differential diagnosis


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differential diagnosis

[‚dif·ə′ren·chəl ‚dī·əg′nō·səs]
(medicine)
Distinguishing between diseases of similar character by comparing their signs and symptoms.
(systematics)
In taxonomic study, a statement of the characters that distinguish a given taxon from other, specifically mentioned equivalent taxa.
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Roy, an ophthalmologist in private practice who specializes in cataract surgery, provides students, research fellows, optometrists, ophthalmologists, and eye care practitioners with a guide listing the differential diagnosis of specific ocular diseases, organized by anatomic organ--the orbit, lids, lacrimal system, extraocular muscles, conjunctiva, globe, sclera, cornea, anterior chamber, pupil, iris, lens, vitreous, retina, choroid, and optic nerve--in addition to visual field defects and intraocular pressure and ending with a section on general signs and symptoms such as visual disturbance or complaint and head position.
The atlas contains histological images from the cases, along with the primary and differential diagnosis and, when available, the clinical history.
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