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30 Cards in this Set

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acute pain
Pain that is usually temporary, of sudden onset, and easily localized. Can be a symptom of a disease process or a temporary aspect of medical treatment. Acting as a warning signal, it can activate the sympathetic nervous system
Towared a center of point of reference
Without shape, describes abnormal or undifferentiated cells that fail to mature into specialized cell types. Charatersitic of malignant cells.
Usually describing a noncancerous tumor that is contained and does not spread
biologic rhythms
The internal, periodic timing component of an organism, also known as a biorhythm
Malignant, nonencapsulted cells that invade surrounding tissue. The often break away, or metastasie, from the primary tumor and form secondary cancer masses.
Chronic pain
Pain that continues or recurs over a prolonged time, usually for more than 6 months. The onset may be obscure, and the character and quality of the pain change over time. Usualy is poorly localized and not as intense, although for some the pain is exhausting exhausting and depressing.
physiologic function
away from a center or point of reference
a coordination or synchronization to an internal or external rhythm, especially when a person responds to certain patterns by moving in a coordinated manner to those patterns.
the study of the factors involved in the develpment of disease, including the nature of the disease and the susceptibility of the person
a track that is open at both ends through which abnormal connection occur between two surfaces
an uncontrolled increase in the number of cells of a body part
a protective response of the tissue to irritation or injury that may be chronic or acute. The four primary signs are redness, heat, swelling and pain
kapha dosha
physiologic function that blends the water and earth elements
the abnormal growth of new tissue. also called a tumor
opportunistic pathogens
organisms that cause disease only when the immunity is low in a host
an unpleasant sensation. It is subjective
the ability of the infectious agent to cause disease
the study of disease as observed in the structure and function of the body
phantom pain
A form of pain or other sensation experience in the missing extremity after a limb amputation.
pitta dosha
physiolgic funtion that combines fire and water.
a tract leading from a cavity to the surface
somatic pain
pain that arises from the body as opposed to the viscera. It comes from the stimulation of receptors in the skin.
Any external or internal stimulus that requires a change or response to prevent an imbalance in the internal environment of the body, mind or emotions. It may be any activity that makes demands on mental and emotional resources.
vata dosha
Physiologic function formed from ether and air.
A quality of organisms that readily cause disease
visceral pain
Pain that results from the stimulation of receptors or an abnormal condition in the internal organs.
parenchymal cells
cells that perform the tissue functions.
stromal cells
Cells that prvide the tissue structure.