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UMT:Ch 2 Human Body3

Chapter 2 The Human Body: Diseases and Disorders

acute (ah KYOOT) adjective that describes a disease of rapid onset, short duration, and often with a sharp, or severe, effect
chronic (KRON ik) adjective that describes a disease of long duration, usually with a slow progression
disease (dih ZEEZ) a state of the body in which homeostasis has faltered due to any cause
iatrogenic (eye ah troh JEN ik) adjective meaning a disease that is induced by medical treatment
idiopathic (ID ee oh PATH ik) adjective meaning a disease of unknown cause
infection (in FEKK shun) the invasion and multiplication of parasitic organisms within the body, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi
inflammation (in flah MAY shun) a response to a trauma, which is marked by the symptoms f redness, swelling, heat, and pain
sequelae (SEE kwel ee) conditions following and resulting from a disease
trauma (TRAW mah) a wound or an injury
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