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  1. Syndrome, antiphospholipid antibody Syndrome, antiphospholipid antibody
    Syndrome, antiphospholipid antibody: An immune disorder characterized by the presence of abnormal antibodies in the blood associated with abnormal blood clotting, migraine headaches, recurrent pregnancy losses (repeat spontaneous abortions), and low blood platelet counts (thrombocytopenia). The...
  2. Syndrome, aortic arch Syndrome, aortic arch
    Syndrome, aortic arch: See: Aortic arch syndrome....
  3. Syndrome, Apert (acrocephalosyndactyly) Syndrome, Apert (acrocephalosyndactyly)
    Syndrome, Apert (acrocephalosyndactyly): An inherited disorder with abnormalities of the skull and face and the hands and feet. There is premature closure of the sutures of the skull (craniosynostosis). This results in an abnormal head shape, which is unusually tall but short from front to ...
  4. Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, Asperger
    Syndrome, Asperger: See: Asperger syndrome....
  5. Syndrome, atypical measles (AMS) Syndrome, atypical measles (AMS)
    Syndrome, atypical measles (AMS): An altered expression of measles, AMS begins suddenly with high fever, headache, cough, and abdominal pain. The rash may appear 1 to 2 days later, often beginning on the limbs. Swelling (edema) of the hands and feet may occur. Pneumonia is common and may pers...
  6. Syndrome, autoimmune polyendocrinopathy Syndrome, autoimmune polyendocrinopathy
    Syndrome, autoimmune polyendocrinopathy: A genetic autoimmune disease with an extraordinary array of clinical features but characterized most often by at least 2 of the following 3 findings: hypoparathyroidism -- underfunction of the parathyroid glands which control calcium, candidiasis (yeast infe...
  7. Syndrome, autoimmune polyglandular (APS) Syndrome, autoimmune polyglandular (APS)
    Syndrome, autoimmune polyglandular (APS): A genetic autoimmune disease with an extraordinary array of clinical features but characterized most often by at least 2 of the following 3 findings: hypoparathyroidism -- underfunction of the parathyroid glands which control calcium, candidiasis (yeast inf...
  8. Syndrome, Barlow Syndrome, Barlow
    Syndrome, Barlow: Barlow syndrome is mitral valve prolapse (also known as "click murmur syndrome"), the most common heart valve abnormality, affecting 5-10% of the world population. Most patients have no symptoms and require no treatment. However, the condition can be associated with f...
  9. Syndrome, battered child Syndrome, battered child
    Syndrome, battered child: A disease in which children are physically abused. The battered child syndrome is a form of child abuse. Not until the 19th century were children granted the same legal status as domesticated animals in regard to protection against cruelty and/or neglect. In 1962 the term ...
  10. Syndrome, Behcet's Syndrome, Behcet's
    Syndrome, Behcet's: See: Behcet's syndrome....
  11. Syndrome, Bernard Syndrome, Bernard
    Syndrome, Bernard: A complex of abnormal findings, namely sinking in of one eyeball, ipsilateral ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid on the same side) and miosis (constriction of the pupil of that eye) together with anhidrosis (lack of sweating) and flushing of the affected side of the face. Due to...
  12. Syndrome, Bernard-Soulier Syndrome, Bernard-Soulier
    Syndrome, Bernard-Soulier (giant platelet syndrome):This is a primary problem of platelets in which the platelets lack the ability to stick adequately to injured blood vessel walls. As a result of this problem there is abnormal bleeding. Bernard-Soulier syndrome usually presents in the newborn...
  13. Syndrome, Bloch-Sulzberger Syndrome, Bloch-Sulzberger
    Syndrome, Bloch-Sulzberger: Also known as incontinentia pigmenti (IP). A genetic disease with blisters that develop soon after birth on the trunk and limbs, then heal, but leave dark (hyperpigmented) streaks and marble-like whorls on the skin. (The name came from the erroneous idea that the skin cel...
  14. Syndrome, Boerhaave's Syndrome, Boerhaave's
    Syndrome, Boerhaave's: Spontaneous tearing and rupture of the esophagus. Typically, Boerhaave's syndrome requires an operation for repair....
  15. Syndrome, Brachmann-de Lange Syndrome, Brachmann-de Lange
    Syndrome, Brachmann-de Lange: See: de Lange syndrome....