Jaundice A condition in which the skin and the whites of the eyes become yellow, urine darkens, and the color of stool becomes lighter than normal. Jaundice occurs when the liver is not working properly or when a bile duct is blocked.
The term "condition" has a number of biomedical meanings including the following: 1.An unhealthy state, such as in "this is a progressive condition." 2.A state of fitness, such as "getting into condition." 3.Something that is essential to the occurrence of something else; essentially a "precondition." 4.As a verb: to cause a change in something so that a response that was previously associated with a certain stimulus becomes associated with another stimulus; to condition a person, as in behavioral conditioning.
Skin is an organ of the integumentary system; which is composed of a layer of tissues that protect underlying muscles and organs. Skin is used for insulation, vitamin D production, sensation, and excretion (through sweat).
The waste fluid secreted by the kidneys, transported by the ureters, stored in the bladder, and voided through the urethra.
The solid wastes that pass through the rectum as bowel movements. Stools are undigested foods, bacteria, mucus, and dead cells. Also called feces.
A condition in which the skin and the whites of the eyes become yellow, urine darkens, and the color of stool becomes lighter than normal. Jaundice occurs when the liver is not working properly or when a bile duct is blocked.
The largest organ in the body. The liver carries out many important functions, such as making bile, changing food into energy, and cleaning alcohol and poisons from the blood.
Fluid made by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Bile helps break down fats and gets rid of wastes in the body.
A channel or passage through which fluids move.
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An infection of the skin caused by fungi that results in itchy, red, moist, well-marked patches in the groin area.
Joubert Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects the area of the brain that controls balance and coordination. This disorder is characterized by absence or underdevelopment of a part of the brain named cerebellar vermis and a malformed brain stem. Features of this condition: ataxia -lack of muscle control-, an abnormal breathing pattern called hypernea, sleep apnea, abnormal eye and tongue movements, and hypotonia. Other malformations like extra fingers and toes, cleft lip or palate, tongue abnormalities, and seizures may also occur. Retardation may be mild or moderate.
Crown for a front tooth, usually made of porcelain.
A non-destructive deforming arthropathy first described in relation to rheumatic fever. Now more commonly seen in relation to SLE.
Juvenile chronic arthritis - in individuals 16 years or less in age. Must have been present for at least 3 months.
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