inflammation

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any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes A , antiophthalmic factor , axerophthol , vitamin A
acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord acute anterior poliomyelitis , infantile paralysis , polio , poliomyelitis
inflammation of a gland or lymph node adenitis
acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc. adult respiratory distress syndrome , ARDS , wet lung , white lung
inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic alveolitis
inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form alveolitis , dry socket
inflammation of the intestines caused by Endamoeba histolytica; usually acquired by ingesting food or water contaminated with feces; characterized by severe diarrhea amebic dysentery , amoebic dysentery
inflammation of a blood vessel or lymph duct angiitis
symptom of illness characterized by a suffocating, painful inflammation angina
substance that counteracts inflammation anti-inflammatory
medicine intended to reduce inflammation anti-inflammatory , anti-inflammatory drug
inflammation, reducing anti-inflammatory , antiphlogistic
class of drugs that block the action of tumor necrosis factor (TNF); used in cases of rheumatoid arthritis because TNF instigates inflammation of the joints anti-TNF compound
inflammation of the aorta aortitis
North American perennial having pinkish flowers in loose cymes; used in folk medicine for pain or inflammation in joints Apocynum androsaemifolium , common dogbane , rheumatism weed , spreading dogbane
Canadian dogbane yielding a tough fiber used as cordage by native Americans; used in folk medicine for pain or inflammation in joints Apocynum cannabinum , Indian hemp , rheumatism weed
inflammation of the vermiform appendix appendicitis
anti-TNF compound (trade name Arava) that is given orally; can slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis by slowing the proliferation of white blood cells which reduces inflammation in the synovium Arava , leflunomide
inflammation of an artery arteritis
joint inflammation arthritis
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