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Addison's Disease chronic syndrome resulting from a deficiency in the hormonal secretion of the adrenal cortex
Alzheimer's Disease (AD) disease characterized by early senility, confusion, loss of recognition of persons or familiar surroundings, and restlessness
cataract clouding of the lens of the eye
cerebrovascular accident (CVA) interruption of blood supply to the brain usually resulting in mild to severe hemiplegia (also called stroke, brain attack)
concussion jarring or shaking that results in injury; brain concussions may be caused by slight or severe head injury
coronal vertical field passing through the body from side to side, dividing the body into anterior and posterior parts
detached retina seperation of the retina from the choroid, or middle coat of the eye, in the back of the eye
diabetes millitus (DM) chronic disease involving a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism caused by underactivity of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas, resulting in insufficient production of insulin
fasting blood sugar (FBS) a blood test to determine the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood after fasting for 8-10 hours
fracture (Fx) broken bone
frontal vertical field passing through the body from side to side, dividing the body into anterior and posterior parts
glaucoma abnormally increased intraocular pressure within the eye
goiter enlargement of teh thyroid gland
Graves' disease a disorder of the thyroid gland characterized by the presence of hyperthyroidism, goiter, and exophthalmos
herniated disk rupture of the intervertebral disk cartilage allowing the contents to protrude through it and put pressure on the spinal nerve roots
macular degeneration a progressive deterioration of the central portion of the retina resulting in a loss of central vision
multiple sclerosis (MS) degenerative disease characterized by sclerotic patches along the nerves of the CNS where the myelin sheath has been destroyed
muscular dystrophy (MD) group of heredity
optomitrist a health care professional who prescribes corrective lenses and/or eye exercises
orthopedics the study and treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system
orthopedist specialists who studies and treats diseases of the musculoskeletal system
otitis media inflammation of the middle ear
paraplegia paralysis from the waist down caused by damage to the lower level of the spinal cord
Parkinson's disease (PD) chronic disease characterized by the degeneration of nerves in the motor system of the brainstem
rheumatoid arthritis (RA) a chronic systemic disease characterized by inflammatory changes in the connective tissue throughout the body
sagittal vertical field running through the body from front to back, dividing the body into right and left sides
seizure sudden attack with an involuntary series of contractions (also called convulsion)
tinnitis ringing in the ears
transverse horizontal field dividing the body into upper and lower parts
Created by: Hunter10