a condition marked by abnormally high acid levels in the blood, associated with some forms of diabetes, lung disease, and severe kidney disease. Measuring the pH of blood is a way of finding out how acidic or alkaline the blood is. Acidosis or alkalosis can be an acute condition (develops quickly) or it may be a long-term chronic condition.
An allergy is an exaggerated response produced by the body, often to a common or frequently encountered allergen (or stimulus). It is a normal physiological response but magnified several fold in some people.
the most common of a group of disorders known as motor neurone diseases, in which the nerves in the brain that control the movement of muscles degenerate and muscle function is gradually lost; commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease
narrowing of the opening of the aortic valve in the heart, which increases resistance to blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta; commonly a birth defect or caused by scarring and calcium accumulation in the valve from rheumatic fever
Autoimmune disease occurs when an individual's immune system begins attacking their own cells. Autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, pernicious anaemia, multiple sclerosis as well as thyroid disorders Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease.
the part of the nervous system that controls automatic body functions, such as heart rate, sweating, pupil dilation, and digestion; divided into the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system
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