Diseases of the Organ Systems

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Alzheimer's

-Nervous system
-Affects memory, functions, and brain

Muscular Dystrophy

-Muscular system
-genetic disorder
-only affects boys
-deteriorates muscles and eventually leads to paralysis

Hypertension

-Cardiovascular system
-high BP
-stress on heart

Appendicitis

-Digestive system
-inflammation of appendix

Lung Cancer

-Respiratory system
-small or large cell
-tx with radiation or chemotherapy

Prostate Cancer

-Reproductive system
-PSA antigen (blood test)
-tx with radiation or chemotherapy

Diabetes

-Endocrine system
-pancreas doesn't produce insulin

Rickets

-Skeletal system
-vitamin d deficiency
-usually in kids

AIDS

-Immune system
-virus weakens and attacks immune system

Cystitis

-Urinary system
-bladder infection from bacteria
-more common in women

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