The term diagnosis (from the Greek word diagnosi: “distinguishing”) is used to mean the identification and naming of an illness or a disease. A diagnosis is usually made by evaluating the medical history, symptoms and test results. The tests include both comprehensive physical examination and blood tests or examinations using medical instruments such as ultrasound or x-ray.

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