What are Degenerative Diseases?


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What are degenerative diseases?

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1. Which of the following are degenerative diseases?

2. A patient goes to the doctor complaining of muscle soreness and stiffness. The doctor does some scans and finds that there is no damage to the muscle itself, but there is damage to the motor neurons in the patient's brain and body. With which of the following degenerative diseases would the doctor most likely diagnose this patient?

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Thanks to the quiz/worksheet combo, you can assess your knowledge of degenerative diseases. For the quiz, you will need to identify the different types of these diseases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These educational resources test your knowledge of:

  • What degenerative disease is
  • Which disease is characterized by muscle soreness and stiffness
  • Body parts affected by Alzheimer's disease
  • Why patients with muscular dystrophy need a ventilator

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the medical-related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the part of the body that is affected by Alzheimer's disease
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding why patients with muscular dystrophy need a ventilator and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about these diseases, you can read the lesson titled What are Degenerative Diseases? It is designed to help you cover these topics:

  • Consequences of having a degenerative disease
  • Examples of degenerative diseases
  • Treatments for these types of diseases