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Adenovirus 14

Most likely cause of severe viral pneumonia in a young adult. Severity of the pneumonia is associated with older aged...
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Pectus excavatum

1151 One of the most common major anomalies of childhood. The most common type of congenital chest wall abnormality accounting...
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Nephroptosis

Renal descent of 5 cm or two vertebral bodies on standing. Associated with abdominal pain and vomiting when upright with...
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Neurofibromas

Schwann cell tumors that are soft nodules that arise on peripheral nerves after puberty in patients with von Recklinghausen’s disease....
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Brain death

Absence of brain-stem reflexes, motor responses, and respirations in a normothermic comatose patients with an irreversible brain lesion. Irreversible loss...
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Thrombopoietic drugs

Presently 2 licensed agents romiplostim and eltrombopag. Highly effective in immune thrombocytopenia, even in refractory disease a response rate of...
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Hypothalamus

2494 2509 Controls hunger and fullness.   The hypothalamus is the primary organ responsible for regulating metabolism.      ...
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Diopter

2734     A diopter is a unit of measurement of the refractive power of lenses equal to the reciprocal...
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Acute pyelonephritis

Acute suppurative inflammation of the kidney caused by bacterial and some viral infections by hematogenous spread or ascending and associated...
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Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)

Produced by monocytes, fibroblasts, and endothelial cells and regulates the production of granulocytes in the bone marrow and affects neutrophil...
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