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My Body Under Threat

Terminolgy

Homeostasis means balance or equilibrium. It is the ability to maintain internal stability in an organism to compensate for environmental changes. Homeostasis is the ability to maintain internal stability.

Senses is one of the five natural powers (touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing) through which you receive information about the world around you.

Endocrine System chemically controls the various functions of cells, tissues, and organs through the secretion of hormones. The endocrine system includes the adrenal glands, parathyroid gland, pituitary gland, and thyroid gland, as well as the ovaries, pancreas, and testes.

Nervous System is a complex network of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to various parts of the body.

Pathogen a disease causing microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

Super bug is a strain of bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotic drugs

Hand Sanitizers Hand Sanitizers are liquid formulations designed to kill bacteria quickly on the skin of the hands.

Allergy a damaging immune response by the body to a substance, especially a particular food, pollen, fur, or dust, to which it has become hypersensitive

Autoimmune disease is a disease in which the body produces antibodies that attack its own tissues, leading to the deterioration and in some cases to the destruction of such tissue.

Pandemic is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or even worldwide

Antigen is any substance that causes an immune system to produce antibodies against it.

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