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Glossary for Cholestasis, intrahepatic of pregnancy

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Anisocoria: Anisocoria is unequal pupil size.
  • Biliary Colic: Colicky pain as a result of gallstones blocking the gallbladder.
  • Biliary conditions: Medical conditions affecting the biliary system (liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, etc.) in digestion.
  • Cerebral oedema:
  • Cheyne-Stokes respirations: Breathing with regularly occurring apnoeic episodes and change in rate of breathing.
  • Cholestasis disease of pregnancy: A liver condition that can occur usually in the last stage of pregnancy. The flow of bile in the gallbladder or liver is impaired by the high levels of pregnancy hormones. The bile acids build up in the organs and then enter the bloodstream. The main symptom is usually itching. Symptoms usually resolve after delivering the baby. Risk factors includes existing liver condition, multiple pregnancy and a family history of the condition.
  • Craniosynostosis: A defect involving the fusion of one or more bones in the skull before it has finished growing which affects the head size and shape and can affect the growth of the brain. The defect is often associated with other conditions. Symptoms are determined by which skull bones are prematurely fused.
  • Dandy-Walker Syndrome: A congenital brain malformation characterized by increased fluid in the brain.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • 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
  • Icterus: yellowish discoloration of the skin and mucus membrane
  • Itching skin: Itching feeling of the skin.
  • Liver conditions: Any condition that affects the liver
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome: A condition that occurs when an infant suffers respiratory distress following birth due to the presence of meconium in the amniotic fluid.
  • Meningioma: A slow-growing tumor of the meninges that is not cancerous. Symptoms are determined by the size and location of the tumor.
  • Meningoencephalitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the brain and meninges
  • Mydriasis: A condition characterized by the prolonged and abnormal dilation of the pupil
  • Neurocysticercosis: Brain/CNS infection with the tapeworm Cysticercosis
  • 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.
  • Papilloedema: Oedema that is located at the optic disc
  • Pregnancy-related conditions: Any condition that is related to or caused by pregnancy
  • Pruritus: The sensation of itch
  • Sinus bradycardia: A condition which is characterized by a slow heart rate
  • Stillbirth: Where a woman delivers a child who is dead
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage: A condition which is characterized by haemorrhage of blood into the subarachnoid space
  • Ursodeoxycholic Acid -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Ursodeoxycholic Acid 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.
  • Women-only conditions: Conditions affecting women (females), but not males.
  • Womens health conditions: Medical conditions related to women's health.

 

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