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  • Adrenal insufficiency [r]: Adrenocortical insufficiency caused by disease, suppression by drugs, destruction, or surgical removal of the adrenal cortices. [e]
  • Adrenergic beta-agonist [r]: Class of drugs used to treat asthma and other pulmonary disease states. [e]
  • Aldosterone [r]: Major mineralocorticoid steroid hormone that controls electrolytes, blood pressure and hydration. [e]
  • Anaphylaxis [r]: An acute allergic reaction caused by exposure to an antigen to which the patient is hypersensitive. [e]
  • Angiotensin [r]: Oligopeptides which are important in the regulation of blood pressure (vasoconstriction) and fluid homeostasis via the renin-angiotensin system. These include angiotensins derived naturally from precursor angiotensinogen, and those synthesized. [e]
  • Asthma [r]: Disease process that is characterised by paradoxical narrowing of the bronchi, making breathing difficult. [e]
  • Bacterial meningitis [r]: Acute neurological meningeal inflammation caused by bacteria which, if untreated, is often fatal, or associated with significant sequelae. [e]
  • Chlorthalidone [r]: A thiazide-like diuretic medication used to treat hypertension in humans. [e]
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [r]: A group of diseases characterized by the pathological limitation of airflow in the airway that is not fully reversible. [e]
  • Digital object identifier [r]: Unique label for a computer readable object that can be found on the internet, usually used in academic journals. [e]
  • Drugs banned from the Olympics [r]: Substances prohibited for use by athletes prior to, and during competing in the Olympics. [e]
  • Fibromyalgia [r]: Inflammation of the fibrous or connective tissue of the body, characterized by acute and debilitating widespread musculoskeletal pain. [e]
  • Glucocorticoid receptor [r]: Receptor that cortisol and other glucocorticoids bind to, and has many varied (pleiotropic) effects in different parts of the body. [e]
  • Glucocorticoid [r]: Corticosteroids that affect carbohydrate metabolism, inhibit adrenocorticotropic hormone secretion, and are anti-inflammatory. [e]
  • Herpes zoster [r]: Herpes virus that is responsible for chicken pox, which results in a painful blistery red rash that is confined to one side of the body. [e]
  • Homeopathy [r]: System of alternative medicine involving administration of highly diluted substances with the intention to stimulate the body's natural healing processes, not considered proven by mainstream science. [e]
  • Ketoconazole [r]: Azole-based antifungal drug. [e]
  • Medication [r]: A licensed drug taken to cure or reduce symptoms of an illness or medical condition. [e]
  • Metered dose inhaler [r]: A handheld medical device that lets a patient inhale one or more puffs of medication, usually through the mouth, which contains a known amount of drug [e]
  • Migraine headache [r]: Vascular type of headache, marked by severe cranial vault pain lasting several hours, resulting from intracranial, extracranial, or psychogenic causes. [e]
  • Multiple sclerosis [r]: A chronic, inflammatory, demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). [e]
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  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent [r]: Medication other than corticosteroids having analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory activity due to their ability to inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins. [e]
  • Perennial allergic rhinitis [r]: Allergic inflammation of the nose and connecting structures, which is established not to be caused by a seasonal allergen [e]
  • Prednisone [r]: A synthetic anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid steroid designed as a mimic of the naturally occurring steroid cortisone. [e]
  • Preoperative care [r]: Preparation and management of a patient prior to surgery. [e]
  • Septic shock [r]: Serious medical condition caused by decreased tissue perfusion and oxygen delivery as a result of infection and sepsis. [e]
  • Sinusitis [r]: Infection or inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, which may or may not be as a result of infection, from bacterial, fungal, viral, allergic or autoimmune issues. [e]
  • Steroid [r]: Hormone group that controls metabolism, catabolism, growth, electrolyte balance and sexual characteristics. [e]
  • Stress (physiology) [r]: Pathological process resulting from the reaction of the body to external forces and conditions that tend to disturb the organism's homeostasis. [e]
  • Tremor [r]: Cyclical movement of a body part that can represent either a physiologic process or a manifestation of disease. [e]
  • Vasculitis [r]: Inflammation of blood vessel walls. [e]
  • Vasopressin [r]: A hormone also called (arginine vasopressin, (AVP); formerly known as antidiuretic hormone, ADH), produced in the hypothalamus secreted from the posterior pituitary that causes kidneys to concentrate urine to conserve water, also causes vasoconstriction. [e]