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