What are prognosis?

  • (noun): A prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop.
    Synonyms: forecast
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Prognosis (Greek πρόγνωση - literally fore-knowing, foreseeing) is a medical term for predicting the likely outcome of an illness, often involving a detailed description.

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Some articles on prognosis:

Mandibular Fracture - Prognosis
... The most common long-term complications are loss of sensation in the mandibular nerve, malocclusion and loss of teeth in the line of fracture ... The more complicated the fracture (infection, comminution, displacement) the higher the risk of fracture ...
Breast Cancer Classification - Grade - Overall Grade
... The scores for each of these three criteria are added together to give a final overall score and a corresponding grade as follows 3-5 Grade 1 tumor (well-differentiated) ... Best prognosis ...
Prognosis - History
... cure disease, but rather to give a medical diagnosis and achieve a satisfying prognosis of the patient's chances ...

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