About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering information about common diseases and disorders will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about common diseases and disorders, including stuttering, cemento-osseous dysplasia and respiratory problems. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the causes and symptoms of common diseases and disorders
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about human biology (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Diseases & Disorders Study Guide chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Diseases & Disorders Study Guide chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any human biology question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: View lessons on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about diseases and disorders for a standard human biology course. Topics covered include:
- Respiratory diseases and disorders
- Types of cemento-osseous dysplasia
- Stuttering causes, signs, symptoms, characteristics and myths
- Stuttering in children and adults
- The relationship between stuttering and genetics
- Psychogenic and neurogenic stuttering
1. Common Respiratory Disorders & Diseases
Can you name a few common respiratory disorders and diseases? You probably thought of the common cold or flu. But there are other ones and this lesson delineates some important things about them.
2. Stuttering: Causes & Types
Stuttering is a very challenging speech disorder that you have probably heard before. In this lesson, we will learn about the different types and causes of stuttering.
3. Psychogenic Stuttering: Definition & Characteristics
There are different causes for stuttering and psychogenic stuttering is one of those that occur rarely. In this lesson, we will learn about what psychogenic stuttering is and what causes it.
4. Stuttering: Characteristics & Examples
Everyone has some trouble talking at times. But if you deal with a stutter, you might have trouble all of the time. In this lesson, we'll learn about the different characteristics of stuttering and look at some examples.
5. Stuttering in Adults: Signs & Symptoms
This lesson quickly defines stuttering. Then it explores the numerous signs and symptoms of stuttering in adults, including some obvious and some not so obvious ones.
6. Stuttering in Children: Signs & Causes
In this lesson, you will be provided with a broad overview of stuttering in children. This will include the causes of stuttering and how to identify common signs of it, as well as when stuttering may require intervention.
7. Neurogenic Stuttering: Causes & Characteristics
What is neurogenic stuttering? We will take a look at the various possible causes of this disorder and the characteristics commonly displayed in a person with neurogenic stuttering.
8. Folk Myths About Stuttering
Have you ever heard of stuttering or know someone who stutters? If so, you probably have come across some myths about stuttering as well. This lesson goes over and dispels those myths that have been connected to causing or curing stuttering - there are quite a few of them.
9. Stuttering & Genetics
Stuttering is a challenging speech disorder that isn't well understood, but research has shown some evidence of a genetic link. In this lesson, we will learn about stuttering and how genetics may play a part.
10. Cemento-Osseous Dysplasia: Definition & Types
What is cemento-osseous dysplasia? What are the various types of this condition? Learn the answers to these questions, and much more, by checking out this lesson!
11. Noonan Syndrome: Definition, Symptoms & Facts
This lesson goes over a condition known as Noonan Syndrome. You'll learn why it occurs, its frequency, and many of the major signs and symptoms of this condition.
12. Cerebellar Atrophy: Causes & Symptoms
Cerebellar atrophy is a devastating disease that impacts a person's motor function, coordination, and ability to speak and swallow. Read this lesson to learn the symptoms of cerebellar atrophy, as well as the possible causes of this condition.
13. What is Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome? - Symptoms & Treatment
How do you stop someone from hurting themselves? That's what doctors treating people with Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome must consider. This lesson describes this condition and some of its possible treatments.
14. Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome: Facts & History
This lesson presents a very real but also very scary syndrome. It's called Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, and it can cause a person to want to hurt themselves. Find out more about its history and facts in this lesson.
15. Demodicosis in Humans: Symptoms & Treatment
This lesson goes over the definition of demodicosis as well as the general signs and symptoms someone may experience with this condition. You'll also learn about some of the potential treatment options for demodicosis.
16. Ascariasis: History & Prevalence
Did ancient people know about parasitic infections? How do you discover the mode of transmission of a parasitic worm? Find out in this lesson on the history and prevalence of ascariasis.
17. What is Ascariasis? - Symptoms & Pathophysiology
This lesson goes over a pretty disgusting but rare (in the United States) parasitic infection known as ascariasis. Find out the pathophysiology as well as the signs and symptoms behind this condition.
18. Ascariasis: Treatment & Epidemiology
Hundreds of millions of people are infected with parasitic worms! One condition where this occurs is called ascariasis. Find out more about this condition's treatment and epidemiology.
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Other chapters within the Human Biology Study Guide course
- Introduction to Human Biology
- Human Respiratory System Study Guide
- Human Circulatory System Study Guide
- Blood Vessels Study Guide
- Human Endocrine System Study Guide
- Skeletal System Study Guide
- Muscular System Study Guide
- Integumentary System Study Guide
- Sympathetic & Parasympathetic Nervous Systems Study Guide
- Digestive System Study Guide
- Urinary System Study Guide
- Reproductive System Study Guide
- Human Reproduction Study Guide
- Cell Structures & Cycles Study Guide
- Human Genetics Study Guide
- Disease & Disorders Study Guide
- Disease Origins Study Guide
- Dentistry Basics Study Guide