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Definition of the verb diagnose

What does diagnose mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: diagnosed | diagnosing | diagnoses

  1. determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of diagnose: name
    • more generic words: analyse / analyze / canvass / examine / study = consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    • more specific word: explore = examine minutely
  2. subject to a medical analysis

Alternative definition of the verb diagnose


  1. [transitive, medicine] To determine the root cause of (a disease).


"Diagnose" is a composition.


Diagnose a.k.a. Medical diagnosis is diagnosis in the field of medicine, that is, the determination of which disease or condition is causing a person's signs and symptoms. It is called simply diagnosis when the medical context is implicit. Both the process of determining which disease or condition is present and the conclusion that is reached by this process are called "diagnosis". The foundation of diagnosis is always the information from the history and the physical examination, but often one or more diagnostic procedures, such as diagnostic tests, are also done during the process.

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Google previewThe Kansas City Medical Index-lancet (1887)

* The ability to diagnose is the measure ot a doctor's capacity to practice medicine. It is this that distinguishes ...

Google previewMemory Loss (2011)

A Practical Guide for Clinicians by Andrew E. Budson, Paul R. Solomon

Testimony to the fact that progressive supranuclear palsy is a difficult disorder to diagnose is the common occurrence of a delay in diagnosis of 3 years or more. The most important feature to look for in the history is that of backward falls.

Google previewThe Accidental Life (2017)

An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers by Terry McDonell

To diagnose is an excellent verb for editors to keep in mind.

Google previewTeaching and Learning Methods in Medicine (2014)

by Shabih Zaidi, Mona Nasir

Feeling an object to diagnose is a physician's basic tool. A hard mass differentiated from a soft, fluctuant pulsatile mass may help differentiate between a bony and a vascular lesion. One may therefore be cautious in using a sharp instrument, ...

Google previewThe Right Ventricle (2012)

by Marvin A. Konstam, Jeffrey M. Isner

The most difficult lesion to diagnose is the cardiac contusion. The associated severe chest wall ...

Google previewEJISE Volume 14 Issue 1

Enterprise diagnosis Enterprise diagnose refers to the analysis used to evaluate the current situation of the enterprise, we could compare this analysis to the SWOT method (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) created by Albert ...

Google previewMedical Terminology for Health Professions (2008)

by Ann Ehrlich, Carol L. Schroeder

is the identification of a disease (plural, diagnoses ).To diagnose is the process of reaching a diagnosis. An acute condition has a ...

Google previewMost Common Diseases Seen in Black People, The

What makes ovarian cancer difficult to diagnose is the fact that there are no early symptoms that a woman can detect. The earliest symptom is usually swelling of the abdomen due ...

Google previewAvery's Diseases of the Newborn (2011)

by Christine A. Gleason, Sandra E Juul

More difficult to diagnose is the closed bleeding of an acute fetomaternal hemorrhage or an acute fetoplacental hemorrhage. The latter can occur during delivery where the umbilical cord comes under some pressure (breech presentation or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (2009)

by Evelyn B. Kelly

Table 7 from the National Institute of Mental Health lists the types of doctors who are qualified to diagnose and supervise treatment for ADHD. However, not all may have specific training in the disorder. It is important to look for a professional ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Vitamins and Pharmacochemistry (2006)

by Henry Philippsborn

d Diagnose f; Krankheitsbestimmung f f diagnostic m; diagnose f; détermination f d'une maladie p diagnose f; determinação f de uma doença 1886 diagnostic (diagnostics pl) (Med.) (The practice of diagnosis ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Medica (1902)

by Chalmers Watson

When the disease has its origin in a tooth also affected by caries, it is extremely difficult to diagnose, owing to the similarity of the symptoms to other pathological conditions, such as chronic pulpitis, etc., and this is much more the case when the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Thoracic Surgery / Handbuch Der Thoraxchirurgie (2012)

Band / Volume 2: Spezieller Teil 1 / Special by Ernst Derra

Wie schon erwähnt, führen insbesondere die kardio-pulmonalen Beschwerden zur Diagnose Angina pectoris. Die oft beschriebene Cyanose bei Säuglingen mit Zwerchfellbrüchen gibt Anhalt zu Verwechslungen mit angeborenen Herzfehlern ...

Google previewDictionary of the Neutral Language (idiom Neutral) Neutral-English and English-neutral (1903)

With a Complete Grammar in Accordance with the Resolutions of the International Academy of the Universal Language and a Brief History of the Neutral Language by Michael Andrew Francis Holmes

Denmark— diagnose 171 Denmark, n., Dan/a. denomination, religious, kon- fesion. denominator, n., denominator. denote, v., signer. denounce, v. , denunsiar . dense, a., dens. density, n., densitet. dental, n., konsonant dental. ' dentist, n.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology (2012)

by Thomas H. Ollendick, Carolyn S. Schroeder

diagnose vision problems and prescribe and fit corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses. Podiatrists (DPM) diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases and conditions of the foot and lower leg. Mental health providers are playing ...

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

Alcoholic hepatitis has ICD-10 diagnose: K70.1. Alcoholic insanity See: Alcoholic psychosis. Alcoholic jealousy A type of chronic, alcohol-induced psychotic disorder, characterised by delusions that the marital or sexual partner is unfaithful .

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties, Third Edition (2009)

by Ronald Manual Doctor, Ada P. Kahn, Christine A. Adamec

Rating scales are often used to help diagnose ADHD, such as the Conners' Rating Scales for parents, teachers, and adolescents, the Copeland Symptom Checklist for Children and Adolescents, or the Child Behavior Checklist. To determine ...

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Usage statistics about diagnose

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The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. (Ike Skelton)
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Scrabble value of D2I1A1G2N1O1S1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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