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Flashcards in disease terminology Deck (30):
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asymptomatic

without signs of disease

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atraumatic

pertaining to, resulting from, or caused by a noninjurious rout

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carrier

animal that harbors an infectious agent without displaying clinical signs and who may transmit the infectious agent to others

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clinical

visible readily, observed, pertaining to treatment

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contract

to catch a disease

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disease

deviation from normal health

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epidemiology

the study of relationships determining frequency and distribution of diseases

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etiology

study of disease causes

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excessive

more than normal

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focus

localized region

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germ

common term for any pathogenic microorganism, but especially bacterial and viral organisms

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incidence

number of new cases of disease occurring during a given time

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labile

unstable

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lethal

causing death

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morbid

afflicted with disease

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morbidit

ratio of diseased animals to well animals in a population

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moribund

near death

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mortality

ratio of diseased animals that die to diseased animals

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palliative

able to relieve but not cure a condition

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phobia

extreme fear

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prevalence

number of cases of disease in a population at a certain time

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prophylaxis

prevention

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sequela

condition occuring as a consequence of another condition

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subclinical

without showing signs of disease

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susceptible

lacking resistance

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swollen

enlarged by fluid retention

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transmissible

abliity to transfer from one animal to the next

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transmission

transfer from one animal to the next. there are different types of disease transmission including blood borne transmission, sexual transmission, airborne transmission, and fecal transmission

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traumatic

pertaining to, resulting from, or causing injury

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zoonosis

disease that can be transmitted between animals and humans.

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