A rare disease of the connective tissue characterized by skin rashes, inflammation, and degeneration of muscles throughout the body
Abnormal cells that may precede the development of cancer. Most often occurs in cells that reproduce rapidly.
Fluid that accumulates in a body cavity
This procedure combines the use of X-rays and endoscopy to view the stomach, duodenum, bile ducts, and pancreas.
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
Abnormal condition of red blood cells
Malignant brain tumor composed of immature supportive nervous tissue cells
Method for adding a color stain to normally colorless bacteria so that they can be viewed and identified under a microscope
Blood that has collected in the space between the chest wall and the lung, an area called the pleural cavity.
Excessive vomiting that can result in severe dehydration and weight loss
Of unknown cause
Medical diagnostic tests used to identify chromosomal abnormalities
A compound that forms in body cells as an end product of the metabolism of glucose. Can accumulate in the muscles and cause cramps following strenuous exercise
Laser in situ keratomileusis
A procedure for diagnosing and treating abnormalities of the cervix
A surgical procedure that uses a laser to reshape the clear outer layer of the eye
A surgical procedure that uses a laser to reshape the outer layer of the skin
A wound, injury, or other pathologic alteration of the skin
Becomes progressively worse over time and may result in death
A skin condition in which blotches of abnormally increased pigmentation appear on the face
A permanent structural change in the genetic material of a cell that can be passed on to subsequent generations
transcriptase T syndrome