Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
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Syndrome, Brown: An ophthalmology (eye) problem.
Brown syndrome is an abnormality that is present at birth
and is characterized by an inability to elevate the eyeball when
trying to move the eyeball to the outside. Brown syndrome can also
occur because of other conditions which ...
Syndrome, burning mouth
Syndrome, burning mouth: An intense burning sensation on the tongue, often at the tip of the tongue. The burning mouth syndrome tends to develop in supertasters and post-menopausal women. Supertasters have an unusually large density of taste buds, each surrounded by pain fibers. Post-menopausal wome...
Syndrome, carcinoid: A syndrome due to carcinoid tumor which secretes large amounts of the hormone serotonin. The syndrome is directly due to the serotonin. Features include flushing and blushing, swelling of the face (especially around the eyes), flat angiomas (little collections of dilated blood v...
Syndrome, carpal tunnel
Syndrome, carpal tunnel: See Carpal tunnel syndrome....
Syndrome, cartilage hair hypoplasia
Syndrome, cartilage hair hypoplasia: See: Cartilage hair hypoplasia syndrome....
Syndrome, cauda equina
Syndrome, cauda equina: See: Cauda equina syndrome....
Syndrome, cavernous sinus
Syndrome, cavernous sinus: A cavernous sinus thrombosis is a blood clot within the cavernous sinus, a large channel of venous blood in a cavity bordered by the sphenoid bone and the temporal bone of the skull.
The cavernous sinus is an important structure because of its location and its contents whi...
Syndrome, cerebrohepatorenal: A genetic disorder, which is also called the Zellweger syndrome, characterized by the reduction or absence of peroxisomes (cell structures that rid the body of toxic substances) in the cells of the liver, kidneys, and brain. Zellweger syndrome is one of a group of disor...
Syndrome, chromosome 4 short-arm deletion
Syndrome, chromosome 4 short-arm deletion: This syndrome, called the Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, is a chromosome disorder due to partial deletion of the short (p) arm of chromosome 4. It is, therefore, also called the 4p- syndrome.
Features of the syndrome include midline defects with a scalp defec...
Syndrome, chromosome 4p-
Syndrome, chromosome 4p-: The 4p- syndrome or Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, is a chromosome disorder due to partial deletion of the short (p) arm of chromosome 4. It is, therefore, also called the 4p- syndrome.
Features of the syndrome include midline defects with a scalp defect, widespaced eyes, broad ...
Syndrome, Churg-Strauss: See: Churg-Strauss syndrome....
Syndrome, Cockayne: See: Cockayne syndrome....
Syndrome, Coffin-Lowry: An X-linked form of mental retardation in which the affected males have short stature and characteristic face, finger and skeletal abnormalities. Facial features include prominent forehead, widespread eyes, downslanting eyeslits, prominent ears, thick lips and irregular/missi...
Syndrome, Cogan: A form of arteritis (also referred to as vasculitis) that involves the ear. This condition is called Cogan syndrome after the American ophthalmologist David Glendenning Cogan (1908-93) who first described it.
Cogan syndrome features not only problems of the hearing and balance por...
Syndrome, complete androgen insensitivity
Syndrome, complete androgen insensitivity: A genetic disorder that
makes XY fetuses insensitive (unresponsive) to androgens (male hormones).
Instead, they are born looking externally like normal girls. Internally there is
a short blind-pouch vagina and no uterus, Fallopian tubes, or ovaries. The...