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Vein: definition

A blood vessel that carries blood toward the heart.

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Diagnosis: definition

The process of identifying a disease or disorder by its signs and symptoms.

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Artery: definition

A blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart.

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Inflammation: definition

  A defensive response of the body to injury or disease, causing redness, swelling, pain, and a feeling of heat in certain areas that is meant to protect affected tissues.

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Hair Loss (Diffuse Alopecia): definition

Diffuse alopecia is characterized by abnormal hair loss or baldness.

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Alopecia, Diffuse (Hair Loss): definition

Diffuse alopecia is characterized by abnormal hair loss or baldness.

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Ulcer, Perforated: definition

An ulcer that breaks through the wall of the stomach or the duodenum, causing stomach or intestinal contents to leak into the abdominal cavity.

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Ulcerations, Multiple Gastric: definition

Sores in the superficial gastric mucosa characterized by multilocular (many grouped together) peptic ulcers of the gastric antrum, or bottom of the stomach before the pylorus, or end part.

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Ulcer, Aphthous: definition

A chronic disorder of soft mouth tissue characterized by small, painful purpuric, raised (bumps), or erosive sores that are often surrounded by erythematous (inflamed) margins. Erosive sores eat away at normal tissue.

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Ulcer, Duodenal: definition

An ulcer, or sore, in the lining of the first part of the small intestine, also called the duodenum.

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Ulcer, Peptic: definition

A sore in the lining of the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum. An ulcer in the stomach is a gastric ulcer; an ulcer in the duodenum is a duodenal ulcer.

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Ulcer, Gastric: definition

An open sore of the lining of the stomach. Also called stomach ulcer.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD): definition

A neurobiological condition affecting a person’s ability to pay attention, characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention or impulsivity and hyperactivity that are developmentally (age) inappropriate.

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Juvenile Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (Childhood Diabetes): definition

Juvenile DM type 1 is an inflammatory autoimmune disease of the pancreas, resulting in a lack of insulin.

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Anemia, Refractory Iron Deficiency in Childhood: definition

Refractory iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a microcytic type anemia characterized by formation of abnormally small, pale red blood cells and iron depletion, or inadequate iron content in the body, that does not respond to oral iron supplementation. Refractory means resistant to normal treatment, which ...

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