Lesson 14.4: Diabetes, Allergies, Asthma, and Arthritis | Crossword


1.a type of arthritis in which the body’s immune system attacks, damages, and eventually immobilizes the joints
7.a disease in which the immune system attacks and damages healthy body tissues
8.allergies that affect the entire body
11.an allergic response in which fluid fills the lungs and air passages narrow, restricting breathing
12.a hormone that is produced in the pancreas and directs cells to consume blood glucose
13.allergies that affect a specific part of the body
14.a type of arthritis in which the cartilage in joints wears down so that the bones touch


2.a condition characterized by dangerously high blood glucose levels
3.substances that trigger allergic reactions in the body
4.a substance that causes blood vessels to leak fluids into body tissues, resulting in swelling
5.a type of arthritis characterized by sudden, severe, and painful swelling of a joint
6.a condition characterized by dangerously high levels of acid in the blood
9.the swelling of body tissues during an immune response
10.an immune response in which the body reacts destructively to a harmless substance

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