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...

DETACHED RETINA

The separationof the inner layer of the retina from the outer pigment layer. Also called retinal detachment. See diabetic retinopathy.

DIABETES INSIPIDUS

Metabolic disorder showing excessive thirst and increased urination without the presence of sugar in the urine. See nephrogenic diabetes insipudus.

DIABETES MELLITUS

Metabolic disorder caused by the ineffective production of insulin.

DIABETIC ENTEROPATHY

A complication of diabetes mellitus marked by fecal incontinence at night. See gastric neuropathy.

DIABETIC GASTROPATHY

Stomach disorder due to the effects of diabetes on the autonomic nervous system. See gastric neuropathy.

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

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

LIPODYSTROPHY

is an umbrella term used for any inability to regulate the process of lipid metabolism. Whilst lipodystrophy can occur in those considered mentally sane,...

NEPHROGENIC DIABETES INSIPIDUS

is the resulting condition when the kidneys are incapable of producing the concentration of urea in the nephrons due to an insensitivity to vasopressin...

OBESITY

noun. a state of having leftover body fat resulting in being overweight, widely defined with regard to absolute weight, weight-height ratio, dispersion of subcutaneous...

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