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no·sol·o·gy

(nō-sol'ŏ-jē),
The science of classification of diseases.
Synonym(s): nosonomy, nosotaxy
[noso- + G. logos, study]
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nosology

(nō-sŏl′ə-jē, -zŏl′-)
n. pl. nosolo·gies
1. The branch of medicine that deals with the classification of diseases.
2. A classification of diseases.

no′so·log′i·cal (-sə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), no′so·log′ic (-ĭk) adj.
no′so·log′i·cal·ly adv.
no·sol′o·gist n.
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nosology

(1) The branch of medical science that deals with orderly relationships among diseases or classifications of disease.
(2) A scientific or theoretical system for classification of disease.
(3) A description of the characteristics of a particular disease or syndrome.
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nosology

Informatics The branch of medical science that deals with orderly relationships among or classifications of disease. See Composite clinical data dictionary.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

no·sol·o·gy

(nō-sol'ŏ-jē)
1. The science of classification of diseases.
2. Classification of sick people into groups, whatever the criteria for the classification, and agreement as to the boundaries of the groups.
Synonym(s): nosonomy, nosotaxy.
[noso- + G. logos, study]
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nosology

The science of the classification of diseases. There have been suggestions that nosology may sometimes be influenced by factors other than the purely terminological and the need for accurate description. If, for instance, most mood disorders are actually a combination of anxiety and depression (see COTHYMIA), it is unsatisfactory to assert that these are two different diseases requiring different drug treatments. From the Greek nosos , disease.
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The disease accordingly entered and traversed all the major and minor nosologies of the eighteenth century; the nosologists listed in Cullen's long subtitle hailed from France (Sauvages), Sweden (Linnaeus), Germany (Vogel), Poland (Sagar), and Ireland (Macbride).
As the latter goes unrecognized in the DSMs and ICDs, these nosologies are ruled out for primary or foundational tools for the psychological restoration domain.
That nosology took its own African-centered culture-focused lead and in doing so it revoked proactively the license of the Eurasian conceptual systems of mental health and personality disorder reflected in the DSM and ICD nosologies to prevail.
Second, the Azibo Nosology II resplendently systematizes the disorders from African-centered literature with the Eurasian DSM and ICD nosologies. As the Azibo Nosologoy II straightforwardly projects its centered African reality as correct for ADP worldwide, it is an exemplar of multi-cultural reality manifest.
As Azibo and others are developing solid and useful nosologies which identify variant African behaviors from African normalcy, it can be expected that the maafa will contravene.