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Standing up for your rights and beliefs in firm but

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Standing up for your rights and beliefs in firm but positive ways (Ch. 12, 310; Ch. 13, 332) Asthma An inflammatory condition in which the trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles become nar- rowed, causing difficulty in breathing (Ch. 16, 434; Ch. 26, 690) Asymptomatic stage A period of time during which a person infected with HIV has no symptoms (Ch. 25, 662) Atherosclerosis The process in which plaques accu- mulate on artery walls (Ch. 26, 675) Auditory ossicles Three small bones linked together that connect the eardrum to the inner ear (Ch. 14, 377) Autoimmune disease A condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks itself, targeting the cells, tissues, and organs of a person's own body (Ch. 26, 691) Autonomy The confidence that a person can control his or her own body, impulses, and environment (Ch. 19, 505) Axial skeleton The 80 bones of the skull, spine, ribs, vertebrae, and sternum, or breastbone (Ch. 15, 387) B Bacteria Single-celled microorganisms (Ch. 24, 623) Behavior therapy A treatment process that focuses on changing unwanted behaviors through rewards and reinforcements (Ch. 9, 237) Benign Noncancerous (Ch. 26, 681) Bile A yellow-green, bitter fluid important in the breakdown and absorption of fats (Ch. 17, 445) Binge drinking Drinking five or more alcoholic drinks at one sitting (Ch. 22, 571) Binge eating disorder A disorder characterized by compulsive overeating (Ch. 6, 155) Biodegradable Able to be broken down by micro- organisms in the environment (Ch. 29, 772) Biomedical therapy The use of certain medications to treat or reduce the symptoms of a mental disorder (Ch. 9, 237) Biopsy The removal of a small piece of tissue for examination (Ch. 26, 686) Birthing center A facility in which females with low-risk pregnancies can deliver their babies in a homelike setting (Ch. 19, 492) Bladder A hollow muscular organ that acts as a reservoir for urine (Ch. 17, 455) Blizzard A snowstorm with winds of at least 35 miles per hour (Ch. 27, 728) Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) The amount of alcohol in a person’s blood expressed as a percentage (Ch. 22, 570) Blood pressure A measure of the amount of force that the blood places on the walls of blood vessels, particularly large arteries, as it is pumped through the body (Ch. 16, 424) Body composition The ratio of body fat to lean body tissue, including muscle, bone, water, and connective tissue such as ligaments, cartilage, and tendons (Ch. 4, 81) Body image The way you see your body (Ch. 6, 144) Body language Nonverbal communication through gestures, facial expressions, behaviors, and posture (Ch. 10, 258; Ch. 13, 332) Body mass index (BMI) A ratio that allows you to assess your body size in relation to your height and weight (Ch. 6, 145) Brain stem A 3-inch-long stalk of nerve cells and fibers that connects the spinal cord to the rest of the brain (Ch. 15, 403) Bronchi The airways that connect the trachea and the lungs (Ch. 16, 431) Bronchitis An inflammation of the bronchi caused by infection or exposure to irritants such as tobacco smoke or air pollution (Ch. 16, 433) Bulimia nervosa A disorder in which some form of purging or clearing of the digestive tract follows cycles of overeating (Ch. 6, 154) Bullying
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