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CHAPTER 15-19 terms - CHAPTER 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9...

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CHAPTER 15 – 1. Climacteric the term used to describe the adult period during which reproductive capacity declines or is lost 2. Menopause the cessation of monthly menstrual cycles in middle-aged women 3. Premenopausal phase the stage of menopause during which estrogen levels fall somewhat, menstrual period are less regular, and anovulatory cycles begin to occur 4. Premenopausal phase the stage of menopause during which estrogen and progesterone levels are erratic, menstrual cycles may be very irregular, and women begin to experience symptoms such as hot flashes 5. Postmenopausal phase the last stage of menopause beginning when a woman has had no menstrual period for a years or more 6. Osteoporosis loss of bone mass with age, resulting in more brittle and porous bones 7. Presbyopia normal loss of visual acuity with aging, especially the ability to focus the eyes on near objects 8. Presbycusis normal loss of hearing with aging, especiall of high-frequency tones 9. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) a set of processes in the heart and circulatory system 10. Atherosclerosis narrowing of the arteries caused by deposits of fatty substance called plaque 11. Type a personality pattern a personality type associated with greater rish of coronary heart disease; it includes competitive achievement striving, a sense of time urgency, and sometimes, hostility or aggressiveness 12. Hypertension elevated blood pressure 13. Alcoholism physical and psychological dependence on alcohol
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14. Episodic memories recollections of personal events 15. Semantic memories general knowledge CHAPTER 16 1. Generavtivity versus stagnation stage the seventh of Erickson’s stages, in which middle-aged adults find meaning in contributing to the development of younger individuals 2.
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