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Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy: definition

A cardiac disorder of myocardial (heart muscle) function characterized by dilation of the cardiac chambers and reduction in the ability of the ventricles (lower chambers) to contract often resulting in symptomatic heart failure.

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Ichthyosis, Acquired: definition

An uncommon, non-hereditary, non-inflammatory cutaneous disorder resulting from malnutrition characterized by dry, rough skin with prominent symmetrical scaling that involves significant portions of the body.

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Hypotonia: definition

Impaired muscle contraction that is characterized by abnormally low muscle tension. Protein deficiency is the major cause.

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Hyposplenism: definition

The condition of having lost spleen tissue, called atrophy of the spleen.

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Hypothyroidism – Autoimmune Thyroiditis – Hashimoto’s Disease: definition

A thyroid disease characterized by insufficient thyroid hormone circulating in the body due to autoimmune destruction of thyroid tissue.

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Hypoprothrombinemia (Low Blood Prothrombin): definition

A blood disorder caused by circulating antiprothrombin antibodies that is characterized by altered hemostasis, resulting in poor blood clotting or coagulation.

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Hypophosphatemia (Low Blood Phosphate Level): definition

The level of phosphorus in the bloodstream is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for this mineral.

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Hypomagnesemia (Low Blood Magnesium): definition

The level of magnesium in the bloodstream is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for this mineral.

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Hypokalemic Rhabdomyolysis: definition

An acute and sometimes fatal disease caused by rapid  loss of potassium through diarrhea and vomiting.

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Hypokalemia (Low Potassium Blood Level): definition

The level of potassium in the bloodstream is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for this mineral.

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Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar): definition

The level of glucose in blood is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for glucose.

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Hypocalciuria: definition

Abnormally low amount of calcium in the urine, indicating low urinary calcium excretion which is an early renal compensatory mechanism in hypocalcemia.

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Hypocalcemia (Low Blood Calcium): definition

The level of calcium in the bloodstream is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for calcium.

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Hypertransaminasemia (Elevated Liver Enzymes): definition

The level of transaminases (liver enzymes) in the bloodstream is elevated indicating liver cell injury.

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Hypertension, Reversible: definition

Sustained elevated arterial blood pressure resulting from impaired absorption of essential co-factors for normal homocysteine metabolism (folate, vitamin B12, or vitamin B6)  that resolves with normalization of homocysteine levels.

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