differential diagnosis

noun
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of differential diagnosis

: the distinguishing of a disease or condition from others presenting with similar signs and symptoms

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1829

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differential diagnosis

noun

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: the distinguishing of a disease or condition from others presenting similar symptoms

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