Diagnosis

Diagnosis

5 June 2014 Off By simone

The word diagnosis comes from Greek “dia-gnosis” which means “to know through”. Diagnosis is a process of observations and studies which lead to individuate the presence of a given illness. The diagnostic process can be divided into 5 steps.

 

  1. The signs and symptoms collection by anamnesis.
  2. The checkup (physical examination performed by the physician).
  3. Hypothesis formulation of the diagnosis.
  4. Arrangement of a facultative deepening process (through lab analysis and/or toward the use of machines).
  5. Formulation of the diagnosis.
Pharmaceutical lexicon

Pharmaceutical lexicon