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According to&nbsp;The [[World Health Organization|World Health Organization]]&nbsp;(WHO) health is "a state of complete physical, mental and socail well-being, not merely the absence of disease" so although disease is often described as the opposite to health it is in fact&nbsp;an illness that can affect a human, plant or animal's body and/or mind. The condition is usually caused by an [[Infection|infection]], [[Inflammation|inflammation]], genetic defects or environmental factors<ref name="Article">http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1299105/</ref>. Disease is a medical condition associated with specific signs and symptoms<ref>"Disease" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary</ref>.&nbsp;
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According to The [[World Health Organization|World Health Organization]] (WHO) health is "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease" so although disease is often described as the opposite to health it is, in fact, an illness that can affect a human, plant or animal's body and/or mind. The condition is usually caused by an [[Infection|infection]], [[Inflammation|inflammation]], genetic defects or environmental factors<ref name="Article">http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1299105/</ref>. A disease is a medical condition associated with specific signs and symptoms<ref>"Disease" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary</ref>.  
  
The four main types of disease are; pathogenic, deficiency, hereditary, and physiological<ref>"What is the deadliest disease in the world?". WHO. May 16, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2014.</ref>.<br>
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The four main types of disease are; pathogenic, deficiency, hereditary, and physiological<ref>"What is the deadliest disease in the world?". WHO. May 16, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2014.</ref>.  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:42, 21 October 2018

According to The World Health Organization (WHO) health is "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease" so although disease is often described as the opposite to health it is, in fact, an illness that can affect a human, plant or animal's body and/or mind. The condition is usually caused by an infection, inflammation, genetic defects or environmental factors[1]. A disease is a medical condition associated with specific signs and symptoms[2].

The four main types of disease are; pathogenic, deficiency, hereditary, and physiological[3].

Refrences

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1299105/
  2. "Disease" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  3. "What is the deadliest disease in the world?". WHO. May 16, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
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