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Name the common types of monogenic disorders, giving an example of each. • Identify the process of inflammation. • Describe how infections are transmitted. • Name six groups of microorganisms. • Identify the most likely anatomic sites for traumatic injuries. • Recall physical and chemical agents that may cause disease. 2 • Describe neoplasm and cancer. • Contrast benign and malignant tumors. • Identify three means of protection afforded by the immune system. • Differentiate between: a. Natural and acquired immunity b.
Causes include dietary deficiencies and metabolic disorders. Treatment may involve increasing the intake of a deficient mineral through foodstuffs or medication or addressing any underlying metabolic disorder. Mineral excess also may be caused by diet, medication, or a metabolic error. Treatment consists of locating the cause and correcting the problem. 0x) is a condition in which body weight is 10% to 20% above the ideal. Of course, “ideal” is difficult to determine, and such factors as family history and body build must be considered.
Whatever the cause of inflammation, it is the body’s protective response. Infection is the invasion and multiplication of pathogenic or disease-producing microorganisms in the body. Most microorganisms in the body are nonpathogenic and, in fact, are often necessary to maintain homeostasis, a state of stability that the body tries to maintain even though it is exposed to continually changing outside forces. When one or more of the requisite factors in the infectious process are present, a microorganism can become a potential pathogen.