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term used to describe a person who does not have antibodies for HIV present in the blood
condition in which fatty deposits called plaque build up on the inner walls of the arteries
temporary paralysis of the seventh cranial nerve that causes drooping only on the affected side of the face
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
a disorder caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel (where the nerve passes through the wrist)
a loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth
Coronary Artery Disease
a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls
CVA- Cerebrovascular Accident- CVA- Cerebrovascular Accident- Stroke
when blood vessels in the brain are obstructed or rupture
A condition of abnormal use of glucose, usually caused by too little insulin or lack of response to insulin.
acute infection of the throat and upper respiratory tract caused by the diphtheria bacterium
a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
Graft versus Host Disease
condition that occurs following bone marrow transplant in which the immune cells in the transplanted marrow produce antibodies against the host's tissues
a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection
the event in which vessels that feed the heart muscle become blocked, causing tissue death
a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands
muscle weakness. Produces antibodies that prevent muscle from receiving neurotransmitter form neurons. Auto immune
abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium
inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes and to help maintain the electrolyte balance
occurs when antibodies are generated against "streptococcus aureus" wall protein (bacteria)
an acute communicable disease (usually in children) characterized by fever and a red rash
a neurological dysfunction caused by a sudden episode of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain that may result in the involuntary, uncontrolled muscle contractions. usually characterized by LOC and involuntary spasmodic muscle twitching.
condition where a cartilage disc (located between each vertebrae and acts as a shock absorber of the spine) ruptures or protrudes out of place and places pressure on spinal nerves
is an infectious disease unique to humans, caused by either of two virus: Variants named Variola major and Variola minor.
an acute and potentially fatal infection of the central nervous system caused by a toxin produced by the tetanus bacteria
infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
an open sore on the skin or mucous membrane that can bleed and scar and is sometimes accompanied by infection
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