Disease, Plummer’s: Toxic multinodular goiter, a condition in which the thyroid gland contains multiple lumps (nodules) that are overactive and produce excess thyroid hormones. This condition is also known as Parry’s disease.
- Disease, polycystic ovary
Polycystic ovarian syndrome.
- Disease, Quincke's
Disease, Quincke’s: This is angioneurotic edema (or angioedema), a form of localized swelling of the deeper layers of the skin and fatty tissues beneath the skin. Hereditary angioneurotic edema (or hereditary angioedema) is a genetic form of angioedema. Persons with it are born lacking an inhibitor protein (called C1 esterase inhibitor) that normally prevents activation […]
- Disease, Raynaud
A condition resulting in skin discoloration of the fingers and/or toes when a person is exposed to changes in temperature (cold or hot) or to emotional events. This condition can occur alone or as a part of another disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis). When the condition occurs alone it is referred to as “Raynaud disease” […]
- Disease, Rendu-Osler-Weber
Disease, Rendu-Osler-Weber: See: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.
- Disease, rheumatic heart
Disease, rheumatic heart: Heart damage caused by rheumatic fever. Treatment is by preventing reinfection with strep and by treating with heart drugs as needed.