Physical Conditions

hydatidiform mole
an abnormality during pregnancy; chorionic villi around the fetus degenerate and form clusters of fluid-filled sacs; usually associated with the death of the fetus
contact dermatitis
a delayed type of allergic reaction of the skin resulting from skin contact with a specific allergen (such as poison ivy)
third-degree burn
burn characterized by destruction of both epidermis and dermis
a morbid fear of cats
abasia trepidans
abasia due to trembling of the legs
neurological disorder
a disorder of the nervous system
West Indian smallpox
a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus
metabolic disorder
a disorder or defect of metabolism
Asperger's syndrome
a psychiatric disorder usually noted during early school years; characterized by impaired social relations and by repetitive patterns of behavior
keratoderma blennorrhagica
skin disease characterized by a scaly rash on the palms and soles; associated with Reiter's syndrome
Lyme arthritis
an acute inflammatory disease characterized by a rash with joint swelling and fever; caused by bacteria carried by the bite of a deer tick
an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine
kidney disease characterized by enlarged kidneys containing many cysts; often leads to kidney failure
respiratory illness
a disease affecting the respiratory system
a blood disease characterized by the presence of abnormal hemoglobins in the blood
autosomal dominant disorder
a disease caused by a dominant mutant gene on an autosome
an abnormal condition in which an older child or adult retains infantile characteristics
mosquito bite
a sting inflicted by a mosquito
birth defect characterized by the presence of more than the normal number of fingers or toes
seal limbs
an abnormality of development in which the upper part of an arm or leg is missing so the hands or feet are attached to the body like stumps; rare condition that results from taking thalidomide during pregnancy
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