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CON Unit 1

TermDefinition
Acid base balance The process of regulating the pH, bicarbonate concentration, and partial pressure of carbon dioxide of body fluids.
Cellular regulation Process by which cells replicate; proliferate, and grow.
Clotting A physiologic process in which blood is converted from a liquid to a semisolid gel.
Comfort A state of physical ease
Elimination The excretion of waste products
Fluid and electrolyte balance The process of regulating the extracellular fluid volume, boy fluid osmolality, and plasma concentrations of electrolytes
Functional ability The physical, psychological, cognitive, and social ability to carry on the normal activities of life
Gas Exchange (oxygenation) The process by which oxygen is transported to cells and carbon dioxide is transported from cells
Genetics/genomics Genetics the study of a single gene. Genomics the study of all gene and their interaction or combined influence to the whole person.
Immunity A physiologic process that provides an individual with protection or defense from disease.
Infection The invasion of body tissue by microorganisms with the potential to cause illness or disease.
Inflammation The physiologic response to injury, infection, or allergens.
Intracranial regulation The processes that affect intra-cranial compensation and adaptive neurological function.
Metabolism Processes of biochemical reactions occurring in the body's cells that are necessary to produce energy, repair and growth of cells, and maintain life. Include glucose regulation
Mobility Factors that facilitate or impair movement of the body
Nutrition The process, by which the body ingests, absorbs, transports, uses, and eliminates nutrients and foods
Perfusion The process of fluid, nutritive, and oxygen delivery to cells
Reproduction The process by which humans produce a new life
Sensory perception The ability to receive sensory input and through various physiological processes in the body, translate the stimulus or data into meaningful information
Sexuality Factors that facilitate or impair an individual's gender identity as well as their ability to experience and express themselves as sexual beings
Sleep State of rest accompanied by natural altered consciousness
Thermoregulation The process of maintaining core body temperature within an optimal physiological range
Tissue integrity The ability of body tissues to regenerate and/or repair to maintain normal physiological processes
Behaviors Problematic human activity resulting in psychological and physiological dependence. Include addiction and interpersonal violence.
Cognition Process of thought by which an individual learns, stores, retrieves, and uses information
Coping An ever changing process involving both cognitive means and behavioral actions, in order to manage internal or external situations that are perceived as difficult and/or beyond the individuals current resources.
 

 



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