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  1. alopecia
    loss of hair; baldness
  2. anaphylaxis
    hypersensitivity induced by preliminary exposure to a substance and usually producing a contraction of smooth muscle and a dilation of blood vessels
  3. anorexia
    diminished appetite; aversion to food
  4. antitussive
    relieving cough
  5. arthralgia
    severe pain in a joint
  6. ascites
    accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity
  7. ataxia
    inability to coordinate the muscles in voluntary movement
  8. atrophy
    wasting of tissues
  9. bradycardia
    slow heart beat
  10. diaphoresis
    perspiration, sweating, especially when in abundance and medically induced
  11. dysgeusia
    abnormal sense of taste
  12. dysphagia
    difficulty/pain in swallowing
  13. dyspnea
    difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath
  14. edema
    an accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
  15. emesis
    the act or process of vomiting
  16. epistaxis
    nose bleeding
  17. erythema
    redness of the skin caused by dilation and congestion of the capillaries, often a sign of inflammation or infection
  18. excipient
    a more or less inert substance added in a prescription as a diluent or vehicle to give form or consistency when the remedy is given in pill form
  19. hematuria
    the presence of blood in the urine
  20. hirsutism
    the presence of excessive body and facial hair, especially in women
  21. hyperglycemia
    excess glucose in the blood
  22. hypertension
    abnormally elevated blood pressure
  23. jaundice
    yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by deposition of bile salts in these tissues, occurring as a symptom of various diseases, such as hepatitis, that affect the processing of bile
  24. malaise
    a vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness
  25. nephropathy
    any disease of the kidneys
  26. orthostatic hypotension
    a fall in blood pressure associated with dizziness, blurred vision, and sometimes syncope, occurring upon standing or when standing motionless in a fixed position
  27. photosensitivity
    sensitivity or responsiveness to light
  28. placebo
    an indifferent substance, in the form of a medicine, given for the suggestive effect. an inert compound, identical in appearance with material being tested in experimental research, where the patient and the physician may or may not know which is which
  29. polyphagia
    eating in excess
  30. poluria
    excessive passage of urine, as in diabetes
  31. pruritus
    severe itching, often of undamaged skin
  32. purpura
    a condition characterized by hemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes that result in the appearance of purplish spots or patches
  33. rhabdomyolysis
    break down of striated muscle fibers with excretion of myoglobin in the urin
  34. somnolence
    a state of drowsiness; sleepiness
  35. stomatitis
    mouth inflammation
  36. syncope
    a brief loss of consciousness caused by a sudden fall of blood pressure or failure of the cardiac systole, resulting in cerebral anemia
  37. tachycardia
    fast heart beat
  38. tinnitus
    a sound in one ear or both ears, such as buzzing, ringing, or whistling, occurring iwhtout an external stimulus and usually caused by a specific condition, such as an ear infection, the use of certain drugs, a blocked auditory tube, or a head injury
  39. urticaria
    a skin condition characterized by welts that itch intensely, caused by an allergic reaction, an infection, or a nervous condition
  40. vertigo
    a sensation of irregular or whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects, often caused by inner ear disease
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