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What is the leading infectious cause of death among children under five according to the World Health Organization?

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Pneumonia. Pneumonia accounted for 15% of all under-five deaths and killed 920,000 children in 2015.

What nerve tissue transmits light signals from your eye lens to the brain?

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Retina. Light striking the retina triggers nerve impulses.

Which medical abbreviation describes coronary heart disease?

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CHD. Coronary heart disease is caused by atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty material in the arteries.

What term describes sound waves?

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Doppler. "Doppler" comes from Austrian physicist Christian Doppler.

What is another name for the voice box?

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Larynx. The larynx is located at the level of the C3-C6 vertebrae.

John Langdon-Down, who first identified Down's Syndrome, was a physician from which country?

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United Kingdom. Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal disorder that causes mental retardation.

What does the word yoga mean?

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Union. Yoga is a word from Sanskrit, which is a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Fear of doctors is known as what?

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Iatrophobia. Iatrophobia is considered one of the social phobias.

What is not a medical symptom of anorexia nervosa?

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Parotid Gland Enlargement. Anorexia nervosa primarily affects adolescent females but approximately 10% of people diagnosed are male.

How many digestive glands are in the stomach?

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35 Million. Food is digested in the stomach in a period of 40 minute to a few hours.

What would you call the treatment of disease, usually cancer, by chemical agents?

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Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy works by killing cells, such as cancer cells bone marrow and hair follicles, that divide quickly.

What does "subcutaneous" mean?

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Under The Skin. Subcutaneous emphysema refers to a rare condition where air is trapped beneath the skin; it feels like Rice Crispies to the touch.

In medical terms, what does the suffix "-pexy" mean?

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To Fix. Nephropexy is the surgical fixation of a kidney.

Aerobic exercise increases what?

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Heart Rate. Aerobic Endurance is the body's ability to exercise whole muscle groups over an extended period of time at moderate intensity, utilizing aerobic energy.

How much of a person's body weight is water?

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55 Percent-65 Percent. Water accounts for 55%-65% of our body weight, and must be replenished constantly because our bodies cannot store it.

How many different food consumption systems are there in the Weight Watcher's Diet system?

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Two. In 2008, consumers spent over $4 billion on Weight Watchers branded products and services.

What is the second-leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015?

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Cancer. The number of new cancer cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next two decades according to the World Health Organization.

What are the body's smallest blood vessels called?

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Capillaries. The walls of capillaries are made of just a single layer.

What is another name for vitamin C?

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Ascorbic Acid. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin.

Which is considered a normal body temperature for humans?

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98.6 F. A humans body temperature is lowest during sleep.

 

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