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the study and diagnosis of disease through examination of organs, tissues, cells and bodily fluids.
the study of the mechanical, physical and biochemical functions of living organisms
pathophysiology includes four interrelated topics
etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and treatment implications
the study of the causes or reasons for phenomena
cause is unknown
the cause is the result of an unintended or unwanted medical treatment
the development or evolution of a disease
signs of a disease
manifestations of the disease, objective data that may be gathered by clinical examination.
subjective feelings of an abnormality in the body
when the etiology of a particular set of signs and symptoms has not yet been determined
the time between exposure of a tissue to an injurious agent and the first appearance of signs and symptoms
the prodromal period
the appearance of the first signs and symptoms indicating the onset of a disease