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Radial head dislocation
Alternative name(s): elbow subluxation (partial dislocation); dislocation - elbow - partial
Definition: A dislocation means the displacement of a body part (usually a joint) from its normal location. In a radial head dislocation, the forearm slips out of position at the elbow joint.
Radial nerve dysfunction
Alternative name(s): neuropathy - radial nerve
Definition: A condition involving impaired movement and/or sensation of the back of the arm (triceps), the forearm, or the hand, caused by damage to the radial nerve.
Alternative name(s): radiation enteropathy
Definition: Enteritis is condition involving swelling of the lining of the small intestine because of inflammation. Enteropathy describes the condition that develops when inflammation damages the small intestine. Radiation enteritis (radiation enteropathy) results from exposure to radiation (as from radiation therapy used to treat cancer).
Alternative name(s): radiation poisoning
Definition: Symptoms and illness resulting from excessive exposure to radiation, whether that exposure is accidental or intentional (as in radiation therapy). The term also includes side effects of exposure to radiation.
Rapidly progressive (crescentic) glomerulonephritis
Alternative name(s): necrotizing glomerulonephritis; glomerulonephritis - crescentic; crescentic glomerulonephritis
Definition: A form of kidney disease causing damage to the internal structures (particularly the glomeruli) and rapid loss of kidney function, with crescents ("new-moon shaped" abnormalities) showing on a biopsy of the kidney.
Alternative name(s): hemoglobinopathy
Definition: A group of rare, inherited disorders involving abnormal structure of the hemoglobin molecule. These disorders include hemoglobin C disease, hemoglobin S-C disease, and sickle cell anemia.
Alternative name(s): skin redness or inflammation; skin lesion; rubor; skin rash; erythema
Definition: An eruption of changes in color or texture of the skin.
Alternative name(s): streptobacillary fever; streptobacilliary fever; Haverhill fever; sodoku
Definition: An infectious disease transmitted by the bite of a rat or, on occasion, exposure to a substance contaminated by rats.
Definition: Sporadic attacks of blood vessel spasms resulting in interruption of blood flow to the fingers, toes, ears, and nose. It is caused by exposure to the cold or strong emotions and is secondary to some other medical conditions.
Alternative name(s): cystitis - recurrent
Definition: Frequent and repeated episodes of bladder infection with associated painful or burning urination (dysuria), urinary frequency and urgency, and occasionally blood in the urine (hematuria). See urinary tract infection, chronic or recurrent.