Disease Papers

  • Predation As A Fact

    638 words, 3 pages

    Phil 2 McMahan begins his argument to do away with predation with the assertion that animals are in great agony when they are killed by predators. He doesn’t give any proof of this, but that might be because he is building off of Singer’s Animal Liberation. In Animal Liberation, Singer explains in detail how animals are capable of feeling pain and how similar their experience of pain is to the human experience. Then to connect Singer’s argument to McMahan’s point, one just has to have seen how prey is killed by predators. To witness a wolf ripping apart a rabbit

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    Gardasil Case Analysis

    495 words, 2 pages

    UGBA101A 1. Gardasil is a definitely a great product. In clinical trials it prevented 100 percent of cancers related to HPV types 16 and 18 in women not previously exposed to the virus. It also prevented 99 percent of genital warts caused by HPV 6 and 11. With HPV types 16 and 18 making up 70 percent of cervical cancer cases and types 6 and 11 making up 90 percent of genital wart cases, I would say Gardasil is a great product. It prevents most cervical cancer and most genital wart cases. Additionally, it is known to have very few side effects. Its brilliance is additionally supported by the

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    Disease Vs. Disability

    532 words, 3 pages

    Disease and disability can be words that can sometimes be interchangeable, and, as discussed in class, it is important to be able to distinguish the two words, especially since the two words, although sounding similar, actually have two completely different meanings. To put an exact definition, I used dictionary.com to search the proper definitions for the two words. According to dictionary.com, disease can be defined as “a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of a genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutr

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    Hsci 460: Research In Health And Human Sciences

    824 words, 4 pages

    According to the five articles presented, each disability discussed is thoroughly understood; what it is, its affect on people, possible complications accompanying the disability, and much more. The disabilities discussed specifically were the following: overweight and obesity in people with disabilities (PWD), PWD in general, Parkinson’s disease (PD), Down syndrome (DS), and spinal cord injury (SCI). In each of the articles there is a summary statement or statements about what the disability is and how it pertains to the research at hand. What most of these research articles have in common, m

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    The West Nile Virus

    2022 words, 9 pages

    The West Nile Virus, a member of the Flaviviridae family and listed under Flavivirus for its genus, is a foreign disease to the United States originating from Africa. If transmitted to humans, flulike symptoms and those similar to encephalitis may occur. The West Nile Virus was first introduced to the United States in 1999 in New York City, which then spread through much of the Americas within six years (Di Giallonardo et al. 2016 and VanDalen et al. 2013). The virus was spread because of the large mosquito population, which was also transmitted to the avian population. In order to understand

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    Decisions In Paradise: Part2

    794 words, 4 pages

    Decisions in Paradise: Part2 Starbucks leading problem that they need to address when doing business in Kava is to address the issue of educating both the citizen of Kava and their employees on the risks of AIDS. In this essay some solutions to the education and awareness of AIDS. By exploring different ideas it will help in the decision making of choosing the right program to implement in the education of AIDS, by doing this it will benefit the citizens of Kava. Since at least half the population is under the age of 15, they are most likely looking to get an education on basics as well the

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    Microbiology

    1883 words, 8 pages

    Introduction: Biological organisms are classified uniformly in order to easily categorize and identify organisms. This classification, or taxonomy, uses the genus name followed by the species name, in Latin. By having a universal method of identifying bacteria allows for all scientists from any part of the world to identify the same species in an identical manner allowing for a precise of classification. Bacteria are distributed throughout the world in almost every conceivable habit. Bacteria are unicellular microorganisms, with variable shapes and nutritional needs. They lack a disti

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    Hpv: Yes Or No?

    2011 words, 9 pages

    HPV- Will We Let It Kill Our Families? In recent months, three letters have been gaining an increasing amount of recognition throughout millions of American homes, colleges, hospitals and courtrooms - HPV. The letters do not just spell out the commonly used acronym for the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus, with the aid of a new vaccine coupled with a Texas law, HPV has recently managed to spell out a mixture of controversy and celebration as well. HPV is the second most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Some estimates put it at a rate of one million

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    Dangers Of America's #1 Drug: Caffeine

