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All the chemical operations going on within the body, life-sustaining reactions inside the body
The process which simpler compounds are built up and used for growth, repair, and reproduction
The physiological process that monitors and maintains a stable internal environment or equilibrium
Negative feedback loop
Brings the body back to its set point during a physiological change (temp. goes up, the body sweats to bring it back down)
Signs vital to life, pulse (heart rate), blood pressure, body temperature, and respiratory rate
Identification of a disease determined by studying a patient's signs, symptoms, history, and results of tests
Specific immune response
Activated when your body is attacked by a germ that previously entered your body
Immune system goes too far causing tissue damage and impairing normal function
Organism is carried by an insect or other animal, by living inside the host or living on the host
Disease-carrying host, such as a rat, mosquito, or fly, that spreads infectious disease through bites
A living organism capable of transmitting infection by carrying the disease agent on its external body parts or surfaces
Spread of disease by direct or indirect contact with person or contaminated objects
Common vehicle transmission
Occurs when consumable goods (blood, blood products, IV fluids, food, vegetables or seafood) become contaminated
Chain of infection
Creation of a source of infection, the transportation of the pathogen, entry into the body
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