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Diseases » Porphyria » Glossary
 

Glossary for Porphyria

  • Abdominal Pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Abdominal pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Acute infections: An infection that occurs acutely
  • Alcohol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Alcohol 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.
  • Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension, and fear without apparent stimulus that is associated sometime with somatic responses
  • Appendicitis/acute appendicitis/chronic appendicitis:
  • Barbiturate abuse: Abuse of barbiturate medications
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Chemical poisoning -- 1-Propanol: 1-Propanol is a chemical used in various antiseptics, polishes, cleaners, cosmetics and lacquer. The main effects of an overdose of this chemical is depression of the central nervous system. However, some people can suffer an adverse reaction to the chemical.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Diethylene Glycol: Diethylene Glycol is a chemical used mainly in coolants, manufacture of plastic products and resins as well as other uses. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Hexachlorobenzene: Hexachlorobenzene is a chemical used mainly in seed treatments. The chemical may be absorbed through the skin. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Isopropyl Alcohol: Isopropyl Alcohol is a chemical used mainly as a rubbing alcohol and also in perfumes, paint thinners, disinfectants, cleaners and fuels. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Methanol: Methanol is a chemical used mainly in fuel, paint removers, solvent, antifreeze and in the production process of many other products. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Propylene Glycol: Propylene Glycol is a chemical used mainly in cosmetics and in antifreeze and as a pharmaceutical solvent. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chest pain: Pain in the chest area.
  • Chronic pelvic pain:
  • Constipation: Difficult or dry bowel movements
  • Darkened urine: Discoloration or darkening of urine color.
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome: A rare progressive form of ascending polyneuropathy believed to be an autoimmune response.
  • Hallucination: Incorrect perception of any of the senses.
  • Hallucinations: Incorrect perception of any of the senses.
  • Hyperpigmentation: Excess skin pigment or coloration
  • Lead poisoning: A type of heavy metal poisoning caused by excessive exposure to lead.
  • Liver conditions: Any condition that affects the liver
  • Liver damage: Any damage that occurs to the function or structure of the liver
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Muscle cramps: A condition which is characterized by the uncontrolled contractions of muscles
  • Muscle weakness: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the muscles to function at their full strenght
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • 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.
  • Paranoia: Delusion that people or events conspire against you.
  • 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.
  • Psychiatric disorders: Any condition that affects ones mind
  • Seizures -- intellectual deficit due to hydroxylysinuria: A rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, seizures and high levels of hydroxylysine in the urine.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Stress: Emotional stress (sometimes refers to physical stress)
  • Surgical errors/complications: Any error or complication that arises from surgery
  • Urine color changes: Any change to the color of urine.

 

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