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Published: 2005-11-20T15:37:44+00:00

 



Lung cancer, small cell

2005-11-20T15:37:44+00:00

Definition Small cell lung cancer is a disease in which the cells of the lung tissues grow uncontrollably and form tumors. Description Lung cancer is divided into two main types: small cell and non-small cell. Small cell lung cancer is the least common of the two, accounting for only about 20% of all lung cancers. In the past, the disease was called oat cell cancer because, when viewed under a microscope, the cancer cells resemble oats. This type of lung cancer grows quickly and is more likely to spread to other organs in the body.



Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

2005-08-19T01:48:50+00:00

 



Addison’s disease

2005-01-25T08:45:10+00:00

Alternative names Adrenocortical hypofunction; Chronic adrenocortical insufficiency; Adrenal insufficiency Definition Addison’s disease is a hormone deficiency caused by damage to the outer layer of the adrenal gland (adrenal cortex). see Addison’s disease in Encyclopedia.



Behavior - Unusual

2005-01-09T14:51:02+00:00

Definition Abnormally strange, unusual, or weird behavior in a person that is not typical of that individual (delirium or dementia).



Guttate Psoriasis

2005-01-09T14:39:26+00:00

Definition A form of psoriasis with characteristic water drop shaped scaly macules. Alternative Names Guttate psoriasis



Plaque Psoriasis

2005-01-09T14:38:55+00:00

Definition Psoriasis is a common skin inflammation (irritation and swelling) characterized by frequent episodes of redness; itching; and thick, dry, silvery scales on the skin. Alternative Names Plaque psoriasis



Dysthymia Disorder

2005-01-09T14:24:25+00:00

Dysthymia Disorder Definition A disorder with a chronic depressed mood; it is a mild form of depression.  



Turner Syndrome

2004-12-29T12:51:50+00:00

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the lack of an X chromosome. What is going on in the body? Turner syndrome only affects females. Because females with Turner syndrome don’t have the normal number of chromosomes, the body’s natural balance is upset. This results in underdevelopment of the ovaries, breasts, uterus and vagina. Females with this disorder are infertile.



Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

2004-12-29T12:45:24+00:00

Alternate Names : Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, IDDM, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Type 1 diabetes mellitus, more commonly known as type 1 diabetes, is a disease in which the pancreas produces too little insulin to meet the body’s needs. Insulin is a hormone that helps control the level of glucose in the blood. Glucose is the main form of sugar in the body. see Type 1 Diabetes



Acute cholecystitis (Gallstones)

2004-12-28T18:21:54+00:00

Alternative names Cholecystitis - acute; Gallstones - acute cholecyctitis Definition Acute cholecystitis is a sudden inflammation of the gallbladder that causes severe abdominal pain.