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Ch. 7-9 Health
Terms in this set (32)
A bad reaction to something that is harmless to some other people.
Any disease that can't spread from person to person.
A disease in which your body makes cells that aren't normal.
Any disease that can spread from one person to another.
Avoiding behavior that can harm health.
The body system that fights disease.
The growth of pathogens in your body.
A disease that makes it difficult to breathe.
A disease that keeps your body from making or using insulin properly.
Organisms or viruses that cause communicable diseases.
A substance used to keep you from getting a certain disease.
Your body's natural ability to fight disease on its own.
A noncommunicable disease that causes joint pain.
One-celled living thing; most are harmless, but some can cause disease.
Made from dried leaves of the tobacco plant, used in cigarettes
A dangerous substance found in tobacco smoke. It sticks to lungs and air passages.
Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Tobacco smoke in the air that is dangerous to others.
A chemical in tobacco that can cause brain damage and memory loss.
Blood Alcohol Level
The amount of alcohol in a person's blood.
The drug in cigarettes that makes them addictive
A disease in which someone cannot, without help, stop drinking alcohol.
A person who has the disease of alcoholism.
A person's craving for nicotine or any other drug.
A liver disease that can result from drinking to much alcohol.
When do most people start using tobacco?
At a young age.
Describe the harmful effects of tobacco. what diseases can occur from smoking or chewing tobacco?
Brain damage, memory loss, tar sticks to lungs and air passages. Lung cancer and mouth cancer.
How does alcohol affect the nervous system, cardiovascular system, digestive system and the liver?
Nervous: Memory loss
Cardiovascular: makes it work harder
Digestive: Makes the stomach develop sores called ulcers.
Liver: Cirrhosis which can cause death
Describe one thing every person can do to help prevent skin cancer.
A person can wear sunscreen to prevent skin cancer.
Describe ways that pathogens spread from person to person.
If someone is sick and you touch their pencil you can get their sickness if you pick your nose, pick your nails or rub your eyes.
Describe one way to reduce the number of pathogens passed from person to person.
You should wash your hands often or you can spread the pathogens.
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