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apoplexy

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

An obsolete medical term referring to a sudden loss of consciousness and paralysis, probably due to cerebral haemorrhage. Now generally used to mean a state of extreme agitation or rage.

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cardiovascular disease

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Any one of a number of pathological conditions that involve dysfunction of the heart and vascular system. These conditions include coronary heart disease, atheroma, rheumatic heart disease,...

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changing patterns of disease in the 20th century

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In Britain and other industrial nations at the end of the 20th century, more people than ever survive to old age, and most lead healthier lives than they did at ...

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coronary artery bypass graft

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(CABG) coronary revascularization in which a segment of a coronary artery narrowed by atheroma is bypassed by an autologous section of healthy saphenous vein or internal mammary artery at...

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coughing

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n. a form of violent exhalation by which irritant particles in the airways can be expelled. Stimulation of the cough reflexes results in the glottis being kept closed until a...

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development and growth: birth and infancy

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The Latin word infans means ‘not speaking’ and by convention the word infancy has come to mean the first year of childhood. There are very great differences between mammalian species ...

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drug abuse

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Another name for substance abuse. Preferred usage drug misuse. See also addiction, dependence (2), substance dependence, substance-induced disorders, substance-related disorders, substance...

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gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

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(GORD) the syndrome caused by abnormal gastro-oesophageal reflux, which includes symptoms of heartburn, regurgitation, and odynophagia, in which oesophagitis may be present. It can lead to...

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gingivitis, necrotizing

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An ulcerative condition of the gingiva characterized by gingival bleeding, pain, and loss of the apices of the interdental papillae, producing a punched out appearance. It is also known as...

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heart attack

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A lay expression, often meaning an acute, perhaps fatal, episode of myocardial infarction, with severe chest pain and/or erratic heart action (fast, irregular pulse).

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