A disease marked by the loss of cognitive
ability, generally over a period of 10 to 15 years, and associated with the
development of abnormal tissues and protein deposits in the cerebral cortex
of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness, and resulting
from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, metabolic disturbances, or other
causes. It occurs in various forms, such as bacterial arthritis,
osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis.
The use of microorganisms, such as bacteria or yeasts, or biological substances, such as enzymes, to perform specific industrial or manufacturing processes. Applications include the production of certain drugs, synthetic hormones, and bulk foodstuffs as well as the bioconversion of organic waste and the use of genetically altered bacteria in the cleanup of oil spills.
|Baby Boomer||A person
born after World War II through the 1950’s whenever soldiers came home to their
wives and had babies.
Any of various malignant neoplasms
characterized by the proliferation of anaplastic cells that tend to invade
surrounding tissue and metastasize to new body sites.
|GNP (Gross National Product)||
The total of all the goods and the services produced by a country during a certain period of time,
allowances or deductions are made.
|Geriatrics||Of or relating to the aged or the aging process.|
subject of which is the elderly, especially people over sixty- two.
A pathological condition of a part, organ, or system of an organism resulting from various causes, such as infection, genetic defect, or environmental stress, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms
The amount of money or its
equivalent received during a period of time in exchange for labor or services,
from the sale of goods or property, or as profit from financial investments.
|Infectious||Caused by or capable of being transmitted by infection|
An acute contagious viral infection
characterized by inflammation of the respiratory tract and by fever, chills,
muscular pain, and prostration. Also called grippe
|An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system|
|Immunization||To produce immunity in, as by inoculation|
|Maternal||Relating to or characteristic of a mother or motherhood|
Large city, especially one that is an important center of commerce, culture, or other activity. Metropolitan areas have populations over one million.
The process of nourishing or being nourished,
especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it
for growth and for replacement of tissues
A disease in which the bones become extremely porous, are subject to fracture, and heal slowly, occurring especially in women following menopause and often leading to curvature of the spine from vertebral collapse.
|Per Capita||Governmental money budgeted for each individual|
The state of being poor; lack of
the means of providing material needs or comforts
An acute or chronic disease marked
by inflammation of the lungs and caused by viruses, bacteria, or other
microorganisms and sometimes by physical and chemical irritants.
|Pre-natal||Existing or occurring before birth; pre-natal medical care.
|Respiration||The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing. Also called ventilation|
|Surveillance||Close observation of a person or group, especially one under suspicion|