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Glossary for Renal tubular acidosis progressive nerve deafness

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Acid-Base Imbalance: A disruption to the normal acid-base equilibrium in the body. There are four main groups of disorder involving an acid-base imbalance: respiratory acidosis or alkalosis and metabolic acidosis or alkalosis. Obviously the severity of symptoms is determined by the degree of imbalance.
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Conductive deafness: Any hearing loss or impairment caused by a defect in part of the ear that conducts sound.
  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Congenital metabolic disorders: Congenital (birth) defects affecting any metabolic systems.
  • Degenerative conditions: Diseases characterized by a progressive and degenerative decline.
  • Ear and Hearing conditions: Medical conditions affecting the ears or the hearing systems.
  • Failure to thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Hypokalemia: Low levels of potassium in the body.
  • Kidney conditions: Any condition affecting the kidney organs.
  • Meier-Blumberg-Imahorn syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by high urine calcium level and eye problems.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Nephrocalcinosis: A condition characterized by calcium salt deposits in the kidneys which may affect it's ability to function. The condition refers to a generally increased level of calcium in the kidneys rather than actual localized deposits such as occurs in kidney stones. It may be caused by such things as high blood calcium levels and tuberculosis. The condition often goes unnoticed until kidney or urinary tract stones form.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Osteomalacia: A condition where the bones gradually soften and bend due to poor calcification stemming from a lack or impaired metabolism of vitamin D.
  • Proteinuria: Protein in the urine
  • Renal disorder: disease affecting the kidneys
  • Rickets: A rare condition where a lack of Vitamin D results in bone disease as it is essential for the process of bone calcification.
  • Urinary system conditions: Medical conditions affecting urination, urinary organs or the urinary system.

 

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