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23 Cards in this Set

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A change of alteration designed to assist in adapting to a new situation or environment
Hormone (ACTH)
A hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the secretion of cortisone and other hormones by the adrenal cortex
Hormone (ADH)
A hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland that constricts blood vessels, elevates blood pressure, and reduces the exretion of urine
Any of the group of amines (such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, or domapine) that serve as neurotransmitters
The cognitive and behavioral strategies used to manage the stressors that tax a person's resources
A change in the appearance of a cell after exposure to chronic irritation
The group of steroid hormones, such as cortisol, that are produced by the adrenal cortex; they are involved in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism and have anti-inflammatory properties
The formation of glucose, especially by the liver from noncarbohydrate sources such as amino acids and the glycerol portion of fats
Guided Imagery
The mindful use of a word, phrase, or visual image to achieve relaxation or direct attention away from uncomfortable sensations or situations
A steady state within the body; the stability of the internal environment
An increase in the number of new cells
Inadequate supply of oxygen to the cell
Infectious Agents
Biologic agents, such as viruses, bacteria, rickettsiae, mycoplasmas, fungi, protozoa, and nematodes, that cause disease in people
A localized, protective reaction of tissue to injury, irritation, or infection, manifested by pain, redness, heat, swelling, and sometimes loss of function
Metabolic Rate
The speed at which some substances are broken down to yield energy for bodily processes and otehr substances are synthesized
A cell transformation in which a highly specialized cell changes to a less specialized cell
Negative Feedback
Feedback that decreases the output of a system
Positive Feedback
Feedback that increases the output of a system
Primary Intention Healing
Healing by fibrous adhesion, without suppuration or granulation tissue formation
Secondary Intention Healing
Delayed closure of two granulating surfaces
Steady State
A stable condition that does not change over time, or when change in one direction is balanced by change in an opposite direction
A disruptive condition that occurs in response to adverse influences from the internal or external environments
The narrowing of a blood vessel