Context - Disease


The context of disease is used for experiments which are attempting to isolate the effect of a physical or mental illness. This is achieved by investigating a patient group with a relevant diagnosis. This group can be studied in isolation, parsing out the heterogeneity of the disease, or in contrast to a group of healthy controls. If one of the subject groups used in an experiment have a diagnosis, then the context should probably include disease.

The term disease is used broadly, including developmental, genetic and acquired disorders of any etiology. For example:

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