interference with blood flow
    Infarct
  19. Invasion and multiplication of organisms in the body
    Infection
  20. period when a dz develops by a multiplication of an infectious agent within a host
    Incubation
  21. when a disease is present without clinical signs
    Sub-clinical
  22. signs of dz are present
    Clinical
  23. Partial or complete loss of hair
    Alopecia
  24. An abnormal accumulation of serous (watery) fluid in the abdominal cavity
    Ascites
  25. Cheese like exudates
    Caseous
  26. pertaining to an accumulation of air within tissues
    Emphysematous
  27. Loss of surface tissue due to inflammation or trauma
    Erosion or Ulceration
  28. A discharge from the body
    Exudate
  29. Having a foul odor
    Fetid
  30. excessive collection of serous fluid in the thoracic cavity
    Hydrothorax
  31. fatty accumulation within a tissue or organ resulting in interference of fx
    Lipidosis
  32. An alternation from normal in structure or fx resulting from injury or dz
    Lesion
  33. an enlargement of the lymph nodes
    Lymphadenopathy
  34. having a smaller than normal brain
    Microencephaly
  35. A creamy exudate consisting of mucus and cells
    Mucopurulent
  36. Refers to dead cells or tissue in contact with living cells
    Necrotic
  37. Affecting many joints
    Polyarticular
  38. Pus
    Purulent
  39. complete systemic involvement of an infectious dz, when a microorganism and its products are throughout the bloodstream
    Septicemic
  40. Enlargement of the spleen
    Splenomegaly
  41. A superficial cavity filled with fluid elevated above the surface of the tissue or organ (blister)
    Vesicle
  42. The internal organs of the trunk of the body
    Viscera

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