kines 3 - Abscess- A localized accumulation of pus and...

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Abscess- A localized accumulation of pus and disintegrating tissue Amino Acids- Organic compounds containing nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen; the essential building blocks of protein Angina Pectoris- A severe, suffocating chest pain caused by a brief lack of oxygen to the heart Angioplasty- Surgical repair of an obstructed artery by passing a balloon catheter through the blood vessel to the area of disease then inflating the catheter to compress the plaque against the vessel wall Anorexia Nervosa- A psychological disorder in which refusal to eat and/or extreme loss of appetite leads to malnutrition, severe weight loss, and possible death Antibiotics- substances produced by microorganisms, or synthetic agents, that are toxic to other types of microorganisms; in dilute solutions, used to treat infectious diseases Antioxidants- Substances that prevent the damaging effects of oxidation in cells Antiviral Drugs- a substance that decreases the severity and duration of a viral infection if taken prior to or soon after onset of the infection Appetite- a desire for food, stimulated by anticipated hunger, physiological changes within the brain and body, the availability of food, and other environmental and psychological factors Arteriosclerosis- any of a number of chronic diseases characterized by degeneration of the arteries and hardening and thickening of arterial walls Atherosclerosis- a form of arteriosclerosis in which fatty substances (plaque) are deposited on the inner walls of arteries Bacteria- One celled microscopic organisms; the most plentiful pathogens Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)- the number of calories required to sustain the body at rest Binge Eating- the rapid consumption of an abnormally large amount of food in a relatively short time Body Mass Index (BMI)- a mathematical formula that correlates with body fat; the ratio of weight to height squared Botulism- possibly fatal food poisoning caused by a type of bacterium that grows and produces its toxin in the absence of air and is found in improperly canned food Bulimia Nervosa- episodic binge eating, often followed by forced vomiting or laxative abuse, and accompanied by a persistent preoccupation with body shape and weight Calories- the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius. In everyday usage related to the energy content of foods and the energy expended in activities, a calorie is actually the equivalent of a thousand such calories, or kilocalorie Carbohydrates- organic compounds, such as starches, sugars, and glycogen that are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, and are sources of bodily energy Carcinogen- a substance that produces cancerous cells or enhances their development and growth Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)- a method of artificial stimulation of the heart and lungs; a combination of mouth-to-mouth breathing and chest compression Cholesterol- an organic substance found in animal fats; linked to cardiovascular disease, particularly
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