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Abstinence- voluntary refrainment from sexual intercourse Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)- the fatal stages of HIV infection, characterized by a variety of severe illnesses and decreased levels of certain immune cells Acupuncture- a Chinese medical practice of puncturing the body with needles inserted at specific points to relieve pain or cure disease Addiction- a behavioral patter characterized by compulsion, loss of control, and continued repetition of a behavior or activity in spite of adverse consequences Aging- the characteristic pattern of normal life changes that occur as humans grow older Alcohol Abuse- continued use of alcohol despite awareness of social, occupational, psychological, or physical problems related to its use, or use of alcohol in dangerous ways or situations, such as before driving Alcohol Dependence- development of a strong craving for alcohol due to the pleasurable feelings or relief of stress or anxiety produced by drinking Alcoholism- a chronic, progressive, potentially fatal disease characterized by impaired control of drinking, a preoccupation with alcohol, continued use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distorted thinking, most notably denial Alzheimer’s Disease- a progressive deterioration of intellectual powers due to physiological changes within the brain; symptoms include diminishing ability to concentrate and reason, disorientation, depression, apathy, and paranoia Amphetamines- any class of stimulants that trigger the release of epinephrine, which stimulates the central nervous system; users experience a state of hyper-alertness and energy, followed by a crash as the drug wears off Ayurveda- a traditional Indian medical treatment involving meditation, exercise, herbal medications, and nutrition Barbiturates- antianxiety drugs that depress the central nervous system, reduce activity and induce relaxation, drowsiness, or sleep; often prescribed to relieve tension and treat epileptic seizures or as a general anesthetic Benzodiazepines- antianxiety drugs that depress the central nervous system, reduce activity, and induce relaxation, drowsiness, or sleep; often prescribed to relieve tension, muscular strain, sleep problems, anxiety, and panic attacks; also used as an anesthetic and in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal Bidis- skinny, sweet flavored cigarettes Binge Drinking- for a man, having 5 or more alcoholic drinks at a single sitting; for women, having 4 or more drinks at a single sitting Biofeedback- a technique of becoming aware, with the aid of external monitoring devices, of internal physiological activities in order to develop the capacity of altering them Blood-Alcohol Concentration (BAC)- the amount of alcohol in the blood, expressed as a percentage Celibacy- abstention from sexual activity, can be partial or complete, permanent or temporary Chancroid- a soft, painful sore or localized infection usually acquired through sexual contact Chiropractic- a method of treating disease, primarily through manipulating the bones and joints to restore
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course KINESOLOGY 105 taught by Professor Beisenstein-weiss during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Oshkosh.

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