    619 words, 3 pages

    Dangers of America’s #1 Drug: Caffeine What is a drug? ? According to the FDA, a drug is “any article [substance], other than food, intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals.” ? Does caffeine match this definition? Absolutely! A Nation on Drugs ? According to the Center for Science in the Pubic Interest (CSPI), 80-90% of Americans consume caffeine daily. ? So, it must be o.k., right? Reasons for Drinking Caffeine: The Truth Exposed Caffeine Gives You Energy ? Wrong! Caffeine does not provide energy, only chemical stimulation of t

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    Malaria

    821 words, 4 pages

    Malaria Malaria is a potentially fatal illness of tropical and subtropical regions. The disease is caused by a parasite which is transmitted to human beings bitten by infected mosquitoes. The disease is widespread in Africa, and over one million people die of malaria every year on the continent. Symptoms of malaria may include a generalized body ache, tiredness, headache, sore throat, diarrhea, and fever. It is worth mentioning that these symptoms may not be dramatic, and can easily be mistaken for an attack of influenza or similar non-life threatening illness. A decline can then be sud

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    Ancient Art

    567 words, 3 pages

    Ancient Art Ancient art is the types of art in the cultures of ancient society. Art is any human endeavor thought to be aesthetic and have meaning beyond any simple description. Ancient art is the types of art in the cultures of ancient society. Unlike modern times, our ancient ancestors believed in many gods and goddesses to look over their beings from gods and goddesses of war to the goddesses of fertility. I have chosen to review The Nude Goddess Figurine, late 8th – 7th century B.C., ancient Lachish (metmuseum.org, 2008) and Plaque, Nude Goddess Standing on Crescent, 13th century B.C. Bot

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    Defining Dementia

    2934 words, 12 pages

    Dementia is progressive deterioration in intellectual function and other cognitive skills, leading to a decline in the ability to perform activities of daily living. Diagnosis is by history and physical examination. Potentially reversible causes of cognitive impairment (e.g., drugs, delirium, and depression) should be excluded. Treatment is with general measures and usually a cholinesterase inhibitor, memantine, or both (Lichtenberg, et al., 2003). The term 'dementia' is used to describe the symptoms of cognitive decline and normal sensorium that occur when the brain is affected by speci

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    Miccion Cision Values

    347 words, 2 pages

    Preamble: Intact and its members recognize that the individual, regardless of age or gender, has the right to their physical integrity. Intact asserts that our laws and the enforcement of those laws must be without gender or age discrimination. Mission Statement: Intact's purpose is to end non-therapeutic male infant circumcision. Intact works to this end through increased public awareness, legislation, and litigation. Intact also seeks to have male infant circumcision internationally recognized as a human rights violation. Intact makes a distinction between "circumcision" and the var

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    Aids: The Modern Black Plague

    3155 words, 13 pages

    AIDS: The Modern Black Plague The AIDS epidemic has reached a crisis level in Africa and needs to be addressed by the United States. Efforts to teach the population AIDS prevention, reduce the price of certain medications, and influence the local leaders to teach their citizens about AIDS should be considered by the United States. Along with those efforts, the United States needs to help with the aftermath of the epidemic. In order to fully understand what the United States needs to do to help, we must first realize why the AIDS epidemic has risen to a crisis level in Africa. When the H

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    The Wisdom Paradox

    4087 words, 17 pages

    “The Wisdom Paradox” (Goldberg, 2005) is a fascinating book about the biology of cognitive wisdom, including its unique costs and benefits. This book provides a thorough explanation of how people in later stages of life successfully undertake major cognitive tasks, as well as how this aptitude can be maximized. With vigorous and life-long mental activity in novel tasks learning new information, an aging person can gain wisdom and minimize clinical brain injury. Wisdom has intellectual, practical, moral, and spiritual facets. It can be defined as extensive pattern recognition of new informati

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    Osteoporosis

    265 words, 2 pages

    What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that causes bones to become thin and brittle, making them more likely to break. Osteoporosis may result in broken bones (fractures) in the spine and hip. Hip fractures often require hospitalization, and fractures of the bones in the spine (vertebrae) can cause loss of height and severe back pain. Both may lead to permanent disability. Whether you develop osteoporosis depends on the thickness of your bones early in life, as well as health, diet, and physical activity later in life. See an illustration of healthy bone versus bone we

