diagnosis

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(dī″ăg-nō′sĭs )

(dī″ăg-nō′sēz″)
pl. diagnoses [Gr. diagnōsis, discernment]
ABBR: dx
1. Expert identification of a disease or syndrome a person has or is believed to have.
2. The use of scientific or clinical methods to establish the cause and nature of a person's illness or injury and the functional impairment it produces. The diagnosis forms the basis for patient care.

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