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hereditary are inherited — passed down through the DNA of your biological parents. Synonyms: familial , genetic , inherited , transmissible , transmitted heritable , inheritable
Side effects : a secondary and usually adverse effect of a drug or therapy. E.g. “ severe headaches are one of the side effects of the drug”.
Obesity ( n ) Definition: is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health Example: Eating much sugar might lead you to obesity. Synonyms: Fatness, overweight, bulk
Harm ( v & n ) Example: There's no need to be frightened – he won't harm you. Synonyms: injury, damage, mischief, detriment, hurt Definition : any physical damage to the body or anything else caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
Advocacy (n) Advocate (n—person) “ She is renowned for her advocacy of human rights.” Definition in context : (n.) a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea e.g. They are advocates although I don’t know what they advocate.
Advocate “ He advocates reducing military spending” Definition in context: (v.) push for something e.g. The guy is making a lecture to express what he wants to advocate
Proponent (n) “ He is a follower of Thomas Jefferson or a proponent of his politics.” Definition in the context: (n.) a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea. e.g. They are the proponents of President Obama’s policy.
Definition fiber (n) [fahy-ber] Parts of plants that you eat but cannot DIGEST, which help food to move quickly through your body. - High fiber foods such as oatmeal . http://listofhifiberfoods.com/list-of-high-fiber-foods-to-include-in-your-diet
Definition Genes (n)/genetic (adj)/ in the genes [jeen]/[juh-ner-ik] Genes: A small part of a cell that controls the development of the qualities that have been passed on to a living thing from its parents. Genetic: relating to GENES or GENETICS. - Some diseases are related to genes. - Genetic mutations - Genetically (adv) - http://jandjblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/genes.jpg
1. Of long duration; continuing Ex: chronic money problems. 2. Lasting for a long period of time or marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases EX: chronic colitis. 3. Subject to a habit or pattern of behavior for a long time EX: a chronic liar.
1. The act or process of legislating; lawmaking.
2. A proposed or enacted law or group of laws.
MITIGATE (V.) [ MIT -I-GEYT] TO MAKE LESS SEVERE : TO MITIGATE A PUNISHMENT
Characterized by or requiring much sitting: a sedentary job.
Accustomed to sitting or to taking little exercise.
Remaining or living in one area, as certain birds; not migratory.
Attached to a surface and not moving freely, as a barnacle.
e.g. sedentary lifestyle
Also know as COUCH POTATO!
Opaque “ Instead , keep them in their original boxes or in opaque containers and stash them in your kitchen cabinets , where they’ll be shielded from light.” Meaning : not allowing light to pass through ; not transparent
Pungent “ Legend has it that these pungent little bulbs can ward off vampires , but science shows that if you cook them correctly, they may have the power to fight off an even more frightening villain : cancer.” Meaning : sharply affecting the organs of taste or smell
a general tendency in the way a situation is changing or developing.
sedentary 1. spending a lot of time sitting down, and not moving or exercising very much. 2. a sedentary group of people tend always to live in the same place.
a chemical substance found in your blood. Too much cholesterol in your body may cause heart disease.
Diagnosis (n); diagnose (v) diagnostic (adj)
1. the process of discovering exactly what is wrong with someone or something, by examining them closely. (noun)
1/American English informal feeling very active and excited, especially because you have drunk a lot of coffee or taken a drug [↪ high]
2/informal connected to, and able to use the Internet [↪ link, linkup]
3/wired glass, cloth etc has wire in it to make it strong or stiff: wired ribbon
LETHARGIC Laziness Lack of energy
STROKE Loss of consciousness caused by obstruction or rupture of an artery of the brain.
Peripheralll Not relating to the central or most important part of something; incidental, minor, or superficial e.g. The process through which scientists determine and deal with error may at first seem peripheral to science. Peripherals attached to the machine.
Clot (n and v) A thick, viscous, or coagulated mass or lump, as of blood. e.g. Peripheral vascular disease is more commonly known as clots to the legs. When you have an open wound, the blood has to clot in order for the bleeding to stop.