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a necessary protein substance produced in the liver; levels are reduce in malnutrition and in liver and kidney diseases
a group of steroids (or lipids) used clinically in immune suppression or in hormonal replacement
a symptom complex including multiple skin discolorations and raised lesions; may be caused by allergic reaction or virus
estrogen produced by the ovaries; used as hormone replacement therapy and marketed under multiple trade names
any fluid that has escaped from blood vessels and deposited in tissues, usually due to an injury or inflammation
a B-complex vitamin necessary for normal production of red blood cells; used to treat certain types of anemia
abbreviation for hydrochlorothiazide, a generic name for a diuretic medication used to treat edema and hypertension
those protein molecules that induce necessary chemical reactions in the liver; a group of laboratory tests done on blood or serum that gives the values of these proteins
generic name for chemotherapy drug; used also in treatment of the immune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis
indentations when a finger is pressed on the skin; occurs when excessive fluid is in the tissues
a strictly regulated plan of therapy, diet, exercise, or other activity designed to achieve a certain goal
the level of cholesterol found in the serum; high levels of cholesterol can clog arteries and can form gallstones
main portion of each of the bones of the spine; bears about 80% of the load while standing and provides an attachment for the disks between the vertebrae
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