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Anxiety disorder-- set of mental illnesses characterized by feelings of fear, panic, and anxietyDental caries-- an oral infectious disease caused by the acidic byproduct of the digestion of dietary carbohydrates; these acids cause the demineralization of tooth enamel and other dental tissues causing carious lesions ("cavities")Depression-- in general refers to feeling sad, blue, unhappy, etc. for relatively short periods of time; clinical depression is a mental illness or mood disorder characterized by feelings of loss, anger, sadness, or frustration that lasts for an extended period of time and interferes with one's daily lifeDiscrimination-- unfair treatment of another person based on prejudice (see below for a definition of prejudice)Embodiment-- the process by which social influences (including discrimination),behaviors, and practices impact our physical bodiesEmpowerment-- the process of increasing the power of individuals and groups to control the circumstances of their livesEquality

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