noun /prɒɡˈnəʊsɪs,prɑːɡˈnəʊsɪs/
a) A forecast of the future course of a disease or disorder, based on medical knowledge.

The prognosis is unfavourable when the child is very young, when the eruption appears before the third day, or when it suddenly disappears.

b) A forecast of the future course, or outcome, of a situation; a prediction.

Once the patient has worked through the stage of grieving at diagnosis, adjustment may be successful as therapy is begun and a prognosis is determined.

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