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    Communication Breakdown

    623 words, 3 pages

    Communication Breakdown It was a day like any other. Dad had just brought breakfast back to the family. I especially remember how fresh the carrots tasted. We’ve just moved to a new place, just south of the lake where my brother and I learned to swim. Although our old home was destroyed unexpectedly by a bunch of men in hats, we were adjusting well to our new place. The grass was soft and the hills were lightly capped with white snow. It was in between winter and spring, my favorite time of the year. Jimmy and I were on our way to the pasture to find hay for our beds. Suddenly, I saw a

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    Tuberculosis

    941 words, 4 pages

    TUBERCULOSIS The history of tuberculosis proves that it was an ancient deadly disease. Ancient skeletons prove that T.B. has been around since the beginning of mank.ind. The disease leaves large holes in the bones. It also causes ulcers on the ends of arms and legs. Many names have been given to T.B.White Plague got its name from the pale skin of caucaHons. It was a~low death compared to Bubonic Plague and Asiatic Cholera. Lungers, aff~~d the lungs and at consumption, the wasting away of the body, was seen near death with a high consuming fever. "' There were many strange treatments

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    Cigarette Smoking

    1688 words, 7 pages

    Cigarette Smoking The effects of cigarette smoking can be horrifying. Smoking is dangerous not only to those who smoke, but to non-smokers and unborn children as well. Cigarette smoking is also physically and socially harming. The large particles in cigarette smoke, commonly known as "tar", collect in the branching points of the lungs. The tar contains carcinogenic compounds that increase the risk of lung cancer. The small particles in cigarette smoke, including carcinogens, irritants, and corrosive chemicals, collect in the small air sacs in the lungs called cilia, and damage them. These a

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    Meningitis & Pneumonitis; Cases Presentation

    11998 words, 48 pages

    INTRODUCTION Review of Related Literature Pneumonitis Pneumonitis is a general term that refers to inflammation of lung tissue. It occurs when some irritating substance – solid particles, liquids, gases, radiation or bacteria – cause the tiny air sacs to become inflamed. This can hamper the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the air sacs. Pneumonia is one type of pneumonitis caused by an infection. There are several types of pneumonitis. They include: • Aspiration pneumonitis- occurs when you inhale (aspirate) foreign matter into your lungs. Stomach contents, suc

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    Coca Cola Marketing Mix

    243 words, 1 page

    coca cola marketing mixor many a product is simply the tangible, phsysical entity that they may be buying or selling. You buy a new car and that's the product - simple! Or maybe not. When you buy a car, is the product more complex than you first thought? In order to actively explore the nature of a product further, lets consider it as three different products - the CORE product, the ACTUAL product, and finally the AUGMENTED product. These are known as the 'Three Levels of a Product.' So what is the difference between the three products, or more precisely 'levels?' Three Levels of a Product

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    The Titanic

    408 words, 2 pages

    Since 1912, when the Titanic sank on her inaugural voyage, there have been many theories behind the mystery of how this unsinkable ship ended up on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Up until now, the theory has been that an iceberg tore open a 300-foot gash in the side of the 900 foot-long luxury liner. Even after 1985, when Robert D. Ballard founded the Titanic, the expeditions mainly focused on the beauty of the ship and not the damage it had sustained from the iceberg. Of course the Titanic is submerged in many feet of mud so searching for the damage has been impossible. Just Recently r

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    Diabetes

    357 words, 2 pages

    Diabetes is when the body cannot produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps turn convert sugar, starches and other food into the energy that you need to go through the whole day. The glucose levels are also real high in the blood stream. About 28.3 of the population are living with diabetes, that’s also about 7.9 % of the population in the United States of America. About 17.9 of the population are diagnosed with diabetes while 5.7 of the population are not aware that they do have the disease. People who do find out that they have diabetes have to take a Fasting Plasma Glucose Test (FPG),

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    Aids In Black Women

    1560 words, 7 pages

    Asa S. Smith AIDS/HIV in Women Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, better known as AIDS, is a raging epidemic. Taking nearly 2.1 million lives and 300,000 children are living with the disease and it shows no sign of slowing down. A person has a collection of symptoms and or illnesses caused by the most advanced stages of HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection. Once the virus weakens your immune system, and your CD4 cells are reduced to a certain number, a patient is considered to have AIDS. This condition progressively reduces the effectiveness of the immune system and leaves indiv

