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noninfectious disease
a disease that is not spread from person to person
allergy
a disorder in which the immune system is overly sensitive to a foreign substance
allergen
s substance that causes an allergy
histamine
a chemical that is responsibal for the symptoms of an allergy.
asthma
a disorder in which the respiratory passages narrow significantly
insulin
a chemical produced in the pancreas that enables the body;s cells to take in glucose from the blood and use it for energy.
diabetes
a condition in which either the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin, or body;s cells cant use it properly
tumor
a abnormal tissue mass that results from the rapid division of cancerous cells
carcinogen
a substance or a factor in the environment that can cause cancer.