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Diseases » Gulf War syndrome » Glossary
 

Glossary for Gulf War syndrome

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A motor neuron disease involving progressive degeneration and eventual destruction of the function of nerves that control voluntary movement.
  • Asthma: Repeated attacks of breathing difficulty.
  • Bronchitis: Bronchitis is an inflammation of the air passages within the lungs. It occurs when the trachea and the large and small bronchi within the lungs become inflamed
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Severe chronic fatigue disorder often following infection.
  • Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
  • Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
  • Eczema: Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by skin inflammation and irritation. The severity of extent of the condition is highly variable. It may be caused by allergies, irritants or other factors such as stress.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Fibromyalgia: A difficult to diagnose condition affecting the muscles and/or joints
  • Gulf War syndrome: Syndrome in military veterans of the Gulf war
  • 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
  • Indigestion: Various eating symptoms of indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder: Stress following a traumatic event.
  • Work-related conditions: Medical conditions related to a person's work or occupation, such as workplace chemical exposures.

 

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