presymptomatic disease

presymptomatic disease

[-simp′təmat′ik]
Etymology: L, prae + Gk, symptoma, a happening
an early stage of disease when physiological changes have begun but no signs or symptoms are observed.
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Arrayit is a microarray technology leader that sells its patented and proprietary discovery platform to researchers and clinical laboratories worldwide to empower exploration of the human genome, presymptomatic disease diagnostics and the development of safer and more effective pharmaceuticals.
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By enabling presymptomatic disease diagnosis and providing the means of intervention, the health care discipline of Medical Genetics makes it possible to prevent the onset of disease, thus maintaining health, prolonging life and lowering the cost of treatment.
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