PLTW-Medical Detectives: Lesson 1

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independent variableA variable that does not depend on the state of another variable.dependent variableA variable that depends on the state of another variable.controlA group or individual used as a standard of comparison for checking the results of a survey or experiment.trialA test of the performance, qualities, or suitability of someone or something.procedureUse numbers to order the steps of your experiment. Clearly explain each step and be specific so another scientist could repeat your experiment.symptomsSigns of disease or injury.virusTiny infectious agents that can only multiply when they are inside a host, the living cells of plants, animals, or bacteria.bacteriaSingle-celled organisms that do not rely on a host.fungiOrganisms such as yeasts or molds that reproduce quickly in moist, humid environments.diagnosisThe identification of an illness or other problem by examination of the medical evidence.antibioticA medicine that limits the growth of or destroys microorganisms.microbiologistAn expert in microbiology, the study of microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses.positive controlGroup or sample expected to produce a positive result.negative controlGroup or sample expected to produce a negative result.pediatricianA medical practitioner specializing in children and their diseases.advanced-practice providerA clinical provider who is not a physician but who has undergone specialized education, training, certification, and licensure that allows them to provide some healthcare-related services, perform certain procedures, and prescribe some medications.collaborationWorking together on a common normsGuidelines that are developed by a team regarding how they are to interact, communicate, and conduct themselves as part of the team.fatiguetiredness

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