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Adquirido

Acquired
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Not inherited; developed after birth.
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Agudo

Acute
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Of abrupt onset. Acute often also connotes an illness that is of short duration, rapidly progressive, and in need of urgent care.
X

Benigno

Benign
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Associated with disease or condition that has mild or minimal consequences for the patient.
X

Ciego

Blind
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Unable to see; lacking or deficient in the sense of sight.
X

Concomitante

Concomitant
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Occurring simultaneously. Refers to symptoms that happen at the same time as the chief complaint.
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Congénito

Congenital
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Present at birth.
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Crónico

Chronic
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In medicine, lasting a long time. A chronic condition is one that lasts three months or more.
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Desechable

Disposable
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Intended to be thrown away after use.
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Dolorido

Sore
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Painful or aching.
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Endógeno

Endogenous
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Originating in or produced within an organ, tissue, cell or by the body.
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Enfermo

Sick, ill
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Affected by physical or mental illness.
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Estéril

Sterile
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Free from bacteria or other living microorganisms.
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Exógeno

Exogenous
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Originating outside of an organ, tissue, cell or the body.
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Externo

External
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Situated at, on, or near the outside. Coming or derived from a source outside the subject affected.
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Febril

Febrile
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Characterized by fever; feverish.
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Grave

Severe
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Causing great discomfort, damage, or distress.
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Idiopático

Idiopathic
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A disease or condition that does not have an identifiable cause.
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Interno

Internal
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Inside the body. Present or arising within an organism or one of its parts.
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Lábil

Labile
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Unstable. Easily altered or destroyed.
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Leve

Mild
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Moderate in action or effect; not severe.
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Maligno

Malignant
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Harmful and potentially fatal.
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Peligroso

Dangerous
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Able or likely to cause harm or injury.
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Perjudicial

Harmful
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Causing or capable of causing harm; injurious.
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Sano

Healthy
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In a good physical or mental condition.
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Seguro

Safe
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Not likely to cause or lead to harm or injury; not involving danger or risk.
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Sistémico

Systemic
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Affecting the body as a whole.
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Sordo

Deaf
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Lacking or deficient in the sense of hearing.
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