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  1. Syndrome, polyglandular autoimmune (PGA) Syndrome, polyglandular autoimmune (PGA)
    Syndrome, polyglandular autoimmune (PGA): 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...
  2. Syndrome, popliteal pterygium Syndrome, popliteal pterygium
    Syndrome, popliteal pterygium: See Popliteal web syndrome....
  3. Syndrome, post-polio (PPS) Syndrome, post-polio (PPS)
    Syndrome, post-polio(PPS): A constellation of symptoms and signs that appear from 20 to 40 years after the initial polio infection, and at least 10 years after what was thought to be recovery from polio It is estimated that 1.63 million Americans were struck by polio in the epidemics of the 1940...
  4. Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Prader-Willi
    Syndrome, Prader-Willi: See: Prader-Willi syndrome....
  5. Syndrome, premenstrual Syndrome, premenstrual
    Syndrome, premenstrual: See Premenstrual syndrome....
  6. Syndrome, Proteus Syndrome, Proteus
    Syndrome, Proteus: A disturbance of cell growth including benign tumors under the skin, overgrowth of the body, often more on one side than the other (hemihypertrophy), and overgrowth of fingers (macrodactyly). The syndrome is named after the Greek god Proteus the polymorphous who could change his a...
  7. Syndrome, prune belly Syndrome, prune belly
    Syndrome, prune belly: Partial or complete absence of the abdominal muscles so that the outlines of the intestines are visible through the thin, lax, protruding abdominal wall. The abdominal wall looks shrunken, shriveled and wrinkled like a prehistoric prune. The prune belly syndrome probably occu...
  8. Syndrome, radial aplasia-thrombocytopenia Syndrome, radial aplasia-thrombocytopenia
    Syndrome, radial aplasia-thrombocytopenia: See Syndrome, TAR....
  9. Syndrome, Raeder's Syndrome, Raeder's
    Syndrome, Raeder's: A distinctive syndrome of headaches, also known as cluster headache or migrainous neuralgia. The common pattern of cluster headache is termed "episodic" and is characterized by 1-3 short attacks of pain each day around the eyes, clustered over a stretch of 1-2 months, fo...
  10. Syndrome, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, Ramsay Hunt
    Syndrome, Ramsay Hunt: See: Ramsay Hunt syndrome....
  11. Syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSDS) Syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSDS)
    Syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSDS): A condition that features a group of typical symptoms, including pain (often "burning" type), tenderness, and swelling of an extremity associated with varying degrees of sweating, warmth and/or coolness, flushing, discoloration, and shiny skin...
  12. Syndrome, Reiter Syndrome, Reiter
    Syndrome, Reiter: A chronic form of inflammatory arthritis wherein the following three conditions are combined: (1) arthritis; (2) inflammation of the eyes (conjunctivitis); and (3) inflammation of the genital, urinary or gastrointestinal systems....
  13. Syndrome, renal, with hemorrhagic fever Syndrome, renal, with hemorrhagic fever
    Syndrome, renal, with hemorrhagic fever: A number of diseases, also known as hemorrhagic fever, characterized by an abrupt onset of high fever and chills, headache, cold and cough, and pain in the muscles, joints and abdomen with nausea and vomiting followed by bleeding into the kidney and elsewh...
  14. Syndrome, Rendu-Osler-Weber Syndrome, Rendu-Osler-Weber
    Syndrome, Rendu-Osler-Weber: See: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia....
  15. Syndrome, respiratory distress (RDS) Syndrome, respiratory distress (RDS)
    Syndrome, respiratory distress (RDS): Formerly known as hyaline membrane disease, a syndrome of respiratory difficulty in newborn infants caused by a deficiency of a molecule called surfactant. RDS almost always occurs in newborns born before 37 weeks of gestation. The more premature the baby is, t...