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1

What are some factors which affect your health?

age
exercise
smoking
diet
weather

2

What causes a disease?

A pathogen

3

What's a communicable disease?

communicable diseases cause symptoms which let you know we have the disease

4

What does a vaccination do?

Exposes your immune system to a particular pathogen that it can develop antibodies to fight it

5

What are antibodies?

Antibodies destroy pathogens by binding to then and causing the to be cut open

6

What's an antitoxin?

Antitoxins can detect and bind to toxins, neutralising them which makes the less harmful

7

What do antibiotics do?

Treat bacterial infections

8

What do steroids do?

increase muscle growth

9

What do stimulants i.e caffeine do?

Become more alert and increase concentration

10

What do statins do?

Reduce blood cholesterol

11

What do painkillers do?

relieve the symptoms of disease

12

What does thalidomide do?

Treats leprosy

13

What's a non communicable disease?

A disease that she not caused by pathogen

14

What's a benign tumour?

A growth of abnormal cells which are contained in one area

15

What's a malignant tumour?

Malignant tumour is cancerous which invade neighbouring tissue and spread to different part of the body in the blood

16

What does coronary heart disease affect?

it affects the coronary arteries which will provide oxygen and glucose to the heart muscle

17

What's thrombosis,

Thrombosis is when the blood flow is restricted, blood pressure then increases

18

What's atheroma?

Atheroma is the name of fatty deposit which forms within the wall of the artery

19

What is a a heart attack also known as?

myocardial infraction