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diagnosis

the determination of teh cause of disease.

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sign

a characteristic of disease that can be observed by others

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acute

having a short course with a sudden onset; implies severe.

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peracute

having an excessively acute onset

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endemic

the ongoing presence of disease in a group, called enzootic if the disease is always present in an animal community

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differential diagnosis

the determination of possible causes of diseases; a list of possible causes of the disease

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symptom.

the characteristic of disease that can be sensed only by the patient; incorrect term in veterinary medicine.

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chronic

having a long course with a progressive onset; persisting for a long time

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epidemic

the sudden and widespread outbreak of disease in a group; also called epizootic if the outbreak attacks many animals in a group; called episodic if the outbreak occurs sporadically

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prognosis

the prediction of the outcome of the disease

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syndrome

the set of signs that occur together

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remission

the partial or complete disappearance of disease signs

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pandemic

a disease outbreak occuring over a large geographic area; also called panzootic if the widespread outbreak affects many animals over a large geographic area.

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