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Disease test 1
Terms in this set (43)
Condition in which the human body performs its vital functions normally
Health Depends on the body maintaining
Relatively stable internal conditions under fluctuating environmental conditions
Significant disturbance in the homeostasis of the body....
leads to disease
What Is disease?
deviation from normal structure or function In the body that interrupts or modifies the performance of vital functions
Study of diseases?
The study of disease includes the study of its
Physician who studies and interprets the changes caused by disease
A disease can be recognized through
Signs and Symptoms
Evidence of a disease. ex: Abnormal pulse, fever, sweating?
Disease that causes no signs or symptoms?
A ____ is an abnormal structure or function characterized by a group of signs and symptoms. Ex: AIDS, Down syndrome
A ____ is a functional abnormality not necessarily linked to a specific cause or physical abnormality. EX; ADHD
Process of identifying a disease or disorder
Visual examination of the external surface of the body, it's movements, and posture for abnormalities or evidence of disease.
Feeling the body with fingers, hands etc. allows examination of the size, consistency, texture and tenderness of an organ or body part.
Listening to the lungs, heart and intestines slows evaluation of the frequency ,intensity ,duration, number and quality sounds originating In the body.
Producing sounds by taping on specific areas of the body with fingers, hands or small instruments.
Measure various physiological statistics in order to assess the most basic body functions.
Normal vital signs vary with age, sex, weight, exercise tolerance and physical condition.
Predicted course of outcome?
Sudden onset and short duration
Diseases that end in death?
Slower, less severe onset and long duration?
Period in which signs and symptoms subside or disappear
Signs and symptoms may grow more severe
Return of a disease weeks or months after its apparent cure
Related disease or other abnormal state that develops in a person already suffering from a disease
The aftermath of a particular disease
Number of deaths that occur among people with a certain disease.
Number of cases of a disease in a population
Percentage of a population that is affected with a particular disease at a given time
Study of the occurrence, transmission, distribution and control of the disease
______ use prevalence and incidence data and information about the geographic distribution of disease to develop methods to prevent and control diseases.
Cause of a disease?
if the cause if the disease is not known it's
____ increase a persons chance of developing a disease
Risk factors may be....
If the cause of a disease is not known it is said to be _____
More than ___ of health care dollars go to the treatment of chronic disease
Steps to decrease disease
Maintain a healthy weight
be tobacco free
get recommended screening tests and immunizations
_____ aims to sure a disease of reduce the severity of its signs and symptoms.
The goal of _____ treatment is to provide comfort and relieve pain. People with cancer may receive this treatment.
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