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Glossary for Breathlessness in children

Medical terms related to Breathlessness in children or mentioned in this section include:

  • Anaphylaxis: An immediate hypersensitivity reaction due to the exposure of a specific antigen to a sensitized individual
  • Anemia: Reduced red blood cells in the blood
  • Anxiety: Excessive worry, anxiety, or fear.
  • Asthma: A condition which is characterized by recurrent attacks of paroxysmal dyspnoea
  • Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
  • Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Bronchiolitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the bronchioles
  • Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
  • Congenital heart defects: Heart defects that a baby is born with.
  • Congestive cardiac failure: A condition characterized by breathlessness and abnormal sodium and water retention.
  • Croup: A condition characterized by an acute partial obstruction of the upper airway on young children
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis: A metabolic acidosis that results from the accumulation of ketones when diabetes mellitus is poorly controlled
  • Diphtheria: Infectious bacterial respiratory disease
  • Epiglottitis: is the inflammation of the epiglottis and is a medical emergency
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Heart disease: Any disease that affects that heart but particularly relating to its own blood supply
  • Lung symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both lungs.
  • Metabolic acidosis: metabolic acidosis is a process which if unchecked leads to acidemia (i.e. blood pH is low (less than 7.35) due to increased production of H+ by the body or the inability of the body to form bicarbonate (HCO3-) in the kidney
  • Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Pneumonia: Lung infection or inflammation (as a symptom)
  • Poisoning: The condition produced by poison
  • Renal failure: A condition characterized by a failure of the kidney to excrete toxic metabolites from the body
  • Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Sepsis: The presence of microorganisms in the blood circulation
  • Shock: Physical and mental reaction to reduced circulation
  • Shortness of breath: The feeling of being short of breath
  • Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat

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