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3 risks for heart disease:
HTN, hyperlipidemia, smoking
autoimmune disease:
body attacks itself

Ex: diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis
congenital:
born with a disease
exacerbation:
disease "flairs up"

ex: Herpes, MS
remission:
disease "calms down"
etiology:
defines the "cause" of a disease
syndrome:
combination of symptoms
sequelae:
"after effects"

ex: scar from a cut
prognosis:
prediction of the end of a disease and estimated chance of recovery
pathogen:
microorganism capable of producing a disease
antigen:
"foreign to the body"
pathophysiology:
disorder or breakdown of human body functions

pathogens = antigens
what make a range (i.e. blood pressure) normal?
statistics of population
what is the response to an antigen?
antibody response
what class of conditions are not pathogens?
allergies. they are antigens.
is blood pressure symptomatic or asymptomatic?
asymptomatic
Name 2 asymptomatic diseases.
High BP, high cholesterol
Who has a higher blood count, males or females?
males
homeostatis:
-auto regulation of the body
-CO,BP,acid-base balance,etc
Name 2 homeostatic sensors.
sensory neurons and endocrine system
Give an ex of a metabolic disease.
Hyperthyroidism, diabetes
Ex of a degenerative disease.
arthritis
neoplastic:
"new growth"

ex: tumor
iatrogenic:
disease caused by treatment
psychogenic:
disease of the mind
idiopathic:
unknown cause of a disease