Practical Living and Vocational Studies Terms

Set 1 

Communicable Diseases

Capable of being communicated or carried form one person or thing to another (Flu virus).

Non-Communicable Diseases

Diseases that are not capable of being transmitted through contact with an infected or affected person (Cancer).

Coping Diseases

Diseases that you deal with on a daily basis.  Not life threatening.

Personal Diseases

An illness that is of personal nature.

Harassment

Worry or annoy with repeated attacks.

Budgeting

A statement of estimated income and expenditures.

Financing

To raise or provide funds or capital for.

Nutrients

Furnishing nourishment.

Resources

A new or reserve source of supply or support.

Overindulgence

To allow oneself to take pleasure.

Logical

Of or relating to logic.

Sequential

Following in time or as an effect.

Locomotor

Movement that travels from place to place usually identified by weight transference on the feet such as walking or running. 

 

Set 2 

Non-Locomotor

Any movement that occurs in one location in space using the available space, such as bending, twisting, stretching, and swinging.

Transitional

A passing of one stage, state, place, or subject to another.

Analysis

An examination of a whole to discover its elements and their relations.

Excessive

Exceeding the usual, proper, or specified amount.

Refinement

To come or bring to a pure state.

Techniques

The manner in which details are treated or are used.

Consumer

One that buys and uses economic goods.

Improve

To make greater in amount or degree.

Maintain

To keep in existing state.

Financial Management        Strategies

Ability to manage finances.

Conflict-Resolution

To end a prolonged struggle.

Longevity

Long life.

Benefits

Something that promotes well being or something that is useful.

 

Set 3 

Human Life

Relating to the characteristics of man.

Cycle

A period of time taken up by a series of events or actions that repeat. themselves regularly and in the same order.

Reproduction

The act or process of reproducing.

Emotional Health

Ability to express emotions in a healthy acceptable way.

Abstinence

Refraining from drinking alcohol, sex, or other activities.

Metabolism

The sum of the processes by which the living protoplasm in an organism is built up or broken down.

Cardiovascular

Relating to or involving the heart and the blood vessels.

Endurance

The ability to withstand hardship, adversity, or stress.

STD’s

Sexually transmitted disease. A communicable disease that is spread from person to person through sexual contact.

Self-Assessment Coordination

A proper perception of yourself.

Offensive

Relating to or made or suited for attack.

Diet

The food drink that a person, animal, or group intakes.

Incidence

Rate of occurrence.

 

Set 4 

Seizures

A sudden attack (as a disease).

Counseling

To give advice.

Alternatives

A chance to choose between two things.

Defensive

Resistance against attack.

Transmission

An act, process, or instance of transmitting something.

Mental illness

Relating to or affected disorder of the mind.

Economy

A thrifty use of material resources or of available means.

Body Systems

All of the complex systems of the body that work together and are dependant on one another.

Short/Long Term

An example of a short term disease would be the flu.  An example of a long term disease would/could be cancer or diabetes.

Consequences

A conclusion that results from reason or argument.

Prevention

To keep from happening, acting, or succeeding.

Intervention

To come between in order to stop, settle, change.

Peer Pressure

Daily pressure from people within your age group.