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K-8 H and PE Terms

Terms from Arkansas Frameworks Glossary

Abstinence Refusing to participate in risky health behaviors
Alcoholism A disease in which a person has a physical or psychological dependence on alcohol
Communicable disease Diseases that are spread from one living thing to another or through the environment
CPR Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation--emergency procedure performed on people suffering cardiac arrest
Gateway Drug A drug that introduces people to drug use, increasing the risk that they will try a stronger drug
HIV A virus that attacks the immune system and potentially leads to AIDS
Non-communicable Disease A disease that is not transmitted by another person, by a vector, or from the environment
Pathogen A microorganism capable of causing disease or illness
Sexual Of or involving sex, the sexes, or the sex organs
STI Sexually Transmitted Infection (Sexually Transmitted Disease); an infectious disease that is spread from person-to- person during sexual activity
Prevention To stop or keep from doing or happening
Personal health Concerning or affecting a particular person’s health
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