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    Remembering

    1619 words, 7 pages

    This is an excellent example of a remembering essay. Even though it is longer in length than you are required, the student who submitted it to me received the same assignment that you have. Note the many techniques she incorporates into her essay to make it personal and emotionally appealing to her audience. Hope Ellison English 1113, 10294 September 20, 2004 Live like You’re Dying Standing at a benefit to raise money for cancer a few weeks ago, I heard someone begin to sing “Wind beneath My Wings.” Hearing such an inspirational song made me start to think about the “wind beneath my

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    Avian Flu Kit

    1361 words, 6 pages

    ‘Who is Veredus’ competitor?’ Identify one such competitor and write why you view it as a competitor of Veredus. Life Technologies is a company formed through the merger of Invitrogen Corporation and Applied Biosystems Incorporated. However, for the rest of the assignment, I would be referring the competitor as Applied Biosystems Inc., as Life Technologies was formed only in November 2008. The development of the TaqMan Influenza A/H5 Detection Kit otherwise known as the avian flu detection kit was produced in 2006 before the merger. Thus, Applied Biosystems would be the more appropriate comp

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    Copd: Case Presentation

    1252 words, 6 pages

    INTRODUCTION [pic] Can you imagine a person who is still alive but has no lungs? Maybe you can but it`s really impossible, right? Just try to inhale for five seconds and exhale then hold your breath for one hour. Can you do that? I bet you can`t. Only an extraordinary person can hold his breath for one hour. But for us who are just normal individual, we can hold breath for at least 1 to 3 minutes. Our lungs play a vital role for our survival. Without it, every single cell in our body will be deprived of having oxygen which may eventually lead to our death. Young as you are,

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    The Rising Epedemic Among Black Women In America

    1870 words, 8 pages

    The Rising AIDS Epidemic amongst African American Females By Shameka L. Weathersby Department of Sociology Mississippi College The Abstract Our country is faced with so many challenges wars, financial meltdown, and the growing threat of the AIDS epidemic. More than 56,000 people in this country contract HIV every year. AIDS was once thought to be a white epidemic that accounted for a high percentage around the 1980’s until the late 1990’s. Today it is worst among African Americans who represent nearly half of all new HIV infections, including two-thirds of the new cases among wo

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    History Of The Serum Separator Tube

    1384 words, 6 pages

    I am taking a chemistry class and we have been asked to write a chemistry paper for the final assignment. When I started thinking about a topic the wheels started to turn. I than found myself asking the question, what is chemistry exactly? Chemistry is the scientific study of interactions of a chemical substance that are constituted of atoms or the subatomic particles that include protons, electrons, and neutrons. Atoms combine the produce molecules or crystals. Chemistry is often called "the central science" because it connects the other natural sciences such as astronomy, physics, material s

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    Influenza

    331 words, 2 pages

    Influenza, also known as "the flu," is a virus that infects the respiratory tract. Although Influenza is not as severe as many viral infections it's almost the worst for viral infections of the respiratory tract. Typically, when someone is infected with influenza they experience fever (usually 100° to 103°F in adults, but even higher in children) and causes a cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and also headaches, muscle aches, and usually extreme tiredness. There are sometimes other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea but usually only in rare cases with young children. One ot

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    Phd Student

    6801 words, 28 pages

    Institutional holding and market friction Ping-Wen Sun Louisiana State University [email protected] Abstract This study investigates the relationship between the institutional holding and the stock’s market friction measure. According to Sun’s (2007) findings, I use Hou and Moskowitz’s (2005) price delay measure (D1) and Liu’s (2006) liquidity measure (LM12) to proxy for a stock’s market friction. I find that a higher total institutional holding tends to decrease a stock’s price delay measure, but institutional holding exhibits a U-shaped relationship with a stock’s LM12 measure. However, as the

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    Decisions Of Uncertainity

    356 words, 2 pages

    Decisions of Uncertainty Introduction The Decision What is the probability of hiring a qualified employee upon selecting one from 52 applicants 26 are male and 26 are female? Probability Concepts The probability of the event –hiring a qualified male employee—is the proportion of times the company would expect to obtain a qualified male employee over the long run if the HR managers selected applicants many times. I will refer to each repetition of the situation – in this case the selection of a qualified male future employee—as a sampling experiment. The probability of the event

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    Child Obesity

    2241 words, 9 pages

    Childhood Obesity In today's society childhood obesity is considered to be an epidemic. The increase in obesity is not caused by the change in the gene pool, but rather by the change in the environment. This causes vulnerable populations to express the obesity phenotype (Stune, 1999). One in seven children ages 6-17 are considered to be obese. Most nutritionists will say that this is do to the lack of parental guidance. A child's parents should teach their child proper eating habits so that they won't run across problems in the future (Tomlin, 1999). According to t

