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epidemiology

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(epi-dee-mi-ol-ŏji)

the study of the distribution of diseases and determinants of diseases in populations, including all forms of disease that relate to the environment and ways of...

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epilepsy

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A disorder of cerebral function accompanied by recurrent seizures and sometimes loss of consciousness. The severity varies (grand mal, Jacksonian epilepsy, MERRF syndrome, myoclonic...

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neurosis

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An emotional maladjustment with the predominant symptom of anxiety together with possible impairment of thinking or judgement. It may be characterized by phobias, obsessions, compulsions,...

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pathogenesis

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The mechanism by which an etiological agent (e.g. micro-organism) causes disease or the development of a disease from its beginning to its manifestation of signs or symptoms.

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persistent sexual arousal syndrome

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A rare sexual dysfunction of unknown aetiology causing unwanted and intrusive physiological responses characteristic of sexual arousal, without conscious sexual excitement or desire,...

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