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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]

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.

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.

nosology

Informatics The branch of medical science that deals with orderly relationships among or classifications of disease. See Composite clinical data dictionary.

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]

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).
Death certificates for all deceased were coded by trained nosologists according to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 9th revision.
The underlying cause of death is coded according to the the Manual of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases, Injuries, and Causes of Death, 10th revision (ICD-10) by nosologists from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) who receive DNFs from the central Home Affairs Office in Pretoria.
The reliability and accuracy of the underlying cause of death also depend on the information reported by the certifier and on the state and national nosologists who determine the codes and the underlying causes.
The providers and users of the information -- based on this encyclopedia -- will also have the assurance that this volume represents the best contemporary thinking or clinicians, nosologists, and statisticians.