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  1. Syndrome, Brown Syndrome, Brown
    Syndrome, Brown: An ophthalmology (eye) problem. Brown syndrome is an abnormality that is present at birth (congenitally) 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 ...
  2. Syndrome, burning mouth 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...
  3. Syndrome, carcinoid Syndrome, carcinoid
    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...
  4. Syndrome, carpal tunnel Syndrome, carpal tunnel
    Syndrome, carpal tunnel: See Carpal tunnel syndrome....
  5. Syndrome, cartilage hair hypoplasia Syndrome, cartilage hair hypoplasia
    Syndrome, cartilage hair hypoplasia: See: Cartilage hair hypoplasia syndrome....
  6. Syndrome, cauda equina Syndrome, cauda equina
    Syndrome, cauda equina: See: Cauda equina syndrome....
  7. Syndrome, cavernous sinus 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...
  8. Syndrome, cerebrohepatorenal Syndrome, cerebrohepatorenal
    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...
  9. Syndrome, chromosome 4 short-arm deletion 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...
  10. Syndrome, chromosome 4p- 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 ...
  11. Syndrome, Churg-Strauss Syndrome, Churg-Strauss
    Syndrome, Churg-Strauss: See: Churg-Strauss syndrome....
  12. Syndrome, Cockayne Syndrome, Cockayne
    Syndrome, Cockayne: See: Cockayne syndrome....
  13. Syndrome, Coffin-Lowry Syndrome, Coffin-Lowry
    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...
  14. Syndrome, Cogan Syndrome, Cogan
    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...
  15. Syndrome, complete androgen insensitivity 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...