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Glossary for Roundworm

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Ascariasis: Large intestinal roundworm from 6 to 13 inches.
  • Ascaris lumbricoides: Common roundworm infecting human intestines. Causing restlessness, fever, diarrhea.
  • Asthma: Repeated attacks of breathing difficulty.
  • Bowel Obstruction: Blockage in the bowel of the digestive tract.
  • Breathing difficulties: Various types of breathing difficulty (dyspnea).
  • Child health conditions: Any medical conditions typically afflicting children.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Hookworm: Worm spread through feces with poor sanitation.
  • Iron deficiency anemia: Iron-deficiency anemia is a blood condition characterized by low levels of iron in the body which leads to a reduction in the number of red blood cells.
  • Myalgia: Muscle aches and pains
  • Nematode infection:
  • Parasitic Conditions: A condition that is characterised by another organism living off another organism
  • Photophobia: An exaggerated or irrational fear of light.
  • Pinworm: Small, threadlike parasitic worms mainly in colon and rectum
  • Roundworm: A worm of the class nematode
  • Strongyloidiasis: A parasitic infectious disease involving the intestines and caused by the nematode Strongyloides stercoralis. Infection usually occurs in crowded, unsanitized populations.
  • Tinea: A general term for various fungal skin afflictions; often incorrectly called ringworm.
  • Trichinosis: Worm infection usually caught from pigs
  • Weals: Drug reaction, allergy, infection, lupus, overactive thyroid, polycythemia, rheumatic fever, blisters, amyloidosis, progesterone increase, Still's Disease, pregnancy, vasculitis
  • Whipworm: Any nematode of the genus trichuris
  • Worm conditions: Any condition that is caused by infestation of worms


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