1. one or more disease(s) concurrent with another disease.
2. the occurrence of two or more diseases in the same patient.
3. an injury or disorder occurring in a patient with a pre-existing condition.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A morbid process or event that occurs during the course of a disease that is not an essential part of that disease, although it may result from it or from independent causes.
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Medicine A secondary disease, an accident, or a negative reaction occurring during the course of an illness and usually aggravating the illness.
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Any adverse medical response to a procedure or therapy; in drug therapy, aka
, adverse–side effects, see there.
The simultaneous presentation of 2 or more diseases Patient management Any adverse or undesired result of disease management. See Contraindication
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A morbid process or event occurring during a disease that is not an essential part of the disease, although it may result from it or from independent causes.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
complication An additional disorder, or new feature, arising in the course of, or as a result of, a disease, injury or abnormality.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Morbid process or event that occurs during course of a disease but is not an essential part of it.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
Patient discussion about complication
Q. What Are the Complications of Obesity? Why is obesity so dangerous? What are the possible complications of being obese?
A. Excessive body weight has been shown to predispose to various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, sleep disturbances (sleep apnea) and osteoarthritis. Obesity is one of the major risk factors for developing a heart attack, as well as hypertension and stroke. It is also a risk factor for breast, colon, prostate cancer and other malignancies. It is known that losing weight helps to reduce the risk of suffering from these diseases.
Q. What Are the Complications of Alcoholism? What is the damage and complications cause by alcoholism?
A. the complications very by each individual,everyone is different,but alcoholism it not only hurts you, but it hurts everyone around you also,your playing with a loaded gun.
Q. What are the complications of osteoarthritis? I have been suffering from osteoarthritis for over a year now. What are the complications of this disease?
A. Osteoarthritis, as other chronic arthritic diseases, has a very debilitating influence, due to the great pain people often suffer from. It sometimes becomes impossible to walk or stand up, and thus it lead to less movement, weight gain, development of blood clots and venous stasis. The emotional stress can be very debilitating as well.More discussions about complication
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