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Diseases » Accidental injury » Glossary
 

Glossary for Accidental injury

  • Accident or injury conditions: Medical conditions caused by accidents or physical injuries.
  • Accidental Eye Injury: The accidental injury to an eye
  • Accidental death: The death of a person occurring accidentally
  • Adolescent conditions: Symptoms that are evident due to puberty
  • Alcohol abuse: Excessive use of alcohol ranging from binge drinking to severe alcoholism
  • Alcoholism: Alcoholism is the compulsive urge to drink alcohol despite knowing the negative impact on one's health.
  • Alendronate -- Teratogenic Agent: Experimental studies on rats and rabbits indicate that the use of Alendronate during pregnancy may cause various harmful effects on the fetus. The likelihood and severity of symptoms may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at. The effect on human fetuses has not been conclusively determined.
  • Bleeding symptoms: Any type of bleeding symptoms.
  • Bruising: Bleeding under skin leading to discoloration.
  • Burns: Injury from burns and scalds.
  • Crush injury: An injury caused by a crushing mechanism
  • Drowning: Accidental loss of life due to water.
  • Drug abuse: Addiction to any of various illicit drugs.
  • Falls: When a person losses balance and falls over
  • Fractures: Fracture of a bone; also "broken bone".
  • Growth plate injuries: Injury to the growing ends of young bones.
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Insomnia: Insomnia is defined as repeated difficulty with the initiation, duration, maintenance, or quality of sleep that occurs despite adequate time and opportunity for sleep that results in some form of daytime impairment.
  • Lamictal -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Lamictal during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Lamotrigine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Lamotrigine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Machinery accidents: Any accident that is caused by the use of machinery
  • Natural accidents: Accidents that occur in nature
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV: A rare disorder characterized mainly by insensitivity to pain and inability to sweat.
  • Occupational Injuries: Any injury that occurs during the act of working for monetary remuneration
  • Pain conditions: Diseases characterized by pain and pain-like symptoms.
  • Physical conditions: Any condition that physically affects an individual
  • Posterior vitreous detachment: Detachment of the eye's internal jelly vitreous from the rear of the eye
  • Premenstrual syndrome: Condition with cyclic symptoms related to menstruation.
  • Retinal detachment: Partial or total detachment of retina from the back of the eye.
  • Sleep apnea: Childhood obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is characterized by episodic upper airway obstruction that occurs during sleep.
  • Sleepwalking: Sleepwalking is a parasomnia or sleep disorder where the sufferer engages in activities that are normally associated with wakefulness while he or she is asleep or in a sleep-like state.
  • Sports Injuries: Any condition that has resulted from injury to a part of the body due to participation in a sporting activity
  • Stress: Emotional stress (sometimes refers to physical stress)
  • Suffocation: A state of asphyxiation that results in the arrest of respiration
  • Thalidomide -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Thalidomide during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Toy-related injury: Any injury that is related to a toy
  • Vitreous detachment: Detachment of the eye's internal jelly vitreous from the rear or side of the eye
  • Whiplash: Neck injury often from a car accident.
  • Zonular cataract and nystagmus: Cataracts that affect only certain layers of the lens

 

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