Word Up! Words of the Week for 3/14 – 3/18

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HEART: n.

  1. n. A hollow, pumplike organ and muscle of blood circulation located in the chest
  • Example:
    • High cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity in youth can all lead to heart disease in the future.

 

LIVER: n.

  1. n. A large, reddish-brown, glandular organ located in the upper right side of the abdominal cavity that secretes bile performs other metabolic processes
  • Example:
    • Overweight students and those that use alcohol are at a greater risk of attracting fatty liver disease.

 

LUNG: n.

  1. n. Either of the two saclike respiratory organs in the thorax of humans and higher vertebrates allowing breathing and the circulation of oxygen through the body
  • Example:
    • Tens of millions of people suffer from lung disease related to smoking, infections, and genetics.

 

PHYSICIAN: n.

  1. n. A person who is legally qualified to practice medicine; a doctor of medicine
  • Example:
    • Many students don’t receive regular checkups from a physician, leading to more colds, infections, and disease.

 

GLUCOSE: n.

  1. A sugar having several forms occurring in many fruits, animal tissues and fluids, etc., having a sweetness about one half that of ordinary sugar
  • Example:
    • Obesity, drug, tobacco and alcohol use can all have dangerous effects on blood glucose levels.