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    Parkinson’s disease Chase J Fowler Missouri Southern State University   What is Parkinson’s disease (PD)? Parkinson’s is a disease that causes the nervous system to degenerate which means that person’s health is declining mentally, physically, and morally. Parkinson’s causes a loss in balance, which is the cause for most of the falls. These falls lead to the most injuries a Parkinson’s patient has; whether it be fractures or concussions. It causes a loss in muscle movement and muscle control. Patients

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    and disease? Human beings are susceptible to a variety of diseases. A disease is a disorder or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system, of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxitcity, or unfavorable environmental factors, illness, sickness, ailment. (Dictionary, 2015). A disease represents a failure, or severe flaw of the body. There are two types of diseases, an infectious disease and

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    Lyme Disease Is A Disease

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    Lyme Disease Lyme’s disease is a disease that is transmitted to humans when an infected tick bites the human’s skin. According to Lymedisease.org, “Symptoms of early Lyme disease may present as a flu-like illness (fever, chills, sweats, muscle aches, fatigue, nausea and joint pain). Some patients have a rash or Bell’s palsy (facial drooping). However, although a rash shaped like a bull’s-eye is considered characteristic of Lyme disease, many people develop a different kind of Lyme rash or none at

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    Parkinson Disease Danielle West University Of Arkansas Fort Smith Medical Terminology Fall of 2015 Introduction Parkinson is a disease that is a glitch in the neurons in the brain, which frequently affects the substantia nigra. Part of the dying neurons produces a chemical called dopamine. As this progresses, the dopamine in the brain decreases. Dopamine is a chemical in the brain which helps the body regulate coordination and movement in the body. Once Parkinson Disease (PD) is in

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    Celiac Disease : A Disease

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    Celiac disease, which is also called coeliac disease, is a genetic autoimmune disease that injures the small intestine. Gluten is a protein that is in some wheat, barley, and rye. It is also a new fad diet and being gluten intolerant is something a majority of the population may claim. However, for those who really have celiac disease it is more serious. In fact, "Despite popular belief, celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disease, not the latest fad diet", according to the organization

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    Lyme disease is a multisystem, inflammatory illness. It is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. It is a vector-borne infection (which means it is spread directly from one host to another) transmitted specifically through the bite of an infected tick (Mayo Clinic: Lyme Disease - Definition, Aug. 27, 2015). There are certain risk factors which can increase one 's chance of contracting Lyme disease. For example: where a person lives can heighten one 's likelihood of getting this illness. Wherever

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    issue. Huntington's disease is an acquired neurodegenerative issue brought on by transformations in a quality that encodes a protein called Huntingtin. Indications of the disease normally start in your midlife and incorporate uncontrolled developments, enthusiastic aggravations and, in the long run, dementia. Despite the fact that studies in people and creatures have found pieces of

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    diagnosed with the disorder or may be a carrier. Definition of a genetically inherited disease: “A genetic disease or disorder is the result of changes, or mutations, in an individual’s DNA. A mutation is a change in the DNA sequence that make up a gene” When a gene is mutated or is not present, its protein product can no longer carry out its normal function, and thus disorder or genetically inherited disease can occur. ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY (ADL) Description: Adrenoleukodystrophy (also known

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    Disease Classification Structures Health care information systems cover a wide range of issues dealing with the supervision and use of biomedical information. Health information systems are central support tools in the administration of health care services. An acceptable health information system is important not only for evaluating the health needs of populations but also for preparation and for application of health interventions. It is equally imperative in the assessment of programs

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    In studying health and disease, it is critical not only to identify what is immediately before us, but also to gain an understanding of the contextual relationship that brought these conditions of sickness or health to bear. Of great significance to the human ecology of disease is this dynamic context of interactions between the human population, our environment, and our cultural behavior and practice (Meade & Emch, 2010; Mayer, 2000). Together, these three form the “triangle of human ecology,” which

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