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Health Chapter 15


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a reaction by the body's immune system to a harmless substance
American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
wide-ranging legislation to make the environment positive for people who have disablilties
inflammation of the joints
a disorder that causes the airway that carry air into the lungs to become narrow and to become clogged with mucus
autoimmune disease
a disease in which the immune system attacks the cells of that the immune system normally project
physical or mental impariment or deficiency that interferes with the person's normal activity.
a segment of DNA located on a chromosomes that codes for a specific hereditary trait and thatis passed frim parent to offspring.
gene thrapy
a technique that places a healthy copy of a gene into the cells of a person whose copy of the gene is defective
genetic counsiling
the process of informing a person or couple about their genetic makeup.
Hereditary Disease
a disease caused by abnormal chromosomes or by defective genes inherited bya child from one or both parents.
Human Genome Project
a research effort to determine the locations of all human genes on the chromosomes and read the coded instruction in the genes.
Multiple Scerosis (MS)
an autoimmune disease in which the body mistakenly attacks myelin, the fatty insulation on nerves in the brain and spinal cord.
a buzzing, ringing, or whistling sound in one or both ear that occurs even when no sound is present.

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