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Glossary for Bird flu (avian influenza)

  • Amantadine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Amantadine 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.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Febrile Seizures: Fever-caused seizures in infants or children.
  • Flu: Very common viral respiratory infection.
  • Flu-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to flu, or exhibition flu-like symptoms.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Mucus membrane conditions: Medical conditions affecting any of the mucus membranes.
  • Muscle aches: Aches affecting one or more muscles
  • Nasal congestion: The congestion of the nasal passages.
  • Pneumonia: Infection of the lung by bacteria, viruses or fungus.
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Runny nose: Rhinitis is the medical term describing irritation and inflammation of some internal areas of the nose
  • Sore throat: Discomfort in the throat or with swallowing
  • Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus

 

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