Glossary for Projectile vomiting in children
Medical terms related to Projectile vomiting in children or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
- Brain tumor: A condition which is characterized by the abnormal growth of tissue within the brain
- Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
- Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
- Cholera: An acute bacterial disease transmitted through food or water contaminated with human faeces. The intestinal infection is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: A condition where excessive secretion of adrenocortical androgens cause a somatic masculization or ?virilization? effect on a fetus or baby. Symptoms in girls may include masculization of sex organs, low voice, acne, amenorrhea and masculine hair distribution and muscle growth. Symptoms in boys include enlarged penis, small testes. Children with the condition are usually taller than average but develop into short adults. Also called adrenogenital syndrome or adrenal virilism.
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Duodenal atresia: A rare birth defect where a portion of the small intestine is absent or completely closed off and the digestive products cannot pass through. It is usually associated with other birth defects.
- Duodenal stenosis: A rare birth defect where a portion of the small intestine is narrowed which prevents the stomach contents from flowing through at a normal rate.
- Encephalitis: Infection of the brain (as a symptom)
- Esophagus symptoms: Symptoms affecting the esophagus (digestive throat passage)
- Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
- Gastric Ulcer: A gastric ulcer is a break in the normal tissue that lines the stomach.
- Head injury: Any injury that occurs to the head
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Heartburn: Heartburn is a burning sensation experienced behind the breastbone in the upper chest due to regurgitation of stomach contents.
- Hiatus hernia: is a protrusion of the upper part of the stomach into the thoracic cavity through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm, the most common type being sliding hiatus hernia
- Hydrocephalus: A condition which is characterized by marked dilatation of the cerebral ventricles
- Hypercalcemia: Raised blood calcium levels
- Intermittent projectile vomiting in children: Intermittent projectile vomiting in children refers to a condition in which a child experiences periodic episodes of vomiting that is unusually violent or forceful.
- Jejunal Atresia: A rare birth defect where developmental abnormalities result in the small intestine being completely absent or blocked.
- Kidney stones: A crystal deposit that is made of urates and phosphates that occurs in the kidneys
- Lead encephalopathy:
- Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
- Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
- Phenylketonuria: A metabolic disorder where there is a deficiency of the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase which leads to a harmful buildup of the phenylalanine in the body. Normally the phenylalanine is converted into tyrosine. The severity of the symptoms can range from severe enough to cause mental retardation to mild enough not to require treatment. Severity is determined by the level of impairment of enzyme activity of phenylalanine hydroxylase.
- Projectile vomiting similar to pyloric stenosis: projectile vomiting is a characteristic feature of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
- Pyelonephritis: Any inflammation of the kidney
- Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- Stomach symptoms: Symptoms affecting the stomach.
- Superior mesenteric artery syndrome: A rare condition where the third portion of the duodenum is compressed between two large blood vessels - the aorta and superior mesenteric artery.
- Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
- Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.
- Vomiting in children: Vomiting in children is a condition in which a child vomits.
- Wolman disease: A rare inherited lipid storage disease. The condition usually results in death early in life.
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