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Glossary for Polycythaemia

Medical terms related to Polycythaemia or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abnormal blood test symptoms: Abnormal results from diagnostic blood tests.
  • Adrenal adenoma: collection of growths (-oma) of glandular origin.
  • Blood symptoms: Symptoms affecting the blood and its blood cells.
  • Brain cancer: Cancer of the brain.
  • Brain tumor: A condition which is characterized by the abnormal growth of tissue within the brain
  • Burns: Injury from burns and scalds.
  • COPD: Severe obstruction of bronchial air flow typically from bronchitis and/or emphysema.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: Long-term and generally irreversible disease of the kidneys due to infection, obstruction, congenital diseases or generalised diseases causing failure of the kidneys' normal functions.
  • Congenital heart defects: Heart defects that a baby is born with.
  • Congenital heart disease: Diseases of the heart that one is born with
  • Cushing's disease: A condition of hyperadrenocorticism which is secondary to excessive pituitary secretion of ACTH. Cushing's disease is different to Cushing's syndrome which refers to the effects of glucocorticoid excess from any cause.
  • Cushing-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of Cushing's disease
  • Dehydration: Loss and reduction in body water levels
  • Diarrhea: Loose, soft, or watery stool.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Kidney Cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the kidneys
  • Kidney symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both kidneys.
  • Liver cancer: The occurrence of malignancy that occurs in the liver
  • Lung symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both lungs.
  • Methaemoglobinaemia: The presence of methaemoglin in the a persons blood
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Papillary renal cell carcinoma: A type of kidney tumor characterized by the development of finger-like projections in at least some of the tumor. It can be inherited in a familial pattern or occur sporadically.
  • Pheochromocytoma: pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor that usually starts in the cells of the adrenal glands
  • Polycythemia: increase in the total number of red blood cells in the circulation. It can be primary or secondary
  • Pseudopolycythaemia: An acquired condition where the blood has the normal number of red blood cells but has a reduced plasma volume. It usually occurs in males with weight and blood pressure problems who smoke.
  • Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation: A rare malformation where there is an abnormal opening between a lung artery and a lung vein which causes some blood to pass through the lungs without being oxygenated.
  • Red blood cell symptoms: Symptoms affecting red blood cells in the blood.
  • Respiratory failure: A condition which is due to marked impairment of respiratory function
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Shock: Physical and mental reaction to reduced circulation
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes
  • Stress: Emotional stress (sometimes refers to physical stress)
  • Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: A condition which can occur to twins in the uterus of the carrying mother due to transfusion of blood from one to the other
  • Uterine Cancer: Cancer of the uterus.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.

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