Physical Conditions

local anesthesia
loss of sensation in a small area of the body (as when a local anesthetic is injected for a tooth extraction)
 
diphtheria
acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing
 
otosclerosis
hereditary disorder in which ossification of the labyrinth of the inner ear causes tinnitus and eventual deafness
 
cytopenia
a deficiency of some cellular element of the blood
 
Asiatic cholera
an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
 
break
breaking of hard tissue such as bone
 
gynecomastia
excessive development of the breasts in males; usually the result of hormonal imbalance or treatment with certain drugs (including some antihypertensives)
 
hypogammaglobulinemia
an abnormally low concentration of gamma globulin in the blood and increased risk of infection
 
abdominal pregnancy
ectopic pregnancy in the abdominal cavity
 
leiomyoma
benign tumor of smooth muscle (usually in the uterus or digestive tract)
 
lichen
any of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks
 
varix
abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vessel
 
fluorosis
a pathological condition resulting from an excessive intake of fluorine (usually from drinking water)
 
amyxia
a condition in which no mucus in produced
 
moon blindness
recurrent eye inflammation in horses; sometimes resulting in blindness
 
myopathy
any pathology of the muscles that is not attributable to nerve dysfunction
 
acne vulgaris
the most common form of acne; usually affects people from puberty to young adulthood
 
abarticulation
dislocation of a joint
 
kuru
a progressive disease of the central nervous system marked by increasing lack of coordination and advancing to paralysis and death within a year of the appearance of symptoms; thought to have been transmitted by cannibalistic consumption of diseased brain tissue since the disease virtually disappeared when cannibalism was abandoned
 
varicosity
varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous
 
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