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  • Abscess [r]: Accumulation of purulent material in tissues, organs, or circumscribed spaces, usually associated with signs of infection. [e]
  • Acetaminophen [r]: An analgesic antipyretic drug widely used for the treatment of headaches, fever and other minor aches and pains; has no antiinflammatory activity [e]
  • Acute bronchitis [r]: Inflammation of the large bronchi in the lungs that is usually caused by viruses or bacteria, and may last several days or weeks [e]
  • Central venous catheterization [r]: Surgical procedure used for inserting a medical tube into one of the large veins of the body. [e]
  • Cholangiocarcinoma [r]: A relatively rare cancer of the bile ducts. [e]
  • Common cold [r]: Contagious viral upper respiratory tract infection. [e]
  • Cross infection [r]: Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution. [e]
  • Ebola [r]: A virus that causes severe hemhorragic fever and often death, that is easily spread. [e]
  • Hypothalamus [r]: A part of the mammalian brain located below the thalamus, forming the major portion of the ventral region of the diencephalon. [e]
  • Irritable bowel syndrome [r]: A disorder with chronic or recurrent colonic symptoms without a clearcut etiology. [e]
  • Japanese encephalitis virus [r]: Human viral infection epidemic in Japan, transmitted by the common house mosquito (Culex pipiens) and characterized by severe inflammation of the brain. [e]
  • Legionnaires' disease [r]: Type of pneumonia caused by the bacterial species Legionella pneumophila, a ubiquitous aquatic organism that thrives in warm environments. [e]
  • Measles [r]: Highly contagious infection of the respiratory system, and maculopapular skin rash, caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus. [e]
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome [r]: Hyperthermia in reaction to the use of neuroleptic or antipsychotic drugs, accompanied by extrapyramidal and autonomic disturbances that may be fatal. [e]
  • Neutropenia [r]: A decrease in the number of neutrophilic leukocytes in the blood. [e]
  • 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]
  • Peritonitis [r]: An inflammation of the peritoneum (the serous membrane which lines part of the abdominal cavity and some of the viscera it contains). [e]
  • Plasmodium falciparum [r]: Protozoan parasite, one of the species of Plasmodium that cause falciparum malaria in humans, transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito. [e]
  • Psychosis [r]: A brain disorder characterized by severely distorted sensory perception. [e]
  • Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis [r]: Form of peritonitis that occurs in patients with cirrhosis and children with nephrotic syndrome. [e]
  • Sweet's Syndrome [r]: Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, characterized by the sudden onset of fever, leukocytosis, and tender, erythematous, well-demarcated papules and plaques. [e]
  • Tremor [r]: Cyclical movement of a body part that can represent either a physiologic process or a manifestation of disease. [e]