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Genetic diseases

common disease terms

QuestionAnswer
What is the term for a condition affecting the heart and blood vessels Cardiovascular Disease
What is the term for a mass of tissue with no apparent function Tumor
The removal of a small amount of tissue for examination is Biopsy
Cancerous Malignant
Noncancerous Benign
A condition caused by plaque forming in the lining of the arteries Atherosclerosis
Damage caused by a blood clot in the the brain. Stroke
Caused by wear and tear in the joints Osteoarthritis
Disabling destruction to the joints caused by an autoimmune disease Rheumatoid arthritis
A condition caused by the body's The body's inability to convert food to energy. Sometimes can be controlled by diet and exercise Type II (adult-onset) diabetes
The body's inability to convert food to energy that the body can use. Is usually insulin dependent. Type I (juvenile-onset) diabetes
The hormone that the body uses to convert food to energy. Insulin
A medical procedure in which the blood vessels are repaired so that blood can flow through. May be also known as balloon surgery Angioplasty
A pain in the chest caused by the heart not getting enough oxygen Angina Pectoris
Created by: kphair