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Facial nerve palsy
Definition: Facial paralysis caused by pressure on the facial nerve while the infant is in the uterus or being delivered.
Alternative name(s): paralysis of the face
Definition: Total loss of voluntary muscle movement of one side of the face.
Alternative name(s): tic - facial; mimic spasm
Definition: Repetitive, spasmodic movement often involving the eyes and facial muscles.
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (Landouzy-Dejerine)
Alternative name(s): facioscapulohumeral
Definition: A disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness and loss of muscle tissue, primarily affecting the face, shoulder, and upper arm muscles
Alternative name(s): hyperthyroidism - factitious
Definition: Factitious diseases are those that are not natural. Factitious hyperthyroidism is hyperthyroidism induced by the ingestion of extraneous and excessive thyroid hormone.
Alternative name(s): passed out; lightheadedness - fainting; syncopal episode; syncope
Definition: Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness as a result of transiently decreased blood flow to the brain. Lightheadedness is a vague feeling of dizziness or a feeling like a person is going to faint.
Fair skin cancer risks
Alternative name(s): skin cancer and fair skinned people
Are fair skinned people at higher risk for skin cancer?
Anyone who sunburns easily is at high risk for skin cancer. Other risk factors include: freckled skin, blue, gray or green eyes, blond or red hair, multiple moles, and especially children who have had multiple severe sunburns. Use sunscreen and keep infants out of the sun altogether. See sunburn.
Familial combined hyperlipidemia
Alternative name(s): multiple lipoprotein-type hyperlipidemia
Definition: An inherited disorder of high serum cholesterol and/or high blood triglycerides associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and characterized by multiple types of elevated lipoproteins within one family.
Alternative name(s): type III hyperlipoproteinemia
Definition: An inherited disorder in which both cholesterol and triglycerides are elevated in the plasma.
Alternative name(s): type II hyperlipoproteinemia; hypercholesterolemic xanthomatosis
Definition: A dominantly inherited condition that results in elevated LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels beginning at birth, and resultant myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) at an early age.