A Head Lice Dictionary

Here is a list of some of the words that you will come across when learning about head lice.

Health Promoting Schools
a broad, coordinated, whole of school approach to addressing the health and well-being of everyone in the school community

Health promotion
the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health (Ottawa Charter 1986)

insects infesting human heads - plural of louse

insect infesting a human head - singular of lice

common term for the eggs of head lice

a young louse

the scientific name for a head lice condition

Proactive approach
taking the initiative in directing the course of events, rather than waiting until things happen and then reacting

Reactive approach
strategies used to respond to a situation as it occurs

when lice have adapted to a chemical treatment product and the product is no longer effective in killing the lice

skin of the head (excluding the face)

small openings on the body of lice through which they breathe

TGA Therapeutic Goods Administration
the government body which is responsible for the licensing and registering of chemical treatments in Australia

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