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Medical Terms

Definitions of medical terms used when describing or talking about rare disorders.

Anemia
Information about what anemia is, what symptoms it causes, and what causes it.

Ataxia
Definition of ataxia

Biopsy
Information about what a biopsy is, the different types of biopsies, and why a biopsy might be done.

Blood Smear
Information about what a blood smear is, and how and why it's done.

Bone Marrow Failure
Definition of what bone marrow failure is.

Bradykinesia
Definition of bradykinesia

Cardiologist
Definition of cardiologist

What is a CBC?
Information about what a CBC (complete blood cell count) is and why and how it's done.

Chorea - What Is Chorea?
Definition of chorea and different types

What Is a Clinical Trial?
Information about what a clinical trial is and why it is done.

What Is a Clone?
Information about what a clone is, the different types of cloning, and how a clone is made.

What Is A CT Scan?
Description of what a CT (computed tomography) scan is, what it is used for, and how it is done.

Cyanosis
Definition of cyanosis

DNA Test
Explains what a DNA test is, and why and how it's done.

Echocardiogram
Information about what an echocardiogram is and why it is done.

What Is an EEG?
Describes what an EEG is, and why this type of medical test is done.

G-CSF - Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor
Definition of G-CSF (granulocyte colony stimulating factor)

Genetic Counselor
Definition of genetic counselor and what he/she does.

Granuloma
Definition of granuloma

Hematologist-Oncologist
Definition of hematologist-oncologist

Hemolysis
Definition of hemolysis

Hypotonia
What hypotonia is and how it affects the body

Microcephaly
Definition of microcephaly

What Is an MRI?
Description of what an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is, what this medical test is used for, and how it is done.

PERRLA
What PERRLA means in medicine and when it's used.

Petechiae
Information about what petechiae are and what causes them.

Purpura
Information about what purpura are and what causes them.

What Is An RBC?
Information about what a red blood cell count (RBC) is, and how and why it's done.

Scoliosis
Information about what scoliosis is and why it happens.

Seizure
Definition of what a seizure is

Syndrome
Definition of what syndrome is in medicine and examples of some rare syndromes.

Tricophagia
Definition of tricophagia

What Is a WBC?
Information about what a WBC (white blood cell count) is and why and how it's done.

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