Chapter 3: Stress and Illness/ Disease

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hot reactors
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people who react to stress with an all-out physiological reaction.
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psychosomatic
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Conditions that have both a mind and body component
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psychophysiological
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synonymous with psychosomatic
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psychogenic
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A physical disease cause by the emotional stress without a microorganism involved.
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somagenic
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a psychosomatic disease that results from the mind increasing to disease causing microbes or natural degenerative process
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psyconeuroimmunology
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the study of illness-causing and healing effects of the mind on the body
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phagocytes
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A type of white blood cell whose purpose is to destory substances foreign to the body
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T cells
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A type of lymphocyte whose purpose is to destroy substances foreign to the body by puncturing invaded body cells and killing the cells and the foreign substances
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B cells
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A type of lymphocyte that produces antibodies
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suppressor T cells
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Cells whose purpose is to halt the immune response
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memory T and B cells
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Cells left in the bloodstream and that lymphatic system to recognize and respond to future attacks to the body by the same invader
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sphygmomanometer
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An instrument used to measure blood pressure
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systolic blood pressure
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The pressure of blood as it leaves the heart
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diastolic blood pressure
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The pressure of the blood against the arterial walls when the heart is relaxed
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essential hypertension
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hypertension with no known cause.
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cerebral hemorrhage
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a rupture of a blood vessel in the brain
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myocardial infarction
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When a part of the heart dies because of lack of oxygen
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plaque
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Debris that clogs coronary arteries
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apoplexy
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A lack of oxygen to the brain resulting from a blockage or rupture of a blood vessel; also called stroke
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stroke
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A lack of oxygen to the brain resulting from a blockage or rupture of a blood vessel; also called apaoplexy
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Type A
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A behavior pattern associated with the development of coronary heart disease.
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Atherosclerosis
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clogging of the coronary arteries
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Arteriosclerosis
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Loss of elasticity of the coronary arteries
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preattack
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synonymous with prodrome
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prodrome
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The constriction phase of migraine headache; also called
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carcinogens
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Cancer-causing agents.
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T-lymphocytes
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A part of the immune system that destroys mutant cells.

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