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1

List 5 stressors and rate them

-cut finger -mild
-bee sting -mild
-dehydrated -mild
-auto accident -severe
-broken leg -severe

2

Possible consequence of extreme disruption of homeostasis

Death

3

Describe 4 health risks that humans bring upon themselves

-drinking
-smoking
-speeding
-not wearing a seatbelt

4

Briefly describe a decision that involves ethics

Vaccines, can't force someone to have them, but not being vaccinated put others at risk

5

stressors

anything sensory nerves identify

6

triage

deciding who should be treated first, by rank

7

vital signs

blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, respiration rate

8

prognosis

chances of living

9

pathogen

living thing that infects the body

10

antibodies

proteins produced by white blood cells, and destroy antigens

11

antigens

foreign protein

12

histamines

allergies, rash, sore threat and watery eyes

13

antihistamines

destroy/counter attack histamines

14

autoimmune disease

when the body attacks itself

15

memory of infection

when the body remembers infections it has come in contact with

16

vaccination

a weakened, dead or toxin form of a disease injected into the body