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What are the bodies 5 major barriers against pathogens?
Skin, tears, stomach acid, saliva, saliva, and mucus
What is the difference between communicable and noncommunicable disease?
Communicable can be passed from person to person and noncommunicable can't
What are the 4 type of pathogens we discussed in class?
Virus, bacteria, Protozoa, fungi
What are the 3 major differences between a virus and a bacteria?
Viruses can't be treated and cured with antibiotics, bacteria can
How do pathogens spread?
Direct contact, vectors/reservoirs, airborne, food and water, indirect contact
The common cold and the flu are caused by what pathogen?
What is the leading cause of sickness worldwide?
What type of pathogen causes ringworm and athletes foot?
What risk factors are beyond ones control regarding contraction of a noncommunicable disease?
Heredity, age, gender, ethnic group
What is a vector?
What are some of the basic characteristics of pneumonia?
Fever,chills,cough,vomiting, chest pain
What disease is characterized by inflammation of the liver?
What is the lymphatic system?
A secondary circulatory system that helps the body fight pathogens and maintain its fluid balance
What foreign substance is released by a pathogen that causes the body to start its immune system response?
What are blood proteins produced in response to a pathogen?
A preparation d dead or weakened pathogens that cause an immune system response and strengthen the immune system is a...?
What is a degenerative disease?
A disease that causes a breakdown of the body cells, tissues, and organs as it progresses
What is a congenital disease?
Diseases that are present when the baby is born
What is an allergen
A substance that causes an allergic reactkon
What is an epinephrine?
A medicine that slows down or stops the allergic reaction by preventing the body from releasing an antihistamine
What is an inflammation?
Why does the body keep pathogens from multiplying?
What is the major does the body produce to help fight and destroy pathogens?
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