Physical Health Vocabulary


Alveoli (noun) –  Alveoli are where the lungs and the blood exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide during the process of breathing in and breathing out.

Auricle (noun) –  A structure resembling an ear or earlobe.

Blood Vessels (noun) – A tube through which the blood circulates in the body.

Brick (noun) – A small rectangular block typically made of fired or sun-dried clay, used in building.

Calcium (noun) – A mineral that is necessary for life. In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy.

Calories (noun) – A unit for measuring heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree Celsius.

Cardio (noun) – Aerobic exercise that stimulates and strengthens the heart and lungs.

Cardiovascular (adjective) – Relating to the heart and blood vessels.

Cavity (noun) – An empty space within a solid object, in particular the human body.

Cochlea (noun) – The spiral cavity of the inner ear containing the organ of Corti, which produces nerve impulses in response to sound vibrations.

Delightful (noun) – causing delight charming.

Detoxify (verb) – To remove a harmful substance (such as a poison or toxin) or the effect of such from.

Diaphragm (noun) – A dome-shaped muscular partition separating the thorax from the abdomen in mammals. It plays a major role in breathing, as its contraction increases the volume of the thorax and so inflates the lungs.

Ear Canal (noun) – A passage comprised of bone and skin leading to the eardrum.

External (noun) – The outward features of something.

Fat-Soluble (adjective) – A vitamin that can dissolve in fats and oils.

Immune System (noun) – A collection of special organs, cells, and chemicals that fight infection.
Internal (noun) – Inner parts of features.

Mucous Membranes (noun) – Thin and soft tissue that lines the cavities of the body which are contiguous with the skin and exposed to the external environment.

Nerve Signals (noun) – An electrical signal that travels along with a nerve fiber in response to a stimulus and serves to transmit a record of sensation from a receptor or an instruction to act to an effector.

Nutrition (noun) – The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.

Poultry (noun) – Domestic fowl, such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese.

Respiratory System (noun) – The system by which oxygen is taken into the body and exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place.

Vibration (noun) – An instance of vibrating.

Virus (noun) – An infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat, is too small to be seen by light microscopy, and is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host.

Water Soluble (adjective) – Able to be dissolved in water.