Disease concepts include:
- Disease – a particular abnormal, pathological condition that affects part or all of an organism
- Disease Class – a specific category of similar but different diseases
- Symptom – the physical manifestations of a disease
- Signs/diagnostic signs – symptoms or test results that support a disease diagnosis. These generally exclude genetic tests, which often define (as opposed to support) a disease diagnosis.
When in doubt, search online resources like: diseasesdatabase.com and ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/ or visit our new Wikia forum for help.