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Health and Illness vocabs

acute illness usually has a rapid onset of symptoms and last only a relatively short time
chronic illness irreversible permanent illness that causes permanent physical impairment in anatomy and physiology, requires long-term healthcare(ex. heart disease, diabetes mellitus, lung diseases, & athritis)
disease a medical term, meaning that there is a pathological change in the structure or function of the body or mind.
exacerbation the symptoms of the disease reappear
health a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
health promotion the behavior of an indivdual that is motivated by a personal desire to increase well-being and health potential.
holistic care care that addresses the many dimensions that compromise the whole individual
illness the response of the person to a disease; it is an abnormal process in which the person's level of functioning is changed when compared w/a previous level.
morbidity how frequently a disease occurs
mortality numbers of death
remission when the disease is present, but the person does not experience symptoms
risk factor something that inrcreases a person's chances for illness or injury.
wellness an active state of being healthy by living a lifestyle that pronmotes good physical, mental, and emotional health.
Created by: mbhall