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Diagnosis definition: The determination of the nature of a disease or condition, or the distinguishing of one disease or condition from another. Assessment may be made through physical examination, laboratory tests, or the likes. Computerized programs may be used to enhance the decision-making process.
diagnosis definition: general term for detecting and classifying diseases.
diagnosis definition: The process of identifying a disease by the signs and symptoms.
Diagnosis definition: The investigation, analysis and recognition of the presence and nature of disease, condition, or injury from expressed signs and symptoms; also, the scientific determination of any kind; the concise results of such an investigation.
Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted definition: Application of computer programs designed to assist the physician in solving a diagnostic problem.
computer assisted diagnosis definition: computer hardware, database, software or program used by medical and health personnel to assist in patient diagnostic testing; for recommended schedules of therapy use COMPUTER ASSISTED PATIENT CARE.
Computer-Aided Diagnosis definition: The use of computers for the interpretation of medical images.
Diagnosis, Differential definition: Determination of which one of two or more diseases or conditions a patient is suffering from by systematically comparing and contrasting results of diagnostic measures.
Diagnosis, Oral definition: Examination of the mouth and teeth toward the identification and diagnosis of intraoral disease or manifestation of non-oral conditions.
Nursing Diagnosis definition: Conclusions derived from the nursing assessment that establish a health status profile for the patient and from which nursing interventions may be ordered.
nursing diagnosis definition: nurses detecting and classifying diseases in human patients.
Prenatal Diagnosis definition: Determination of the nature of a pathological condition or disease in the postimplantation embryo, fetus, or pregnant female before birth.
prenatal diagnosis definition: determination of the nature of a pathological condition or disease in the postimplantation embryo or fetus.
Ultrasonography, Prenatal definition: The visualization of tissues during pregnancy through recording of the echoes of ultrasonic waves directed into the body. The procedure may be applied with reference to the mother or the fetus and with reference to organs or the detection of maternal or fetal disease.
Preimplantation Diagnosis definition: Determination of the nature of a pathological condition or disease in the ovum, zygote, or blastocyst prior to implantation. CYTOGENETIC ANALYSIS is performed to determine the presence or absence of genetic disease.
Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry) definition: The co-existence of a substance abuse disorder with a psychiatric disorder. The diagnostic principle is based on the fact that it has been found often that chemically dependent patients also have psychiatric problems of various degrees of severity.
Postmortem Diagnosis definition: Diagnosis of a disease or condition made after DEATH.
NANDA definition: North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Antemortem Diagnosis definition: Diagnosis of a disease or condition made before DEATH.
Delayed Diagnosis definition: Non-optimal interval of time between onset of symptoms, identification, and initiation of treatment.
Late Diagnosis definition: Excessive period of time between onset of disease and identification.