A bacterial disease causing multiple swellings that may leak pus
A complementary therapy derived from acupuncture, which uses finger pressure rather than the fine sterile needles used in acupuncture.
A complementary therapy in which fine sterile needles are inserted into the skin at specific points.
Has a sudden onset.
A condition where there is sudden, severe abdominal pain requiring medical attention.
A range of clinical conditions caused by coronary artery disease: it encompasses the full spectrum from unstable angina to heart attack.
A type of leukaemia that is most common in the one to five age group.
A type of leukaemia that occurs most commonly in the over 50 age group.
Extreme difficulty breathing due to fluid accumulation in the alveoli of the lungs, causing sudden failure of the respiratory system. It may be fatal.
A virological test.
A rare disorder of the adrenal glands leading to deficiency of the hormones cortisol and aldosterone.
A malignant tumour, or cancer, that arises from glandular tissue.
A mass of lymphatic tissue at the back of the throat
A benign tumour that forms from glandular cells.
An abbreviation for antidiuretic hormone.
An abnormal connection between two surfaces of the body.
This is a general term to include ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy and benign or malignant lumps.
One of a pair of small, triangular shaped glands located above each kidney.
A pair of small, triangular shaped glands located above each kidney, responsible for regulating the body’s response to stress and helping to control metabolism.
The surgical removal of one of the two adrenal glands. The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and produce adrenaline.
A hormone produced by the adrenal glands, which stimulates increases in the heart rate, breathing and metabolic rate.
A very rare type of tumour in which malignant cells form in the outer layer of the adrenal gland.
Undesirable side-effects of medication.
Excessive swallowing of air, which may be caused by rapid eating or drinking or by anxiety.