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Unformatted text preview: -Attenuation- weakening of pathogenicity-Etiology-study of causes and origins of disease-Etiological agent- actual microbe that causes disease Classification of Diseases 1. Inherited diseases- caused by codes in DNA (ex. Sickle cell anemia) 2. Congenital- passed from mother to child (birth defects) 3. Degenerative- occur as body ages (kidney malfunctions) 4. Nutritional deficiencies- (ex iron= diphtheria) 5. Endocrine- based on excess or deficiency of hormones 6. Mental-7. Immunological- autoimmune (arthritis) body attacks itself 8. Neoplastic 9. Iatrogenic- caused by medical procedures or treatments (surgical errors, drug interactions) 10. Idiopathic- dont know what the cause is (Alzheimers) 11. Nosocomical- get it from being in a hospital (MRSA)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2010 for the course BIOLOGY 8765 taught by Professor Halland during the Spring '10 term at LA Tech.
- Spring '10