A blood condition where the average size of the red blood cells increases.
A large cell that is present in many different organs and tissues. One of its functions is the removal of bacteria and other foreign bodies from the body.
Abnormally large size. In the newborn baby, a birth weight greater than 4,000g.
Relating to large blood vessels.
A progressive disorder affecting the area of the retina responsible for seeing fine detail.
A fungal infection of the feet.
A technique for imaging the body that uses electromagnetic waves and a strong magnetic field.
impaired absorption of nutrients by the lining of the small intestine.
General feeling of being unwell.
A serious disease caused by parasitic protozoa called plasmodia.
Describes a tumour resulting from uncontrolled cell division that can invade other tissues and may spread to distant parts of the body.
A tear at the lower end of the oesophagus. This can be caused by retching and vomiting after excessive alcohol consumption, violent coughing, a severe asthma attack or epileptic convulsions.
The condition that occurs if insufficient nutients, vitamins and minerals are eaten to maintain good health.
An imaging study of the breasts, for example, by X-ray.
A diagnostic and screening test using low-dose X-rays to detect breast tumours
A mood disorder featuring excessive behaviour, sometimes euphoric and sometimes violent.
A piece of equipment that measures the level of pressure in a liquid or gas.
The measuring of pressure using an instrument called a manometer.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitor, an antidepressant drug.
Metatarsal stress fracture.
Infection of the breast tissue, most often affecting breastfeeding women
Inflammation of the mastoid bone in the skull.
A type of white blood cell.