PBHL 3100 Notes 2 - Characteristics Uncertainetiology...

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Biomedical Basis of Chronic Diseases Defining Chronic Disease Characteristics: Uncertain etiology Multiple risk factors Long latency period Prolonged course of illness Non-Contagious origin  Functional impairment or disability Incurable Definition of “control” of disease varies by disease Quality of life vs. quantity Two Phases: Acute vs. Chronic Acute  Episodic and discrete Hypertension Heart Disease Cardiovascular Disease
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