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Intro to Health Midterm
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"Founder of Medicine" During the Golden Age in Greece he was a scientist that believed all diseases came from natural causes. He also had high ideals for physicians & an oath was made that is still used today.
Created the first mercury thermometer
Anton van Leeuwenhoek
Invented the microscope
A French chemist, this man discovered that heat could kill bacteria that otherwise spoiled liquids including milk, wine, and beer.
First woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S.
Father of microbiology
First successful heart transplant
identified the fallopian tubes, described the tympanic membrane in the ear
First artificial heart transplant
American intellectual, inventor, and politician He helped to negotiate French support for the American Revolution. bifocals for glasses
Developed a vaccine for smallpox in 1796
Began using disinfectants and antiseptics during surgery
Austrian physician whose work focused on the unconscious causes of behavior and personality formation; founded psychoanalysis.
Developed the polio vaccine in 1952
James Watson and Francis Crick
discovered the structure of DNA
Father of genetics
long term facilities
mainly provide assistance and care for elderly patients, usually called residents
A long-term care facility that provides nursing care and supervision for residents who require a high level of care
Emergency Care Services
provide special care for victims of accidents or sudden illness
vary in size from offices that are privately owned by one or more dentists to dental clinics that employ a group of dentists
home health care
Provides nursing, therapy, personal care, or housekeeping services in patient's own home
provide care for terminally ill in home or another facility
Specialty hospital that provides care for cancer patients
A federal program of health insurance for persons 65 years of age and older
A federal and state assistance program that pays for health care services for people who cannot afford them.
U.S. government health insurance plan for all military personnel
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
The federal law that directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop healthcare standards governing electronic data interchange and data security.
World Health Organization
A specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is concerned with international public health
Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
an organization that provides or arranges managed care for health insurance, self-funded health care benefit plans, individuals, and other entities in the United States and acts as a liaison with health care providers (hospitals, doctors, etc.) on a prepaid basis.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
branch of medicine dealing with older individuals and their medical problems
inflammation of a joint
condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful
rising costs of health care
Technological advancements, health related lawsuits, aging population
holistic, compassionate care given to dying people and their families
The most rapid advances in health care occurred during
When was the study of medicine prohibited, and prayer and divine intervention used to treat illness and disease
a form of dementia that causes progressive changes in brain cells
Specific amount of money a patient pays for a particular service regardless of the total cost of services that is required by some health insurance plans
type of living environment that requires 24 hour care
the body's speedy, electrochemical communication network, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous systems
the body's "slow" chemical communication system; a set of glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream
the system of bones and skeletal muscles that support and protect the body and permit movement
kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra. Cleanses the blood. Rids the body of wastes. Maintains salt and water balance.
Reproduce offspring- produce male sex cells (sperm) and female sex cells (oocytes)
Brings oxygen into the body. Gets rid of carbon dioxide
(aka cardiovascular system) This system works as the transportation highway for the body. It consists of the heart, blood, and blood vessels. It transports substances such as oxygen, carbon dioxide, and nutrients in the body.
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