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Module 1: Enfermedad

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Biology - Disease

Disease

Disease is any condition which impairs or has the potential to impair the
functioning of an organism or any part of it. Diseases not caused by
pathogens can be due to:

* environmental effects, such as poor lifestyle (poor diet, lack of
exercise, smoking, cardiac problems)

* genetic defects; for example, cystic fibrosis, cancer

* environmental pollutants, e.g. lead poisoning

These diseases are not infectious. They are not caused by an organism and
cannot be transmitted from one organism to another. (Note that genetic
disorders may be transmitted to offspring, but this is different from
infection.)

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