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Definition: A condition in which macroamylase appears in the blood in elevated concentrations. Approximately 1 percent of the population has macroamylasemia. Macroamylase is a larger molecule consisting of amylase bound to a protein (an autoantibody). Unlike amylase, macroamylase is filtered very slowly from the blood by the kidneys. Having macroamylasemia causes an elevated amylase reading. An increased amount of macroamylase in the blood has not been associated with any disease, as opposed to an increase in amylase which may be associated with diseases of the pancreas.
Macroglobulinemia of Waldenstrom
Alternative name(s): Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia; macroglobulinemia - primary
Definition: A malignant disease of B lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) with overproduction of monoclonal macroglobulin (IgM antibody).
Definition: A congenital disorder where the tongue is larger than normal. It is enlarged because of an increase in the amount of tissue, not because of a tumor or growth. A congenital disorder where the tongue is larger than normal. It is enlarged because of an increase in the amount of tissue, not because of a tumor or growth.
Definition: The condition of having an unusually large body. The body is in proportion, with the extremities and head also enlarged. Disorders include gigantism and acromegaly. The condition of having an unusually large body. The body is in proportion, with the extremities and head also enlarged. Disorders include gigantism and acromegaly.
Alternative name(s): age-related macular degeneration (ARMD); senile macular degeneration (SMD)
Definition: A progressive disorder that affects the central part of the retina causing gradual loss of central vision.
Definition: Difficulty in the digestion or absorption of nutrients from food substances.
Alternative name(s): Quartan malaria; falciparum malaria; biduoterian fever; blackwater fever; tertian malaria; plasmodium
Definition: A parasitic disease characterized by fever, chills, and anemia.
Alternative name(s): alopecia in men; baldness - male; hair loss in men; androgenic alopecia in men
Definition: A typical pattern of loss of hair in men, caused by hormones and genetic predisposition.
Malignant hypertension (arteriolar nephrosclerosis)
Alternative name(s): accelerated hypertension; arteriolar nephrosclerosis; nephrosclerosis - arteriolar; hypertension - malignant
Definition: Severely high blood pressure together with hemorrhages and dead tissue (infarcts) or swelling of the optic nerve (papilledema).
Alternative name(s): hyperthermia, malignant; hyperpyrexia, malignant
Definition: An inherited condition that causes a severe uncontrollable fever during anesthesia or while using muscle relaxants