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Hairy cell leukemia
Alternative name(s): leukemic reticuloendotheliosis
Definition: An uncommon malignancy of blood-forming tissues.
Definition: An inherited, progressive, and degenerative disease that begins in childhood and has no effective treatment. Signs include progressive muscle rigidity, vision disturbances, involuntary slow and twisting movements, and mental retardation. Most usually die in their early twenties. This disease is inherited as a recessive trait.
Hand - foot - mouth disease
Alternative name(s): Coxsackievirus infection
Definition: A viral infection that usually begins in the throat. It is caused by the Coxsackievirus
Hand or foot spasms
Alternative name(s): foot spasms; carpopedal spasm; spasms of the hands or feet
Definition: Contractions of the hands, thumbs, feet, or toes that is sometimes seen with muscle cramps, twitching, and convulsions (tetany). These contractions of the muscles can be violent and painful.
Alternative name(s): shaking of the hands; tremor - of the arms or hands
Definition: Involuntary shaking of the hands or other parts of the body
Definition: An inherited metabolic disorder of the amino acid tryptophan.
Alternative name(s): cephalalgia; pain in the head
Definition: A pain in the head from any cause. See also benign headache; migraine headache, classical; migraine headache, common; tension headache; and the cluster headaches documents
Alternative name(s): decreased hearing; deafness; loss of hearing
Definition: The total or partial inability to hear sound in one or both ears.
Alternative name(s): cardiovascular disorders
Definition: A disorder that affects the heart muscle or the blood vessels of the heart. A vascular disorder is a blood vessel problem such as poor circulation caused by blockage (see peripheral vascular disease).
Various forms of heart disease include:
aortic valve prolapse
aortic valve stenosis
congenital heart disease
heart valve pulmonary stenosis
mitral regurgitation; acute
mitral regurgitation; chronic
mitral valve prolapse
See also chest pain in the symptoms section.
Alternative name(s): CHF; congestive heart failure
Definition: A disorder in which the heart loses its ability to pump blood efficiently, thereby failing to meet the demands of the body.