1. acquired immune deficiency syndrome a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
  2. acute organic brain syndrome any disorder (as sudden confusion or disorientation) in an otherwise normal person that is due to reversible (temporary) impairment of brain tissues (as by head injuries or drugs or infection)
  3. iron deficiency anemia a form of anemia due to lack of iron in the diet or to iron loss as a result of chronic bleeding
  4. iron deficiency anaemia a form of anemia due to lack of iron in the diet or to iron loss as a result of chronic bleeding
  5. Munchausen's syndrome syndrome consisting of feigning acute and dramatic illness for which no clinical evidence is ever found
  6. Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome syndrome associated with bacterial meningitis
  7. human immunodeficiency virus the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  8. Addison's syndrome a glandular disorder caused by failure of function of the cortex of the adrenal gland and marked by anemia and prostration with brownish skin
  9. Parkinson's syndrome a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination
  10. vitamin-deficiency diet a diet designed to patients with vitamin deficiencies
  11. carpal tunnel syndrome a painful disorder caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel; characterized by discomfort and weakness in the hands and fingers and by sensations of tingling, burning or numbness
  12. Munchausen syndrome syndrome consisting of feigning acute and dramatic illness for which no clinical evidence is ever found
  13. organic brain syndrome mental abnormality resulting from disturbance of the structure or function of the brain
  14. radiation syndrome syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation
  15. immunodeficiency immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
  16. Adams-Stokes syndrome recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat
  17. severe combined immunodeficiency disease a congenital disease affecting T cells that can result from a mutation in any one of several different genes; children with it are susceptible to infectious disease; if untreated it is lethal within the first year or two of life
  18. cervical disc syndrome an abnormal condition resulting from compression of spinal nerve roots in the neck region; involves neck pains and muscular weakness and paresthesia
  19. hyperkinetic syndrome a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
  20. adult respiratory distress syndrome acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales

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