CNAChpt24April

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CNAChpt24April
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CNA Chapter Terms April
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Chapter 24 Terms
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  1. Disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in which the body’s immune system is weakened and unable to fight infection
    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  2. A disease in which the body is unable to recognize its own tissue and begins to attack the tissues
    Autoimmune Disease
  3. Non-concerous
    Benign
  4. A removal of a sample of tissue for examination and diagnosis
    Biopsy
  5. A general term used to describe a disease in which abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled way
    Cancer
  6. Fear of homosexuality
    Homophobia
  7. A virus that attacks the body’s immune system and gradually disables it; eventually causes AIDS
    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  8. A clear yellowish fluid that carries disease fighting cells called lymphocytes
    Lymph
  9. Cancerous
    Malignant
  10. To spread from one part of the body to another
    Metastasize
  11. An illness caused by organisms due to a person’s inability to fight off infection
    Opportunistic Infection
  12. A group of abnormally-growing cells
    Tumor

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