A whistling noise in the chest which occurs during breathing
when the airways are compressed.
The common term for uterus, a muscular organ inside which
the baby grows during pregnancy.
Stomach (WAH-tur-MEH-lun STUH-muk)
Parallel red sores in the stomach that look like the stripes
on a watermelon. Frequently seen with cirrhosis.
Disease (WIL-sunz duh-zeez) An inherited
disorder. Too much copper builds up in the liver and is
slowly released into other parts of the body. The overload
can cause severe liver and brain damage if not treated with
(ZEE-roh-STOH-mee-uh) Dry mouth. The condition can
be caused by a number of things, including rheumatoid arthritis,
diabetes, kidney failure, infection with HIV (the virus
that causes AIDS), drugs used to treat depression, and radiation
treatment for mouth or throat cancer. Yeast
Infection An infection of the skin or tissue linings
caused by fungi. A vaginal yeast infection can be treated
by over-the-counter medication. It does not pose any danger
to a pregnant woman or her fetus. Zenker's Diverticulum
(ZEN-kurz dy-vur-TIK- yoo-lum) Pouches in the esophagus
from increased pressure in and around the esophagus.
An infection of the skin or tissue linings caused by fungi.
A vaginal yeast infection can be treated by over-the-counter
medication. It does not pose any danger to a pregnant woman
or her fetus.
(ZAH-lun-jur EL-uh-sun sin-drohm) A group of symptoms
that occur when a tumor called a gastrinoma forms in the
pancreas. The tumor, which may cause cancer, releases large
amounts of the hormone gastrin. The gastrin causes too much
acid in the duodenum, resulting in ulcers, bleeding, and
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