vocabulary words and terms

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vocabulary words and terms
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  1. Objective measurable manifestations of the disease process
    signs
  2. Experiences the patient feels
    symptoms
  3. Diseases caused by the physician or treatments (side effects or complications) known or unknown
    iatrogenic
  4. infections acquired within a healthcare setting
    nosocomial
  5. Infections acquired outside of the healthcare facility
    community acquired
  6. underlying cause is unknown
    idiopathic
  7. bodies response to injury
    inflammation
  8. accumulation of abnormal amounts of fluid in body tissues or cavity
    edema
  9. interference of blood supply to an organ
    ischemia
  10. occlusion of blood supply that results in necrosis of tissue
    infarct
  11. bleeding or abnormal blood flow from a vessel into tissue or outside of the body
    hemorrhage
  12. wasting away of tissue, decrease in size and number of cells
    atrophy
  13. increase in number of cells in response to demand
    hyperplasia
  14. Loss in uniformity of individual cells or architecture. Sometimes premalignant
    dysplasia
  15. New growth. Abnormal proliferation of cells/tumors. Does not necessarily mean malignancy
    Neoplasm
  16. Non cancerous, non invasive, resembles cells of origin, May cause symptoms due to displaced tissues
    Benign
  17. Cancerous, invasive or metastatic (invades other organs)
    malignant
  18. What are the 4 steps of inflammation?
    • Alterations in blood flow
    • Migration of circulating white blood cells
    • Phagocytosis
    • Repair of tissue and scar formation
  19. Hemorrhage significance is determined by
    • volume
    • rate
    • site

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