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Health exam

TermDefinition
Stress the response of the body to the demands of daily living
GAS a series of body changes that result from stress
Alarm stage The first stage in which the body gets ready for quick action. The adrenaline is secreted into the blood stream. Sometimes called the fight or flight stage.
Resistance stage The second stage in which the body attempts normal balance.
Exhaustion stage The wear and tear of the body.
Physical the body's capacity to carry out every day activities and be free from illness
Emotional an individual's ability to recognize and express feelings
Social the ability to make and maintain health relationships with others
Spiritual the need to establish a purpose in life; believing in a higher power which helps guide life's decision
Mental the ability to think through problems
Ideal family involves people who care about each other, communicate, support each other, and work as a team
Dysfunctional family family in which conflict, misbehavior, and/or child abuse occurs regularly
Intrapersonal conflict a conflict that occurs within a person
Interpersonal conflict a conflict that occurs between two or more people
Intragroup conflict a conflict that occurs between people that identify themselves as belonging to the same group
Intergroup conflict a conflict that occurs between two or more groups of people
Conflict avoidance a conflict response style in which a person avoids conflict at all cost
Conflict confrontation a person attempts to settle a disagreement in a hostile, defiant, and aggressive way
Conflict resolution skills a person uses these to solve a disagreement
Healthful relationship promotes self respect, encourage productivity and health, and is free of violence and drug abuse
Harmful relationship harms self respect, interferes with productivity and health, and includes violence and/or drug abuse
People pleaser a person who seeks the approval of others, will do anything to be liked
Enabler a person who supports the wrong behavior of others; makes excuses for the wrong behavior of others; denies his/her feelings
Clinger a person who is needy and dependent; chases and clings to other; suffocates others
Fixer a person who tries to fix other people's problems; is quick to give advice; takes over other people's responsibility
Distancer a person who is emotionally unavailable; avoid showing feelings; keeps people at arm's length
Controller is possessive, jealous and domineering; demands his/her own way; does not respect the will of others
Estrogen hormone that stimulates the development of female secondary characteristics
Testosterone hormone that produces male secondary characteristics
Digital rectal examination palpation of the anus, rectum, and prostate gland with a gloved finger, use din the diagnosis of intestinal bleeding, anorectal pain, and diseases of the prostate
Testicular self-examination a monthly procedure for detecting the early signs of testicular cancer
Visual learner a person who learns best by seeing or creating images or pictures
Kinestetic learner a person who learns by acting out something, touching an object, or repeating a motion
Auditory learner a person who learns by listening or discussing a topic
Global learner a person who learns best by combining visual, auditory, and kinestetic styles
Learning disability a disorder in which a person has difficulty acquiring and processing information
Dyslexia a learning disability in which a person has difficulty spelling, reading, and writing
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) a learning disorder in which a person is easily distracted
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) a person who is not able to sit or stand stand
Tracking disorder a learning disability in which a person has difficulty following a series of words or images
Chronological age the number of years a person has lived
Biological age a measure of how well a person's body systems are functioning
Social age a measure of a person's involvement in leisure activities
Dementia chronic disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease and marked by memory disorders
Alzheimer's progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age due to degeneration of the brain
Living will a document that tells what treatment a person wants in an event that he/she can no longer make a decision
Grief intense emotional suffering caused by loss, misfortune, or disaster
Five stages of grief denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance
Food group a category of foods that contain similar nutrients
Food guide pyramid a guide that tells how many servings from each food group are recommended each day
Vegetarian diet a diet in which vegetables are the foundation, and meat, poultry, and fish are eliminated
Vegan diet a diet that excludes foods from animals
Lacto vegetarian diet a diet that excludes fish, eggs, poultry, and meat
Ovo lacto vegetarian diet a diet that excludes fish, eggs, poultry, and red meat
Diabetes a disease in which the body's ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood and urine
Insulin hormone produced in the pancreas that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood
Food label the information provided on a food package indicating the various nutrients and calories present in the food
Nutrition the study of what people eat and of eating habits, and how these affect your health status
Eating disorder addiction that is caused by wrong attitudes and harmful ways of coping
Binge to eat large amounts of food over a short period of time
Purge to rid the body by vomiting or using laxatives or diurectics
Anorexia Nervosa an eating disorder in which the person starves themself
Bulimia an eating disorder in which a person binges and purges
Cardiovascular disease a disease of the heart and blood vessels
Angina Pectoris chest pains that result in narrowed coronary arteries
Arteriosclerosis a general term to describe several conditions that cause hardening or thickening of the arteries
Nitroglycerin pill that widens the arteries
Congestive heart failure a condition in which the heart's pumping ability is below normal capacity, and fluid accumulates in the lungs
Coronary heart disease a condition in which the coronary arteries are narrowed or blocked
Myocardial infarction the death of cardiac muscle caused by lack of blood to the heart
Arrhythmic condition where the heart beats very slow or fast for no apparent reason
Cerebrovascular condition caused by blocked or broken blood vessels in the brain
Metabolism the chemical processes that occur withing a living organism in order to maintain life
Glucose sugar that is an important energy source and a component of many carbohydrates
Type 1 Diabetes form of diabetes in which not enough insulin is produced
Type 2 Diabetes long term metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin
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