diagnosis

  

Definition

Identification of a condition, disease, disorder, or problem by systematic analysis of the background or history, examination of the signs or symptoms, evaluation of the research or test results, and investigation of the assumed or probable causes. Effective prognosis is not possible without effective diagnosis.

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  • I had some health issues that were had to describe and my doctor had a very difficult time coming up with a diagnosis.

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  • The diagnosis my doctor gave me was bad. He looked all my tests and both sides of my families history to come to that.

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  • A doctor's first objective, besides alleviating pain, is to provide the most accurate possible diagnosis so that effective treatment can be identified and implemented.

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