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Noncom Disease Vocab

Vocab words from the noncommunicable disease unit

Noncommunicable disease a disease that can not be spread from person to person
Chronic present either continuously or on and off over a long period
Degenerative disease is a disease that causes breakdown in body cells, tissues, and organs as it progresses
Congenital Disorders all disorders that are present when the baby is born
Heredity is the passing of traits from parents to their children
allergy abnormal immune reaction to an ordinarily harmless substance
allergen A substance that causes an allergic reaction
Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) disease that affects the heart or blood vessels
Hypertension Also known as high blood pressure
Atherosclerosis The process in which plaques accumulate on artery walls
Heart Attack Blood flow is blocked to the coronary arteries
Congestive Heart Failure Heart gradually weakens
Stroke Arterial blockage interrupts the flow of blood to the brain
Diabetes chronic disease that affects the way body cells convert food into energy
Cancer Uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells
Tumor abnormal mass of tissue that has no natural role in the body
Benign non-cancerous
Malignant cancerous
Metastasis the spread of cancer from the point where it originated to other parts of the body
Chemotherapy the use of drugs to kill cancer cells
Remission a period of time when symptoms disappear
Created by: raydavis