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Plaque
a colorless material made from saliva, food particles, and bacteria which forms on teeth
Infatuation
a short lived intense interest in another person
Denial
a defense mechanism; the refusal to recognize reality
Compensation
a defense mechanism; making up for dissatisfaction in one area of life by excelling in another
Chemotherapy
the use of chemical medications to fight cancer
Osteoporosis
the lose of calicum from bones; causing them to become brittle
Nuclear Family
a family group consisting of a mother and father and their children
Hallucinogen
a drug that causes hallucinations
Tendons
a cord of collagen fibers that connect a muscle to a bone
Diaphragm
a chief muscle used in breathing; it seperates the chest cavity from the abdomen
Stroke
brain damage caused by a blockage or rupture of a blood vessel in the brain
Hypertension
a condition in which blood pressure remains too high for a long period of time
Alcoholism
a disease charaterized by psychological and physical dependance on alcohol and the inability to control drinking
Esophagus
a muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach
Epiglottis
a small flap of tissue that covers the opening to the larynx which prevents food and liquid from entering the lower respiratory ract