ALSTROM-HALLGREN SYNDROME

introduced by a Swedish medical professionals Carl Henry Alstrom and Bertil Hallgren, a genetic disease marked by excessive weight, inability to hear, optical diseases,...

RURAL HEALTH CLINIC (RHC)

Health care clinic which operates in any area defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as non-urbanized, and located in areas which have been designated...

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

A deterioration of the retina seen in people with diabetes mellitus.

Where to get emotional support for diabetes

Nearly 30 million people in America had diabetes in 2012. The rate of diagnosis continues to increase. The majority of people with this condition...

GASTRIC NEUROPATHY

term that describes a form of diabetic gastropathy that is marked by delayed emptying of the stomach and irregular food absorption.

PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME (PWS|

a congenital disorder characterized by cognitive retardation, short height, hypogonadism, insensitivity to pain, hypotonia, obesity, and short feet and hands. It is inflicted...

How to Create a Medical Family Health Tree

A family medical history or a medical family tree is a wonderful tool that can help patients and health care providers review a record...

BLOOD SUGAR

n. the concentration of glucose in the blood, expressed in milligrams per deciliter. Insulin and glucagon are two pancreatic horrmones which help regulate...

BRATTLEBORO RAT

a. lab rat whose particular strain first originated from Brattleboro, Vermont. Due to a mutation in its gene for vasopressin, the creature lacked this...

BLINDNESS

n. the inability to see or the condition of being sightless. Specifically, it refers to a partial to total impairment of the capacity to...

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