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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