Definition of Prognosis

1. Noun. A prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop.




2. Noun. A prediction of the course of a disease.
Exact synonyms: Medical Prognosis, Prospect
Generic synonyms: Medical Diagnosis
Derivative terms: Prognostic

Definition of Prognosis

1. n. The act or art of foretelling the course and termination of a disease; also, the outlook afforded by this act of judgment; as, the prognosis of hydrophobia is bad.

Definition of Prognosis

1. Noun. (medicine) A forecast of the future course of a disease or disorder, based on medical knowledge. ¹

2. Noun. A forecast of the future course, or outcome, of a situation; a prediction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prognosis

1. [n -NOSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prognosis

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prognosis (current term)
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Literary usage of Prognosis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1893)
"Hence it is perhaps no more correct to speak of its prognosis than of its treatment. Nevertheless for purposes of convenience we may be justified in ..."

2. International Clinics: A Quarterly of Clinical Lectures by Henry W. Cattell (1902)
"Therefore I have selected for my address the prognosis of Chronic Valvular ... The extensive and varied material of which an essay on prognosis in heart ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"WHITE: prognosis IN HEART DISEASE the stomach was considered the cause of the ... For study as to prognosis the groups of auricular fibrillation and pulsus ..."

4. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1922)
"prognosis.—It is very difficult to give a prognosis in cases of coronary thrombosis. One not infrequently sees hearts at autopsy in which there has ..."

5. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1921)
"prognosis.—The prognosis in this case is practically the same as in the pre-adolescent type of anterior lobe insufficiency, not due to pituitary tumor. ..."

6. Infections of the Hand: A Guide to the Surgical Treatment of Acute and by Allen Buckner Kanavel (1914)
"The presence of nephritis in the various forms or of any of the chronic system diseases has a marked influence upon the prognosis. ..."

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