Physical Conditions

reflux
an abnormal backward flow of body fluids
 
metrorrhagia
bleeding from the uterus that is not due to menstruation; usually indicative of disease (as cervical cancer)
 
myosarcoma
sarcoma of muscle tissue
 
glanders
a destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans
 
nyctophobia
a morbid fear of night or darkness
 
paroxysmal trepidant abasia
abasia related to spasticity of the legs
 
hemorrhage
the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
 
sarcoidosis
a chronic disease of unknown cause marked by the formation of nodules in the lungs and liver and lymph glands and salivary glands
 
anthrax
a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people
 
hyperpiesia
persistent and pathological high blood pressure for which no specific cause can be found
 
schistorrhachis
a not uncommon congenital defect in which a vertebra is malformed; unless several vertebrae are affected or there is myelomeningocele there are few symptoms; can be diagnosed by amniocentesis
 
SARS
a respiratory disease of unknown etiology that apparently originated in mainland China in 2003; characterized by fever and coughing or difficulty breathing or hypoxia; can be fatal
 
flare
reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation
 
voicelessness
a disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice
 
dermatosis
disorder involving lesions or eruptions of the skin (in which there is usually no inflammation)
 
septal defect
a congenital abnormality in the septum between the left and right sides of the heart
 
BPH
enlarged prostate; appears to be part of the natural aging process
 
xanthemia
excess carotene in the blood stream; can cause the skin to turn a pale yellow or red color
 
pinealoma
tumor of the pineal gland
 
bubble gum dermatitis
an allergic contact dermatitis developed around the lips of children who chew bubble gum
 
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