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    Diabetic Neuropathy

    2586 words, 11 pages

    I. Introduction Diabetes is on the rise in the United States and the resultant health problems are leading to visits to physicians’ offices and hospitals more than ever before. Diabetic neuropathy, a debilitating nerve disorder which can affect almost any part of the nervous system, occurs in nearly 50 percent of patients with diabetes. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is found in 12 percent of insulin dependent diabetics and 32 percent of those who are not, equaling approximately 3 million people in the United States. (Chen et al. 2007) The number of patients with other neuropathies, such a

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    Thinking And Decision Making

    719 words, 3 pages

    Thinking and Decision Making MGT/350 March 4, 2010 Thinking and Decision Making Thinking Styles Emotional Thinkers Emotions are a vital part of the decision making process and the human experience. Emotional thinkers begin with a thought that translates to their behavior. An emotional thinker reaction is in connection to their personal belief system of the environment or culture that they were raise in. Emotions and behavior are the two main characters of an emotional thinker,which drives thoughts. Emotional thinkers can have a positive effect on the decision making process.

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    Las Reformas Borbónicas

    1652 words, 7 pages

    Las reformas borbónicas Pedro J. Frau-Irizarry HIS/P110 Prof. Léster López-Nieves Universidad de Phoenix A la llegada del siglo XVIII, y en respuesta a los grandes cambios y transformaciones de las demás naciones europeas, en España también se suscitó una serie de renovaciones que marcaron o definieron drásticamente la historia de este país así como la de sus colonias, y cual Puerto Rico no fue la excepción. La índole de estos cambios fue en su mayoría de carácter político, comercial-económico y administrativo, y cuales también incluyeron el aspecto militar. Y como el objetivo o fin

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    Testing The Waters

    881 words, 4 pages

    Tuesday, March 9, 7:30 a.m. -- Denver Nuggets coach George Karl pops in his mouthpiece and puts on his helmet and braces himself for a brutal 15 minutes, but this isn't football. This is cancer radiation. We're at Denver's Swedish Medical Center. The helmet is actually a white, hard-mesh mask that fits to every contour of Karl's big bucket head. It has red crosses all over it, like a hockey goalie's. He lays his 283 pounds on the table and the technicians clamp the mask on hard. How Karl breathes I'll never know. They secure his limbs and ask him to hold a blue plastic donut so no part of h

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    ...Ebola Disease...

    2042 words, 9 pages

    What Are the Causes of Ebola? There is only one cause of Ebola. The cause of Ebola is an infection with the Ebola virus. There are no other causes of Ebola. Causes of Ebola: The Ebola Virus The Ebola virus got its name from a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (previously Zaire), in Africa, where the disease was first acknowledged. Ebola virus is one of two members of a family of RNA viruses known as Filoviridae. There are four identified subtypes of Ebola virus. Three of the four have caused disease in humans: Ebola-Zaire Ebola-Sudan Ebola-Ivory Coas

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    Science

    271 words, 2 pages

    In the textbook of Diagnostic Ultrasonography, Hagen-Ansert states that the kidney is 9 to 12 cm long in length and 5 to 2.5 cm thick. (Ch.10 page 292) The liver may be measured from the tip of the liver to the diaphragm. The measurement is less than 15 cm, with 15 to 20 cm representing the upper limits of normal. (Ch.6 page165) The normal bile duct has a length of up to 6 mm. (Ch.7 page 204) The spleen is of variable size and shape. It is normally measures 8 to 13 cm in an adult. (Ch.11 page 358) The normal length of the pancreas is about 15 cm, from head to tail, with the range extending bet

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    My Heart

    1321 words, 6 pages

    STDs (STIs), HIV, and AIDS 10 th Grade Course Outline • Definitions • Sexually transmitted disease (or infection) – a communicable disease that can spread from person to person through sexual contact. • Pathogens – microbes such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, worms, and parasites that cause disease. • Ectopic pregnancy – a pregnancy that develops in one of the fallopian tubes or elsewhere outside the uterus; a dangerous condition. • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) – an infection of the fallopian tubes and pelvic cavity in women, causing ectopic preg

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