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87 Cards in this Set

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Acondroplasia
Short Stature - Dwarfism
Adenoma
A benign tumour
AIDS
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Alopecia
Loss of Hair
Alzheimer's Disease
Progressive form of dementia
Aneurysm
Swelling in the wall of an artery
Anosmia
Loss of sense of smell
Apraxia
Inability to make skilled movements with accuracy
Ateritis
Inflammation of arterial walls
Atherosclerosis
Fat deposits in arteries
Atrophy
Wasting of an organ or tissue
Bacterial Meningitis
Inflammation of the lining of the brain caused by bacteria
Bipolar Disorder
A form of manic depression
Botulism
Serious form of food poisoning
Calculi
Formation of stones
Camplylobacter
A type of bacteria causing food poisoning
Candidasis
Thrush
Chalazion
A swollen sebaceous gland in the eyelid
Chickenpox
Also known as varicella - a childhood disease
Chlamydia
A sexually transmitted disease
Cholera
An acute bacterial infection of the small intestine
Chorea - Huntingdon's
Jerky involuntary movements particularly of the head
Chronic Fatigue Sydrome - ME
Condition of disabling fatigue
Colitis
Inflammation of the Colon
Coryza
Common Cold
Coronary Heart Disease
Disease of the arteries of the heart
Diabetes Mellitus
Metabolic disease when sugar in not converted into energy
Diphtheria
An acute highly contagious infection now very rare
Encephalitis
Inflammation of the brain
Huntingdon's disease
A hereditary disease caused by a defective gene
Hypertension
Raised blood pressure
Ichthyosis
Genetically determined skin disorder
Interstitial Cystitis
Inflammation of the Bladder
Iritis
Inflammation of the iris
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Recurrent abdominal pain with constipation and or diarrhoea
Keloids
Overgrowth of scar tissue
Leptospirosis
Weils Disease - an infectious disease spread by animals
Leukaemia
Lack of normal white blood cells
Lymphoma
Malignant tumour of the lymph nodes
Measles
Rubeola - a highly infectious childhood disease
Menieres Diseases
A disease of the inner ear
MRSA
Methycillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Multiple Sclerosis
Chronic disease of the nervous system
Mumps
Infectious parotitis - a childhood disease
Muscular Dystrophy
A disease caused by weakness and wasting of muscles
Myasthenia Gravis
Chronic disease with weakness and muscle wasting
Myelitis
Inflammatory disease of the spinal cord
Myopia
Short sightedness
Myxoedema
Clinical syndrom due to hypothyroidism
Neoplasm
Any new or abnormal growths
Osteoarthritis
Painful and stiff joints
Parkinson's disease
A degenerative disorder characterised by shaking
Peritonitis
Inflammation of the abdominal membrane
Pertussis
Whooping Cough - a childhood disease
Poliomyelitis
An infectious virus affecting the central nervous system
Prostatitis
Inflammation of the Prostate
Psittacosis
An infection transmitted to humans from handling infected birds
Psoriasis
A chronic skin disease
Raynaud's disease
Spasm in the arteries of the fingers
Repetitive Strain Injury - RSI
Pain with associated loss of function in a limb
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Disease of the synovial lining of the joints
Rickets
Disease caused by lack of vitamin D
Rubella
German Measles - a Childhood disease
Salmonella
Bacteria causing food poisoning
Scabies
Skin infection typified by severe itching
Scarlet fever
A highly infectious childhood disease also known as Scarletina
Sciatica
Pain felt down the side and back of the leg usually following compression of spinal nerve
Schizophrenia
A sever mental disorder
Scleroderma
Thickening of the skin
Scurvy
Disease caused by lack of Vitamin C
SARS
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - a form of pneumonia
Shingles
Herpes Zoster virus which also causes chicken pox
Silicosis
A lung disease caused by inhaling silica dust particles
Smallpox
An acute infectious viral disease also known as variola
Strabismus
Squint
Synovitis
Inflammation of the synovium in a joint
Syphillis
A chronic sexually transmitted disease
Tinnitus
Ringing sensation in the ears
Toxic Shock Syndrome
A state of acute shock due to septacaemia
Trisomy - Downs syndrome
A condition where there is one extra chromosome in each cell
Tuberculosis
An infectious disease of the lungs
Ulcerative Colitis
Inflammation and ulceration of the colon
Urticaria
An itchy rash caused by the release of histamine
Uveitis
Inflammation of the iris
Varicella
Chicken pox
Vasovagal attack
A faint
Vitiligo
A skin disorder characterised by pale or white patches