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Abrasion

A superficial rubbing off of the uppermost layers of the skin, usually caused by a scrape or a brush burn. Abrasions are usually minor injuries that can be treated at home. The skin may bleed or drain small amounts of pus at the time of the injury. A physician should be contacted if the abrasion […]

Acidosis

Acidosis is excessive blood acidity caused by an overabundance of acid in the blood or a loss of bicarbonate from the blood (metabolic acidosis), or by a buildup of carbon dioxide in the blood that results from poor lung function or slow breathing (respiratory acidosis). Blood acidity increases when people ingest substances that contain or […]

ACTH Deficiency

Synonyms of ACTH Deficiency Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Deficiency, Isolated Disorder Subdivisions General DiscussionACTH deficiency arises as a result of decreased or absent production of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) by the pituitary gland. A decline in the concentration of ACTH in the blood leads to a reduction in the secretion of adrenal hormones, resulting in adrenal insufficiency (hypoadrenalism). […]

Adoption

Adoption is the legal process of adding a person to an existing family. Adoption, unlike foster care, is meant to be permanent. The goal of adoption is to provide lifelong security to the child and the adoptive family. Children who are orphaned are obvious candidates for adoption. In the United States, children can be adopted […]

AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome

Synonyms of AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome Dysmorphic Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Dysmorphic AIDS Fetal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Fetal AIDS Infection Fetal Effects of AIDS HIV Embryopathy Perinatal AIDS Disorder Subdivisions General DiscussionThe term AIDS dysmorphic syndrome or HIV embryopathy has been used by some researchers to describe specific facial malformations (i.e., craniofacial dysmorphism), an […]

Allergic rhinitis

An inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose caused by an allergic reaction as inhaled allergens are trapped by the nasal filtration system. In allergic rhinitis, sneezing is a prominent feature and nasal symptoms may be accompanied by itchy watery eyes and intense itching of the nose and soft palate. The disease is triggered […]

Alzheimer’s Disease

What is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that destroys brain cells. The destruction of cells causes a decline in mental functions that affects memory, thinking, language, and behavior. While the disease can occur in people in their 40s and 50s, it most commonly affects those 65 and older. In fact, about 1 in […]

American SIDS Institute

A national, nonprofit health care organization founded in 1983 that is dedicated to preventing SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS) and promoting infant health through an aggressive, comprehensive nationwide program. The institute promotes research about the cause of SIDS and methods of prevention, offers clinical services to help pediatricians in the medical management of high risk […]

Anaphylaxis

A severe, life-threatening allergic reaction that occurs rarely in those who have an extreme sensitivity to a particular substance or allergen. The reaction, which often includes an itchy red rash or hives, is most common after an insect sting or as a reaction to a drug such as PENICILLIN. It also may occur as an […]