Flashcards - Health & Wellness Overview

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nicotine
Nicotine is a potent parasympathomimetic alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants and is a stimulant drug
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alcoholic
Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder , is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in problems
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addictive behavior
An addictive behavior is a behavior, or a stimulus related to a behavior , that is both rewarding and reinforcing, and is associated with the development of an addiction
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stressors
A stressor is a chemical or biological agent, environmental condition, external stimulus or an event that causes stress to an organism
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secondhand smoke
Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, called second-hand smoke , or environmental tobacco smoke , by persons other than the intended \"active\" smoker
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carcinogen
A carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer
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nervous system
The nervous system is the part of an animal's body that coordinates its actions and transmits signals to and from different parts of its body
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solution-focused coping
In psychology, coping means to invest own conscious effort, to solve personal and interpersonal problems, in order to try to master, minimize or tolerate stress and conflict
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acutely
In medicine, describing a disease as acute denotes that it is of short duration and, as a corollary of that, of recent onset
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acutely
In medicine, describing a disease as acute denotes that it is of short duration and, as a corollary of that, of recent onset
solution-focused coping
In psychology, coping means to invest own conscious effort, to solve personal and interpersonal problems, in order to try to master, minimize or tolerate stress and conflict
nervous system
The nervous system is the part of an animal's body that coordinates its actions and transmits signals to and from different parts of its body
carcinogen
A carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer
secondhand smoke
Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, called second-hand smoke , or environmental tobacco smoke , by persons other than the intended \"active\" smoker
stressors
A stressor is a chemical or biological agent, environmental condition, external stimulus or an event that causes stress to an organism
addictive behavior
An addictive behavior is a behavior, or a stimulus related to a behavior , that is both rewarding and reinforcing, and is associated with the development of an addiction
alcoholic
Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder , is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in problems
nicotine
Nicotine is a potent parasympathomimetic alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants and is a stimulant drug
environmental tobacco smoke
Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, called second-hand smoke , or environmental tobacco smoke , by persons other than the intended "active" smoker
sidestream smoke
Sidestream smoke is smoke which goes into the air directly from a burning cigarette, cigar, or smoking pipe
mammogram
Mammography is the process of using low-energy X-rays to examine the human breast, which is used as a diagnostic and screening tool
pathogenic
In biology, a pathogen in the oldest and broadest sense is anything that can produce disease; the term came into use in the 1880s
Stress
Physiological or biological stress is an organism's response to a stressor such as an environmental condition
necrotizing fasciitis
Necrotising fasciitis , commonly known as flesh-eating disease, is an infection that results in the death of the body's soft tissue
tachycardia
Tachycardia, also called tachyarrhythmia, is a heart rate that exceeds the normal resting rate
vasoconstriction
Vasoconstriction is the narrowing of the blood vessels resulting from contraction of the muscular wall of the vessels, in particular the large arteries and small arterioles
cirrhosis
Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver does not function properly due to long-term damage
myocardial infarction
Myocardial infarction or acute myocardial infarction , commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow stops to a part of the heart causing damage to the heart muscle

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