Thoracic Between the neck and the abdomen. The thoracic cavity is where the heart and lungs are in humans and other mammals
Pre-Cancer Cells are present that have grown abnormally It is important to note that pre-cancer DOES NOT mean you will develop cancer. It means a higher risk of cancer developing at some point. It is a sign that closer monitoring is needed to catch any cancer development early, or even to prevent it from developing…
A grain where the germ, endosperm, and bran layer are all present, or “whole”
Involving free oxygen. Also commonly called “cardio” when referring to exercise due to the increase of oxygen use through the cardiovascular system to meet energy demands
Unplanned cell death or tissue death. Can be caused by injury, disease, infection, toxins, inflammation, or obstructed blood flow
A mild Traumatic Brain injury that can affect brain function. Usually caused by a blow to, or violent shaking of the head.
Co-morbidity: two or more chronic conditions occurring at the same time to a single person.
Major life activity: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, and participating in community activities. Impairment in one or more is the ADA definition for disability.
Antibody A protein produced by the immune system to recognize a foreign threat, attach to it, and begin the necessary process for neutralizing or killing it
Antibody: A protein produced by the immune system to recognize a foreign threat, attach to it, and begin the necessary process for neutralizing or killing it
Relative Contraindication When two medicines or treatments may cause negative outcomes if used together. Caution must be used when two medicines are relatively contraindicated.
HAART Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy became the standard of HIV care in 1997 because it is a customized cocktail of medications that controls viral load and delays or prevents progression to AIDS.