Vocabulary - Disease Prevention.docx - Vocabulary Disease Prevention noncommunicable disease cardiovascular disease diseases of long duration and

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Vocabulary - Disease Prevention noncommunicable disease- diseases of long duration and generally slow progression cardiovascular disease (CVD)- Heart conditions that include diseased vessels, structural problems, and blood clots. Hypertension- abnormally high blood pressure. Atherosclerosis- The build-up of fats, cholesterol, and other substances in and on the artery walls. angina pectoris- A type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. Arrhythmias - Improper beating of the heart, whether irregular, too fast, or too slow. Cancer- A disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue. Tumor- a swelling of a part of the body, generally without inflammation, caused by an abnormal growth of tissue, whether benign or malignant. Benign tumor- noncancerous tumor
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autoimmune disease- A disease in which the body's immune system attacks healthy cells. Arthritis- Inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with age.
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