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Book: Modern Dental Assisting - vocab review - Special Needs& MedPromisedPatient

Alzheimer's disease A form of progressive mental deterioration that occurs in middle to older age.
Anemia A shortage of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in paleness and weakness
Angina Severe chest pain associated with an insufficient supply of blood to the heart
Arthritis Inflammation of a joint or many joints, resulting in pain and swelling.
Asthma Respiratory disease often associated with allergies and characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.
Atrophy A wasting away or deterioration.
Bacteremia Presence of bacteria in the blood.
Bronchitis Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchial tubes.
Dementia A mental disorder characterized by loss of memory, concentration, and judgment.
Diabetes mellitus Metabolic disorder characterized by high blood glucose and insufficient insulin.
Emphysema Abnormal increase in the size of the air spaces in the lungs, resulting in labored breathing and an increased susceptibility to infection
Endocarditis Inflammation of the endocardium.
Epilepsy Neurologic disorder with sudden recurring seizures of motor, sensory, or psychic malfunction.
Hemophilia Blood coagulation disorder in which the blood fails to clot normally.
Hyperthyroidism Condition that results form excessive activity of the thyroid gland.
Hypothyroidism Condition that results form severe thyroid hormone insufficiency.
Leukemia A progressive disease in which the bone marrow produces an increased number of immature or abnormal white cells.
Myocardial infarction Condition in which damage occurs to the muscular tissue of the heart, commonly caused by obstructed circulation; also referred to as a heart attack.
Seizure A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion that occurs in specific disorders.
Stroke A sudden loss of brain function caused by blockage or rupture of a blood vessel to the brain; also called cerebrovascular accident.
Xerostomia Loss of saliva production causing a dry mouth
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