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Glossary for Gastrointestinal disorders

  • Anorexia Nervosa: A disorder where a distorted sense of body image leads to self-starvation to the point of death in some cases.
  • Burnout syndrome: Severe stress caused by work-related physical or mental trauma.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Phosphine: Phosphine is a chemical used mainly in pesticides and rodenticides. 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.
  • Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome: A familial polyposis of the gastrointestinal tract associated with ectodermal defects such as alopecia and onychodystrophy
  • Cronkhite-Canada disease: A rare condition characterized primarily by polyps in the digestive tract, hair loss and nail problems.
  • Debler anemia: A familial type of anemia that starts during infancy and involves the premature destruction of red blood cells.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Food poisoning: Poisoning from a substance or microbe in food.
  • Galactokinase deficiency: A rare condition where an enzyme deficiency (galactokinase) impaires the body's ability to break down galactose consumed in the diet.
  • Heart attack: Serious and often fatal acute heart condition
  • Heerfordt syndrome: A disorder sometimes associated with sarcoidosis and characterized by inflammation of the uvea of the eye, enlarged salivary gland, fever and facial paralysis.
  • Heiner syndrome: A disease caused by the precipitation in the blood of antibodies to cow's milk.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder: Stress following a traumatic event.
  • Smith disease: A harmless condition involving increased lymphocyte levels which may manifest as a variety of symptoms or may be asymptomatic. Diseases such as whooping cough and German measles are believed to be possible causes. The disease most commonly occurs in children and young adults.
  • War sailor syndrome: A type of post-traumatic stress disorder that occurred in merchant ship sailors from World War II.
  • Wolfram's disease: A condition that is inherited and consists of multiple symptoms

 

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