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Glossary for Sleep apnea

Medical terms related to Sleep apnea or mentioned in this section include:

  • Acute sleep apnea: Sudden onset of periodic cessation of breathing during sleep.
  • Adenoid disorders: A disorder of the adenoids of the throat
  • Adenoiditis: Infection of the adenoids in the nasal-throat region
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 3: An inherited disorder involving progressive degeneration of motor neurons which results in muscle weakness and wasting. Type 3 is caused by a defect on chromosome 18q21.
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 6: An inherited disorder involving progressive degeneration of motor neurons which results in muscle weakness and wasting. Type 6 is caused by a defect on chromosome 16q12.
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 7: An inherited disorder involving progressive degeneration of motor neurons which results in muscle weakness and wasting. Type 7 is caused by a defect on chromosome 20p13.
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 8: An inherited disorder involving progressive degeneration of motor neurons which results in muscle weakness and wasting. Type 9 is caused by a defect on chromosome 20q13.3 and is a dominantly inherited, late-onset form.
  • Apnea: Periods of absence of breathing
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation type 2: A rare malformation where the base of the brain enters into the upper spinal canal. The extent of the deformity is greater in type 2 than type 1 and hence the symptoms are more severe and are often associated with a myelomeningocele (opening of the spine and spinal cord).
  • Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
  • Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Type 1A: CMT is an inherited neurological disease characterized by the gradual degeneration of nerves which starts in the hands and feet and results in progressive numbness, muscle weakness and loss of function. Type 1A is inherited as an autosomal dominant pattern and involves the duplication of the PMP22 gene on chromosome 17.
  • Chromosome 17, trisomy 17p11.2: A rare chromosomal disorder where a portion of the short arm of chromosome 17 is duplicated.
  • Cold-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to the common cold.
  • Common cold: Symptoms similar to the common cold.
  • Drowsiness: Excessive tiredness or sleepiness
  • Enlarged adenoids: Enlargement of the adenoid glands, which lie in the oropharynx.
  • Enlarged tonsils: Enlargement of the tonsils, which are glands found in the oropharynx.
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Glaucoma -- sleep apnea: A rare syndrome characterized by the association of sleep apnea with glaucoma.
  • Glycogen storage disease type 2: A rare inherited biochemical disorder involving the harmful accumulation of certain chemicals (glycogen) in body tissues due to the deficiency of an enzyme (?-glucosidase or acid maltase) needed to break it down.
  • Glycogenosis type 2: A rare inherited biochemical disorder involving the harmful accumulation of certain chemicals (glycogen) in body tissues due to the deficiency of an enzyme (?-glucosidase or acid maltase) needed to break it down. The severity of the condition is variable and onset may occur during infancy, childhood or adulthood.
  • Hallermann-Streiff Syndrome: A condition which affects stature, head shape and hair growth
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hurler syndrome:
  • Insomnia: feeling of melancholy
  • Insomnia with sleep apnea: The association of insomnia with sleep apnea. Patients may be unaware that their bouts of sleep apnea is actually causing them to wake during the night and they may mistakenly believe that they simply have insomnia.
  • Joubert Syndrome: A rare neurological disorder where there is a defect in the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance.
  • Marfan syndrome: A genetic connective tissue disorder involving a defect of chromosome 15q21.1 which affects the production of the fibrillin needed to make connective tissue.
  • Metabolic disorder: occurs when abnormal chemical reactions occur in the body
  • Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis type I Hurler syndrome: A rare inherited biochemical disorder characterized by the accumulation of mucopolysaccharides (glycosaminoglycans) in various body tissues due to insufficient amounts of the enzyme (?-L-diuronidase) needed to break it down. There are three main sub-types of the disorder: Hurler - severe form, Scheie - mild form and Hurler/Scheie form which is intermediate.
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Muscular Dystrophy: Any of various muscle wasting diseases
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Nocturnal dyspnoea: When shortness of breath occurs at night.
  • Nocturnal symptoms: Symptoms related to sleeping or other nocturnal issues.
  • Obesity: Excessive body weight especially fat.
  • Pompe disease: A rare inherited biochemical disorder where insufficient maltase acid results in accumulation of glycogen. The condition is often fatal in infants, causes mental retardation, hypotonia and a short life in children and progressive muscle weakness in adults. Also called glycogen storage disease type II.
  • Potocki-Lupski syndrome: A rare chromosomal disorder where a portion of the short arm of chromosome 17 is duplicated.
  • Pulmonary venous hypertension: Pulmonary venous hypertension is high blood pressure results when the heart is unable to efficiently carry blood away from the lungs. The blood tends to collect in the lung tissue. It is usually the result of conditions such as left-sided heart disease, constrictive pericarditis and other heart problems.
  • Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Sinusitis: Inflammation of the sinus passages (as a symptom)
  • Sleep disorders: Any condition which affects ones sleep
  • Sleep symptoms: Symptoms affecting sleep patterns.
  • Sleeping problems: Any problems that disturb ones sleep
  • Snoring: Snoring noises during sleep.
  • Surgical errors/complications: Any error or complication that arises from surgery
  • Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
  • Tonsilitis: Inflammation of the tonsils in the throat.
  • Type II Glycogen Storage Disease: A condition which is characterized by a disease affecting glycogen storage
  • WAGR Syndrome: A syndrome that is due to the deletion of chromosome 11.
  • Wilms tumor -- aniridia -- genitourinary anomalies -- mental retardation: A syndrome resulting from deletion of genetic material from chromosome the short arm of chromosome 11 (11p13). The characteristic symptoms are partial or complete absence of iris, genitourinary anomalies, mental retardation and Wilms' tumor. The specific range and severity of symptoms is variable depending on the size and exact location of the genetic material that is missing.

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