Intro Health Care

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Intro Health Care
2010-09-01 13:43:46
Health care vocab

Vocab Chapter 2
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  1. Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease (AIDS)
    Disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus and compromises the competency of the immune system.
  2. Acupuncture
    An alternative medical practice of inserting fine needles through the skin
  3. Alternative Medicine
    Any form of healing or treatment not found in the medical curricula
  4. Basic Research
    The beginning states of the research process.
  5. Biological or Chemical Agents
    Living organisms or chemicals used as toxic substance for weapons to produce death or disease in humans , animals , or eco system.
  6. Cancer
    A maligant tumor of unlimited growth that expands by invasison and metastasis.
  7. Cardiovascular Disease
    Disease that deals with the heart and/or blood vessels.
  8. Chronic Disease
    Long term disease that last longer than 2 weeks
  9. Diabetes
    Chronic disease involving abnormalities in the body's ability to use sugar.
  10. Disease
    An abnormal condition affectiing the body that results in pathological symptoms.
  11. Fetus
    A unborn child whem all structural features are of the adult
  12. Herbal Medicine
    A form of alterniative medicine that uses herbs for healing.
  13. Homicide
    The act or instance of killing of another person
  14. Infant Mortality
    Infant death.
  15. Infectious Disease
    Any diseas caused by a pathogen which grows and muliplies in the body.
  16. Illness
    Disease, sickness, or indisoposition
  17. Life Expectancy
    The number of years a person is expected to live.
  18. Maternal Mortality
    The death of a women during or shortly after (42 days) of pregnancy.
  19. Molecular Biology
    The branch of biology that studies the chemical and physical principls associated with living cells.
  20. Morbidity
    The number of death's in a specific time/ death.
  21. Natural Increase in Population
    The increase in population due to more births and less mortality.
  22. Neoplastic Disease
    The growth or turmor cased by abnormal uncontrolled cell division.
  23. Obesity
  24. Pathophysiology
    The fuctional changes assoicated with or resulting from disease or injury.
  25. Stoke
    The sudden blockage or rupture of a blood vessel in the brain.
  26. Targeted Intervention
    The intervention (to bring about change) focused on a specific area.