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a disease that is not associated with any recognizable structural changes in the body

functional disease

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an x-ray of the breast, used to detect tumor and other abnormalities

mammogram

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a study of cells from various sources, commonly used as a screening test for cancer

pap smear

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technique to determine the blood flow through the chambers of the heart and to detect abnormal communication between cardiac chambers

cardiac catheterization

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a long tubular telescope like instrument passed through the abdominal wall to examine structures within the peritoneal cavity

laparoscope

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the cause especially the cause of a disease

etiology

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manner in which a disease develops

pathogenesis

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any structural abnormality or pathologic change

lesion

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any disturbance of the structure or function of the body

disease

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a photograph taken with x-rays

roentgenogram

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an examination of the interior of the body by means of various lighted tubular instruments

endoscopy

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a disease associated with structural changes in the affected tissue or organ

organic disease

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the study of the structural changes in the body caused by disease

pathology

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the determination of the nature and cause of a patient's illness

diagnosis

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an x-ray technique for studying the caliber of blood vessels by injection of radiopaque material into the vessel

arteriogram

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an x-ray technique producing detailed cross-sectional images of the body by means of x-ray tube and detectors connected to a computer.

CAT Scan (CT scan) computed tomographic scan

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a diagnostic procedure that yields computer-generated images based on the movement of hydrogen atoms in tissues subjected to a strong magnetic field

magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

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the probable outcome of a disease or disorder

prognosis