Sick euthyroid syndrome (or euthyroid sick syndrome) is a condition where the measured levels of thyroid hormone (usually T3) are low, but without any accompanying symptoms of hypothyroidism. This usually occurs when the patient is very unwell for other reasons and is seen commonly in patients being treated in intensive care units with multiple medical problems.
a genetic disorder in which the red blood cells are abnormal and deformed, causing anaemia (reduced ability to transport oxygen in the blood) and clogging of blood vessels; bouts of fever, headache, and weakness result
an imaging technique in which a radioactive substance is introduced into the body and the radiation emitted by the substance is detected by a camera and is transformed into cross-sectional images by a computer
The small intestine is the start of the bowel and although narrower than the large bowel, is very much longer at around 7m. (The colon is around 1.5m). The small bowel is divided into different parts (from top to bottom) called the duodenum, the jejenum and the ileum. The small bowel is essential for the digestion and absorption of all the nutrients in our food.
damage to part of the brain because of a lack of blood supply (due to a blockage in an artery) or the rupturing of a blood vessel; leads to complete or partial loss of function in the area of the body that is controlled by the damaged part of the brain
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