Physical Conditions

microcephalus
an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain
 
costiasis
a fatal disease of freshwater fish caused by a flagellated protozoan invading the skin
 
polio
an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord
 
pertussis
a disease of the respiratory mucous membrane
 
pemphigus
a skin disease characterized by large thin-walled blisters (bullae) arising from normal skin or mucous membrane
 
salmonellosis
a kind of food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with Salmonella typhimurium
 
hypothyroidism
an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones
 
inversion
abnormal condition in which an organ is turned inward or inside out (as when the upper part of the uterus is pulled into the cervical canal after childbirth)
 
akinetic epilepsy
epilepsy characterized by akinesia
 
lockjaw
an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages
 
histoincompatibility
incompatibility in which one person's tissue cannot be transplanted to another person
 
bighead
any of various diseases of animals characterized by edema of the head and neck
 
sleep apnea
apnea that occurs during sleep
 
contusion
an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
 
wholeness
a state of robust good health
 
distomatosis
a disease of the liver (especially in sheep and cattle) caused by liver flukes and their by-products
 
twig blight
a disease of the ends of twigs of woody plants
 
haematocolpos
accumulation of menstrual blood in the vagina (usually due to an imperforate hymen)
 
carpal tunnel syndrome
a painful disorder caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel; characterized by discomfort and weakness in the hands and fingers and by sensations of tingling, burning or numbness
 
abnormality
an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
 
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