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6 Unit 1 Health

6th Grade Health Unit 1 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Disease a condition that affects the proper functioning of the body or mind
Pathogen a microscopic organism that causes communicable disease
Contagious when one can spread a virus to others by direct or indirect contact
Goal Setting A plan for improvement
Long term Goal A result that can be achieved in 2 months or more
Short term goal A result that can be achieved in 2
S.M.A.R.T. Goals Setting Strategy A process used to set goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timebound
Urinary System part of the body that stores and eliminates urine, the fluid waste excreted by the kidneys.
Kidneys a pair of organs located in the back of the abdomen that remove wastes, control the body's fluid balance, and regulate the balance of electrolytes.
Ureters the tube by which urine passes from the kidney to the bladder
Bladder a membranous sac in which urine is collected for excretion (removal from the body).
Urethra the tube by which urine is conveyed out of the body from the bladder
Genetic Disorder – a disorder that is caused partly or completely by a defect in genes a disorder that is caused partly or completely by a defect in genes
Preventive Health Care Measures – treating a disease or injury so that it does not get worse, getting proper nutrition, physical activity, rest, etc; steps taken to keep disease or injury from happening or from getting worse. treating a disease or injury so that it does not get worse, getting proper nutrition, physical activity, rest, etc; steps taken to keep disease or injury from happening or from getting worse.
Immunization a vaccine of dead or weakened germs that causes the immune system to produce antibodies.
Noncommunicable Disease diseases that do not spread, such as cancer and diabetes
Communicable Disease – diseases that can be spread diseases that can be spread
Goal A result towards which effort is made for maintenance or improvement
Created by: Teacher1234