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basic medical term

intro to health to occ.

anesthesia loss of feeling with/without the loss of consciousness
antibiotics drugs that slow the growth of, or destroy bacteria; used to treat infections
caduceus an emblem of medicine in the United States
epidemic an outbreak of disease that affects many people and spreads rapidly
genomic medicine a branch of medicine that studies a persons DNA sequences, which carry genetic information
hospice a type of care designed to relive pain and reduce suffering in terminally ill patients
medicare a federal health insurance program for persons 65 or older and disabled individuals
microscope an instrument that uses a lens to magnify objects to small to be seen with the naked eye
pathogens disease producing microorganisms
quarantine the process of isolating people who have been exposed to infectious or contagious disease
United States Public Health Service federal agency that dates back to the late 1700's whose mission is to promote public health
vaccination the use of medicines that contain weakened or dead bacteria or viruses to build immunity and prevent disease
World Health Organization (WHO) an agency if the United Nations that is concerned with international public health
Created by: ryleestelly