Biology of Disease by Nessar Ahmed, Maureen Dawson, Chris Smith, Ed Wood

By Nessar Ahmed, Maureen Dawson, Chris Smith, Ed Wood

Biology of ailment describes the biology of a number of the human issues and ailment which are encountered in a medical atmosphere. it really is designed for first and moment 12 months scholars in biomedical technology courses and also will be a powerful reference for overall healthiness technology execs in addition to being necessary to scholars starting scientific tuition. genuine circumstances are used to demonstrate the significance of biology in realizing the reasons of ailments, in addition to in analysis and remedy.

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C) If the diagnostic cut-off value is set too low then the number of false positives increase whereas number of false negatives decrease, that is, the test has low specificity and high sensitivity. Frequency False negatives Values in health Values in disease False positives Reference range (B) Frequency Physicians have to be very careful when interpreting the results of tests. It is obviously very unsatisfactory to tell a patient that he or she is suffering from cancer when this is not the case and vice versa.

However, set against this is the fact that many of the machines used in the hospital for clinical analysis routinely test for a number of analytes, whether they are asked to or not, since it is easier to set up the machine in this way rather than to adjust them for individual patients. 19) from the collection of blood using a simple thumbprick or, more usually a syringe, to surgery to obtain a biopsy, where a small piece of tissue is taken from the patient. Blood needs to be collected with care (Chapter 13).

Sign mmm Something the clinician specifically looks or feels for, such as redness or swelling of the skin, when examining the patient. Symptom An indication that a disease is present and something of which the patient complains, for example, nausea, malaise or pain. Syncope Fainting with a temporary loss of consciousness resulting from a temporarily inadequate supply of oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Syndrome A term applied to describe certain diseases that are characterized by multiple abnormalities and features that form a distinct clinical picture.

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