compromised pt wk 2

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  1. discrimination toward/against the aged population
    ageism
  2. the continuous process (biologic, psychologic, social), beginning with conception and ending with death by which and organism matures and declines
    aging
  3. a form of irreversible dementia, usually occurring in older adulthood, characterized by gradual deterioration of memory, disorientation, and other features of dementia
    alzheimer's disease
  4. the anatomic or physiologic age of a person as determined by changes in organismic structure and function; takes into account features such as posture, skin texture, strength, speed, and sensory acuity
    biologic age
  5. the actual measure of time elapsed since person's birth
    chronologic age
  6. severe mental deterioration involving impairment of mental ability; organic loss of intellectual function
    dementia
  7. difficulty in swallowing
    dysphagia
  8. pathologic accumulation of air in tissues or organs; general use refers to chronic pulmonary emphysema, in which terminal bronchioles become plugged with mucus, the lung and tissue lose elasticity and breathing difficulties ensue
    emphysema
  9. the branch of dentistry that deals with the special knowledge, attitudes, and technical skills required in the provision of oral health care for older adults
    geriatric dentistry
  10. the branch of medicine that deals with the problems and illnesses of aging and their treatment
  11. geriatrics
  12. study of the aging process; includes the biologic, psychologic, and sociologic sciences
    gerontology
  13. arrest of the escape of blood by either natural (clot formation or vessel spasm) or artificial (compression or ligation) means, or by the interruption of blood flow to a part
    hemostasis
  14. condition in which only the systolic blood pressure is elevated; once thought to be part of the normal aging process; medical intervention is recommended
    isolated systolic hypertension
  15. average number of years that a person can be expected to live; expectancy from birth in 1900 averaged 47 years; in 1996 averaged 76.1 years; expectancy for the female population is about 6 years longer than that for the male population
    life expectancy
  16. relatively permanent organization of activities, including work, leisure, and associated social activities, characterizing and individual
    lifestyle
  17. young bone that has not undergone calcification
    osteoid
  18. decreased calcification or density of bone; inadequate osteoid synthesis
    osteopenia
  19. low bone mass resulting from an excess of bone resorption over bone formation, with resultant bone fragility and increased risk of fracture
    osteoporosis
  20. concurrent use of a large number of drugs
    polypharmacy
  21. progressive loss of hearing due to the normal aging process
    presbycusis
  22. a condition of farsightedness resulting from a loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye due to aging
    presbyopia
  23. the age of a person as determined by his or her feelings, attitudes, and life perspective
    psychologic age
  24. the process of growing old
    senescence
  25. old age; loss of mental, physical, or emotional control; caused by physical and/or mental deterioration
    senility
  26. ringing, buzzing, tinkling, or hissing sounds in the ear
    tinnitus

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