Physical Conditions

paracervical block
regional anesthesia resulting from the injection of a local anesthetic on each side of the cervix; used during labor and childbirth
myelocytic leukemia
a malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; marked by proliferation of myelocytes and their presence in the blood
autosomal recessive defect
a disease caused by the presence of two recessive mutant genes on an autosome
Tay-Sachs disease
a hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism occurring most frequently in individuals of Jewish descent in eastern Europe; accumulation of lipids in nervous tissue results in death in early childhood
inhalation anesthesia
general anesthesia achieved by administration of an inhalation anesthetic
benign tumor of striated muscle
nervous breakdown
a severe or incapacitating emotional disorder
a disease of humans that is not communicable; caused by infection with Bacillus anthracis followed by septicemia
duodenal ulcer
a peptic ulcer of the duodenum
impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
an ill-defined bodily ailment
skin tumor
a neoplasm originating in the epidermis
immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
Q fever
an acute disease resembling influenza
comminuted fracture
fracture in which the bone is splintered or crushed
a tumor derived from fibrous tissue of the meninges or choroid plexus or certain other structures associated with the brain; characterized by sandlike particles
inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes
multiple personality
a relatively rare dissociative disorder in which the usual integrity of the personality breaks down and two or more independent personalities emerge
sensory epilepsy
focal epilepsy initiated by somatosensory phenomena
autosomal dominant disease
a disease caused by a dominant mutant gene on an autosome
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