World Health Organization Definition and Health Levels Quiz

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Levels of Health: Excellent, Fairly well, Feeling under par, Definitely sick or ____

ill

_____-state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being - Not merely the absence of disease (World Health Organization)

Health

Disease results from an imbalance between disease agents and man -The nature and extent of the imbalance depend on the nature and characteristics of the _____ and agent

host

Factors in Disease Causation: Agent, _____, Environment

Host

Biological agents: Anthropoids, Helminthes, Protozoa, Fungi, Bacteria, Rickettsia, _____

Viruses

Chemical agents: Endogenous, Exogenous Endogenous produced by the human, Exogenous outside of the _____

host

Infrared Radiation causes thermal damage to the ______

cornea

Ultraviolet Radiation can cause eye injury and ______ damage (accelerated aging)

skin

Ionizing Radiation, such as X-rays and Gamma Rays, can lead to Acute radiation Syndrome and ______

Radiodermatitis

Cold exposure can lead to trench foot and ______

frostbite

Chronic Friction, such as from vibrating tools like a Jackhammer, can lead to Vasospasms of fingers, which can result in ______ syndrome

carpal tunnel

The ability of an infectious agent to gain access and adapt to the human host is known as ______

Infectivity

Pathogenicity is a measure of the ability of an agent, when lodged in the body, to set up a specific ______

reaction

Virulence is a measure of the severity of the reactions, measured in terms of ______

fatality

Reservoir refers to the man, animals, plants, soil, or inanimate organic matter in which an infectious agent lives, multiplies, and depends primarily for ______

survival

Direct Contact transmission occurs when the unprotected host touches the patient, specimen, or a contaminated ______

object

Test your knowledge of the World Health Organization's definition of health and the different levels of health. Explore the concepts of disease and the interaction between disease agents and the human host.

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