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This can be an A-Z BMA visible consultant to over 7,000 clinical phrases together with indicators, illnesses, medicinal drugs and coverings. This new, revised version of the BMA's bestselling and definitive scientific reference advisor brings authoritative and up to date clinical wisdom into your house. remain updated with clinical advances and suggestion; from new advancements in commute immunizations to the newest instructions for antenatal screening and newest thoughts for breast know-how. It comprises 3,000 ailments, issues, stipulations and indicators, details on prognosis and therapy, quite a lot of medications and assessments, new and verified surgeries and motives of clinical phrases. utilizing jargon-free language and an easy-to-use A--Z structure, 7,000 entries and greater than 800 illustrations, this totally revised and up to date variation continues to be the definitive scientific reference ebook for each kinfolk.

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Aminophylline A potassium-sparing diuretic drug, amiloride is used in combination with loop or thiazide diuretics in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and the oedema (fluid retention) that results from heart failure (reduced pumping efficiency of the heart) or liver cirrhosis. A bronchodilator drug that is used to treat chronic bronchitis, asthma, and, occasionally, heart failure (reduced pumping efficiency of the heart). Aminophylline relieves breathing difficulty by widening the bronchi (the main air passages to the lungs).

Generalized alopecia often resolves without treatment. Treatment of localized alopecia depends on the cause. alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency A rare genetic disorder in which a person is missing the enzyme alpha1-antitrypsin, which protects the body from damage by other enzymes. The disease mainly affects tissues in the lungs, resulting in emphysema, and the liver, causing cirrhosis. The effects of alpha1antitrypsin deficiency may not become apparent until after the age of 30. There is no cure, but symptoms can be relieved by drug treatment.

Allergic alveolitis, extrinsic See extrinsic allergic alveolitis. allergic rhinitis See rhinitis, allergic. allergy Various conditions caused by inappropriate or exaggerated reactions of the immune system to a wide variety of substances known as allergens. Many common illnesses, such as asthma and hay fever (see rhinitis, allergic), are caused by allergic reactions to substances that, in the majority of people, cause no symptoms. Allergic reactions occur only on second or subsequent exposure to the allergen, after first contact has sensitized the body.

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