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Tri 3 DISEASE 8th grade LIVE:2019
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uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells
disease that affects heart or blood vessels (plaque accumulates on the artery walls)
chronic disease that affects the way body cells convert food into energy
Preparation of dead or weakened pathogens that are injected into the body to cause the immune system to produce antibodies.
disease passed down from parents
length of time when a particular disease can be spread from person to person.
diseases caused by unhealthy behaviors
actions that can potentially threaten your health or health of others
way of life that involves very little physical activity
condition where arterial blockage interrupts flow of blood to brain
abnormal mass of tissue that had no natural role in the body
causes/symptoms of common lifestyle diseases
unhealthy choices; diet, sedentary lifestyle, etc.
Three leading diseases in the U.S.
heart disease, cancer, and stroke
recurring, consistent, cause by sedentary lifestyles
type of skin cancer
The circulatory system that helps the body to fight pathogens and maintain fluid balance.
The spreading of a tumor to a new site
Uses high-energy particles to destroy cancer cells.
An anticancer drug given by vein or mouth.
a disease passed on through the genes
a disease that results in the breakdown of the body's tissues.
a disease which cannot be spread
A small infectious pathogen (germ) that replicates only inside the living cells of other organisms.
Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs causing symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness.
one of the body fluids that HIV can be transmitted through.
cells that play an important role in the immune system
another word for germ
proteins that attach to antigens keeping them from harming the body
communicable disease characterized by fever, chills, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, and respiratory symptoms.
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