Definitions for medical diagnosis
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word medical diagnosis
identification of a disease from its symptoms
Medical diagnosis is diagnosis in the field of medicine, that is, the determination of which disease or condition is causing a person's signs and symptoms. It is called simply diagnosis when the medical context is implicit. Both the process of determining which disease or condition is present and the conclusion that is reached by this process are called "diagnosis". The foundation of diagnosis is always the information from the history and the physical examination, but often one or more diagnostic procedures, such as diagnostic tests, are also done during the process. Diagnosis is often challenging, because many signs and symptoms are nonspecific. For example, redness of the skin, by itself, is a sign of many disorders and thus doesn't tell the physician what is wrong. Thus differential diagnosis, in which several possible explanations are compared and contrasted, must be performed. This involves the correlation of various pieces of information followed by the recognition and differentiation of patterns. Occasionally the process is made easy by a sign or symptom that is pathognomonic.
Translations for medical diagnosis
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for medical diagnosis »
Find a translation for the medical diagnosis definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these medical diagnosis definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"medical diagnosis." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 7 Jul 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/medical diagnosis>.