Cyclospora Glossary of Terms

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Abdominal: Relating to the abdomen, the belly, that part of the body that contains all of ...

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Antibiotic: A drug used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms. ...

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Arthritis: Inflammation of a joint. When joints are inflamed they can develop stiffness, w...

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CDC: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US agency charged with tracking a...

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Cholecystitis: Inflammation of the gallbladder. Cholecystitis is a complication of gallsto...

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Cyclosporiasis: Infection with the parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis. See: Cyclospora infec...

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Dehydration: Excessive loss of body water. Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract that ca...

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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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Diarrhea: A common condition that involves unusually frequent and liquid bowel movements. ...

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Electrolyte: A substance that dissociates into ions in solution and acquires the capacity ...

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Endemic: Present in a community at all times but in relatively low frequency. Something t...

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Fatigue: A condition characterized by a lessened capacity for work and reduced efficiency ...

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FDA: Food and Drug Administration.

Fecal: Relating to the feces, the stool. The excrement discharged from the intestines.

Feces: The excrement discharged from the 'intestines.

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Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degr...

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Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, an...

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Malabsorption: Poor intestinal absorption of nutrients. Malabsorption can occur from disea...

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Microscope: An optical instrument that augments the power of the eye to see small objects....

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Microscopy: The examination of minute objects by means of a microscope, an instrument whic...

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Nausea: Stomach queasiness, the urge to vomit. Nausea can be brought on by many causes, in...

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Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Parasite: A plant or an animal organism that lives in or on another and takes its nourishm...

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Prognosis: The forecast of the probable outcome or course of a disease; the patient's chan...

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Reactive arthritis: A chronic form of arthritis featuring the following three conditions: ...

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Recurrent: Appearing or occurring again. For example, a recurrent fever is a fever that ha...

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Stage: As regards cancer, the extent of a cancer, especially whether the disease has spre...

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Symptom: Any subjective evidence of disease. In contrast, a sign is objective. Blood comin...

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Symptomatic: 1 With symptoms, as a symptomatic infection. 2 Characteristic o...

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Symptomatic treatment: Therapy that eases the symptoms without addressing the basic cause ...

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Syndrome: A combination of symptoms and signs that together represent a disease process.

Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment.

Weight loss: Weight loss is a decrease in body weight resulting from either voluntary (die...

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