Unit 31: Vocabulary
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an intolerance or oversensitivity to a substance that results in a reaction
She has a severe peanut allergy resulting in hives, redness, and swelling.
related to the principal and most anterior part of the brain
It is believed that drugs like cocaine and ecstasy can cause a cerebral hemorrhage.
the degeneration of cells within the liver
Heavy alcohol use can cause cirrhosis of the liver.
the state of the inner wall of the nose not being central
Rectifying a deviated septum is only a minor operation.
a neurological disorder marked by unpredictable seizures
Epilepsy can develop at any age but is more common in children.
He suffered from mild hyperkinesis in his legs.
a blockage in the intestine
Berries, nuts and seeds should all be avoided while you have an ileus.
a disease of muscle tissue
The goals of myopathy treatment are to slow progression of the disease and relieve symptoms.
the death of cells in skin or tissue
The homeless man suffered necrosis from frostbite.
disease or dysfunction of one or more peripheral nerves
After neuropathy has developed, few kinds are completely curable, but early treatment can manage symptoms.
the loss of ability to move or feel in a specific limb or region
He was delighted when he heard that the paralysis would pass quickly.
extreme sensitivity to light
He wears dark glasses because of his photophobia.
pain affecting the back, hip and outside of the leg
She takes muscle relaxants to reduce the pain from her sciatica.
a birth defect where the spine does not fully develop
Treatment for movement problems can be started soon after a baby with spina bifida is born.
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