Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
Diseases » Lead poisoning » Glossary
 

Glossary for Lead poisoning

  • ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental and behavioral disorder characterized by behavioral problems such as hyperactivity, inattention, concentration difficulty, and other mental symptoms. Typically, ADHD and associated hyperactivity is known as a childhood disorder, although ADD/ADHD in adults is known to be under-diagnosed. It is distinguished from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) which has a reduced focus on hyperactivity type symptoms.
  • Abdominal Pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Acute intermittent porphyria: A rare metabolic disorder characterized by a deficiency in the porphobilinogen deaminase enzyme which results in a build-up of porphyrins or its precursors in the body. Using certain drugs or eating certain foods can trigger the symptoms of the condition.
  • Alcohol Withdrawal: Symptoms that occur when alcohol consumption is discontinued or reduced. Symptoms may vary depending on the level of dependence.
  • Alcoholism: Alcoholism is the compulsive urge to drink alcohol despite knowing the negative impact on one's health.
  • Alzheimer's Disease: Dementia-causing brain disease mostly in seniors and the elderly.
  • Aminoaciduria: A protein metabolism disorder where excess amino acids are present in the urine.
  • Angioid streaks: Streaks that radiate out from the optic nerve head under the retina. The streaks may be red, brown or grey. The streaks resemble blood vessels and hence the term angioid. The streaks represent tiny breaks in the elastic membrane of the retina (Bruch's membrane). The anomaly is often associated with conditions such as Paget's disease, sickle cell anemia, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and pseudoxanthoma elasticum.
  • Behavioral symptoms: Symptoms of personal behavior.
  • Bipolar disorder: Cycles of mania and depression; commonly called "manic-depression".
  • Brain damage: Damage to the brain from various causes
  • Cardiomyopathy: Any disease of the heart muscle
  • Cerebral oedema:
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Concentration difficulty: Reduced concentration ability or lack of concentration
  • Constipation: Difficult or dry bowel movements
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Dementia: Various mental impairment conditions.
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Female infertility: Infertility that affects the female
  • Gastritis: Inflammation of the stomach lining
  • Gout: Painful joints, most commonly the big toe.
  • 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
  • Hearing symptoms: Problems with the ear's hearing ability
  • Hyperactivity: Excessive action and lack of control.
  • Hypertension: High blood pressure
  • Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar level
  • Infertility: The inability to produce offspring
  • Iron deficiency anemia: Iron-deficiency anemia is a blood condition characterized by low levels of iron in the body which leads to a reduction in the number of red blood cells.
  • Joint Pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Kidney damage: Any damage that occurs to the kidneys
  • Lead toxicity:
  • Learning disabilities: Various developmental problems impairing learning or schooling.
  • Male infertility: The inability of the male to reproduce
  • Megacolon: Extreme bowel distention
  • Memory problems: Memory problems are difficulties with recalling people, places, names, events and other points.
  • Mental retardation -- dysmorphism -- hypogonadism -- diabetes: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, hypogonadism, diabetes and facial and skull abnormalities.
  • Metal exposure-related conditions: Medical conditions related to exposure to metals and metal compounds.
  • Migraine: Chronic recurring headaches with or without a preceding aura.
  • Muscle pain: Pain that is located anatomically in the region of muscles
  • Muscle weakness: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the muscles to function at their full strenght
  • Myalgia: Muscle aches and pains
  • Myocarditis: Inflammation of the myocardium (muscle walls of the heart)
  • Nerve conditions: Any condition that affects the nerves
  • Nerve damage: Any damage which occurs to a nerve altering its structure or function
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Optic atrophy: Dysfunction of the optic nerve which results in impaired vision. The disorder may be congenital or acquired. The rate and degree of atrophy is greatly variable depending on the cause.
  • Peripheral neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness.
  • Poisoning: The condition produced by poison
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Porphyria: A group of disorders characterized by excess production of porphyrin or its precursors which affects the skin and/or nervous system.
  • Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Proximal Renal Tubular Acidosis: This is a condition that is characterised by a metabolic acidosis state caused by impairment of a persons renal function
  • Raynaud's phenomenon: Blood vessel constriction attacks affecting fingers and/or toes.
  • Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusional beliefs where a person is unable to distinguish between reality and imagination. The condition tends to have a chronic nature and can be severely debilitating if treatment isn't sought.
  • Seizures: A rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, seizures and high levels of hydroxylysine in the urine.
  • Sleep disturbance: Sleeping difficulty, called insomnia, can involve difficulty falling asleep when you first go to bed at night, waking up too early in the morning, and waking up often during the night.
  • Slowed growth: A condition which is characterized by a slowing of ones growth
  • Tremor: Involuntary trembling most commonly of the hands.
  • Unconsciousness: Loss of consciousness that may result from a wide variety of causes. An unconscious person is usually completely unresponsive to their environment or people around them. Unconsciousness can occur as a result of brain injury, lack of oxygen or poisoning as well as numerous other conditions.
  • Wrist drop: Flexed position of the hand due to paresis of the muscles in the hand, wrist and fingers.

 

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise