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The definition of "a large dose given all at once" best fits which medical term?

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Bolus. Bolus is usually larger than an ordinary pill or given intravenously.

After what age does the average American begin gaining one pound per year?

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25. At 25, the average American begins losing one third to one half pound of muscle every year.

What kind of drug suppresses the body's immune response?

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Immunosuppressive. Immunosuppressive treatments are often used to prevent a body from rejecting donated organs.

What are babies born without?

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Actual Kneecaps. Babies are born with tissue that becomes bone forming the kneecap between two and six years of age.

When a person says they are allergic to cats, what are they really allergic to?

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Dander. Dander is basically dandruff found in all cats, and is the cause of an allergy to cats.

Aspirin went on sale as the first pharmaceutical drug in the year?

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1899. Aspirin was patented on February 27, 1900.

The new food pyramid is only appropriate for people over the age of what?

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Two. Toddlers and infants require diets different than older children.

What is the official name for a breast lift?

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Mastopexy. A breast lift may or may not be done together with insertion of a breast implant.

What shape is a bacterium if it is a cocci?

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Spherical. A cocci is spherical, and can be bunched.

What part of the brain controls hunger?

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Hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is the part of the brain located just above the brain stem.

Which of the following therapies uses anti-HIV medications to prevent HIV negative people from becoming infected?

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Human immunodeficiency virus infects the cells of the immune system, breaking down the body's ability to fend off some infections and other diseases.

What is the name of the group of anti-anxiety drugs that includes Valium and Xanax?

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Benzodiazepines. In the 1950's, benzodiazepines were discovered to provide relief from anxiety.

In France, what percent of health expenditures are covered by a public insurance system?

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75%. France is ranked as the fifth largest economy by nominal GDP.

Which of these is not part of the skeletal system?

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Esophagus. The esophagus carries food from the mouth to the stomach.

What medical term means "within the body"?

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Internal. Internal medicine uses non-surgical treatments for diseases.

According to the World Health Organization, what was the largest cause of death in low-income economies in 2015?

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Lower Respiratory Infections. Examples of lower respiratory infections include influenza, pneumonia, and bronchiolitis.

What percentage of an adult's calorie intake should come from carbohydrates?

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45 Percent-65 Percent. Adults should get 45%-65% of their calories from carbohydrates, which provide energy in the form of glucose.

What group of health professionals has the highest rate of smokers?

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Nurses. A committee led by Lystra Gretter penned the nursing field's Nightingale Pledge in 1893.

What medical term refers to a type of cancer?

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Carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma is the medical term for a tumor.

Who is considered the father of behaviorism?

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John Watson. John Watson founded his school of behaviorialism after studying the behavior of animals.

 

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