Medicine/Medical. a forecasting of the probable course and outcome of a disease, especially of the chances of recovery.
a forecast or prognostication.
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How to use prognosis in a sentence
As we near the end of 2020, the prognosis for the American department store is grimmer than it’s ever been.
Small-scale studies done in different settings, on different communities, at different moments in time help researchers get a better picture of patterns and prognoses.Four science conversations worth having this holiday | Purbita Saha | November 27, 2020 | Popular-Science
Thank God it was detected early and could result in a positive prognosis.The Anatomy Of A Breast Cancer Survivor: ‘Early Detection Saved My Life’ | Charli Penn | October 6, 2020 | Essence.com
That’s the prognosis of Bill Gross who is convinced the tech-fueled rally is losing steam, and that investors would be wise to recalibrate their portfolios.Is M&A back? Investors hope so, and that’s lifting global stocks | Bernhard Warner | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
As capacity shrunk, several nurses told ProPublica, Ochsner employees adopted an unusual method to withhold life-sustaining care from patients with poor prognoses.The Hospital System Sent Patients With Coronavirus Home to Die. Louisiana Legislators Are Demanding an Investigation. | by Annie Waldman and Joshua Kaplan | September 14, 2020 | ProPublica
She was in her second trimester when she and her husband were given a grim prognosis.Women Share Their Secret Abortion Stories For 1 in 3 Campaign | Brandy Zadrozny | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And unless Republicans start pursuing very different priorities in Congress, that prognosis could sting.
With the help of mobility aids and a feeding tube, she lived well past her initial prognosis of death by age 4.U.K. Courts Grant Mother Right to End Her 12-Year-Old Disabled Daughter’s Life | Elizabeth Picciuto | November 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tillis, despite the prognosis, was able to make a full recovery.North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis: Lawsuits for Me, Not for Thee | Ben Jacobs | September 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The prognosis of each person runs on a spectrum relative to their genetic loading and their environment.
Diacetic acid may be present, and usually warrants an unfavorable prognosis.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
The mental faculties are much more completely unbalanced, and the prognosis of the case is more unfavourable.
Subsequent attacks make the prognosis much more unfavourable.
This is especially true as regards prognosis and the question of mental deterioration in any given case.
Only one feature with regard to them is more favourable, and that is that the ultimate prognosis is not bad.
British Dictionary definitions for prognosis
a prediction of the course or outcome of a disease or disorder
the chances of recovery from a disease
any forecast or prediction
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Cultural definitions for prognosis
A medical prediction of the future course of a disease and the chance for recovery.
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