Ch 18: Diseases & Disorders Study Guide

About This Chapter

This convenient online study guide chapter helps you quickly review important topics related to common diseases and disorders. You can access the chapter's bite-sized lessons and self-assessments at any time to boost your grades, supplement your textbooks and study for exams.

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.

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  • 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.
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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

18 Lessons in Chapter 18: Diseases & Disorders Study Guide
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Common Respiratory Disorders & Diseases

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.

Stuttering: Causes & Types

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.

Psychogenic Stuttering: Definition & Characteristics

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.

Stuttering: Characteristics & Examples

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.

Stuttering in Adults: Signs & Symptoms

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.

Stuttering in Children: Signs & Causes

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.

Neurogenic Stuttering: Causes & Characteristics

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.

Folk Myths About 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.

Stuttering & Genetics

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.

Cemento-Osseous Dysplasia: Definition & Types

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!

Noonan Syndrome: Definition, Symptoms & Facts

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.

Cerebellar Atrophy: Causes & Symptoms

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.

What is Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome? - Symptoms & Treatment

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.

Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome: Facts & History

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.

Demodicosis in Humans: Symptoms & Treatment

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.

Ascariasis: History & Prevalence

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.

What is Ascariasis? - Symptoms & Pathophysiology

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.

Ascariasis: Treatment & Epidemiology

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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