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Preeclampsia
A complication of pregnancy, affecting about 5% of all women, characterized by hypertension and damage to the linings of the blood vessels of the brain, liver, lungs and kidneys, which can lead to multiple organ failure, convulsions, coma and death.
Hyperinsulinemia
The condition of having an excessively high level of insulin in the blood, usually due to excess production
ascites
An accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, frequently symptomatic of liver disease.
gastrostomy
The surgical procedure for making an opening in the stomach as part of an operation.
colostomy
An incision into the colon to allow for drainage (of stool)
ileostomy
The surgical operation of attaching the ileum to the abdominal wall at a stoma (similar to a colostomy).
alexia
The inability, due to a cerebral disorder, to comprehend or understand writing.
apraxia
Total or partial loss of the ability to perform coordinated movements or manipulate objects in the absence of motor or sensory impairment; specifically, a disorder of motor planning.
aphasia
A partial or total loss of language skills due to brain damage. Usually, damage to the left perisylvian region, including Broca's area and Wernike's area, causes aphasia.
encephalopathy
Any various condition affecting the brain.
dysgeusia
The distortion or loss of the sense of taste.
ileus
Partial or complete obstruction of the intestines, especially the ileum, causing colic, vomiting, constipation and often fever and dehydration; bowel obstruction
angiogram
An X-ray image of the blood vessels gained after the injection of a radiopaque contrast medium.
polyhydramnios
An excess of amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac.
polycythemia
A rare disorder in which the bone marrow produces an abnormally large amount of blood cells, often red blood cells.
eclampsia
A complication of pregnancy characterized by convulsions and coma. See preeclampsia.
thrombocytopenia
An abnormally low number of platelets in the blood.
hemolytic
Producing hemolysis; destroying red blood cells.
macrosomia
The state or being of abnormally large size; having significant overgrowth (babies from mothers with GDM)
dystocia
A slow or difficult labour or delivery.
hematocrit
The percentage (by volume) of packed red blood cells in a centrifuged sample of blood
euglycemia
The condition of having a normal concentration of glucose in the blood
polydipsia
Excessive and constant thirst occasioned by disease.
polyuria
The production of an abnormally large amount of urine; one symptom of diabetes
myopathy
Any of several diseases of muscle that are not caused by nerve disorders
scleroderma
Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease that involves changes in the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. It is a type of autoimmune disorder, a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tis