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Medical Glossary Decoded

Is another word for Jaundice. It is a disease in which the skin and whites of the eyes becomes yellowish or greenish due to high bilirubin level. Faces and urine may also become pale and dark.
Relating to or denoting any disease or condition which arises spontaneously or for which the cause is unknown.
A branch of biomedical science that covers the study of immune systems in all organisms, including its structure and function, disorders of the immune system, blood banking, immunisation, and organ transplantation.
Localised hardening of the soft tissue of the body particularly the skin caused by oedema, inflammation, or infiltration.
A restriction of the blood supply to an organ or region of tissue, typically by a thrombus or embolus (blood clot) causing a local death of that tissue.
Infectivity is the ability of a pathogen to establish an infection in persons exposed to an infectious agent
Inflammation is a physical body process by which the body's white blood cells and substances they produce protects a body from infection as a result part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot which is often painful. Inflammation is often characterised by redness, swelling, warmth, and sometimes pain and some immobility.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterised by the difficulty of falling asleep. The condition may occur due to a number of factors, waking up frequently during the night with difficulty returning to sleep, waking up too early in the morning, or unrefreshing sleep.
Insulin is a hormone released from the pancreas which regulates blood glucose levels in the body.