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Diseases

TermDefinition
Anemia a condition in which blood is deficient in the amount of hemoglobin in RBC or in the volume of RBC
Aplastic Anemia a condition in which there is a deficiency of RBC because the bone marrow is failing to produce them
Pancytopenia a type of aplastic anemia in which red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets are all deficient
Sickle-Cell Anemia a hereditary disease of the RBC passed to a child when both parents carry the genetic trait
Sickle-Cell Trait a condition that occurs when a child receives the trait from only one parent
Thrombocytopenia a deficiency in platelets, the cells that are important in blood clotting
Encephalopathy disorder of cerebral function, resulting in increased head circumference in an infant
Acute Pulmonary Edema excessive fluid in the tissue and alveolar spaces of the lung
Atelectasis a collapse of lung tissue; an integral part of pulmonary disease
Bronchospasm a sudden constriction of the muscles in the walls of the bronchioles
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; a general term describing conditions (e.g. emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis) that result in a n airway obstruction
Pleural Effusion accumulation of fluid within the pleural spaces
Diverticulitis the inflammation of the existing diverticula
Esophagitis inflammation in the lining of the espophagus
Epilepsy syndrome of recurring episodes of seizures
Osteoarthritis most common form, due to wear and tear on the joints, especially in the hips and knees
Disease also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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