Abbreviated MHC. A cluster of genes located on chromosome 6 concerned with antigen production and critical to the success of transplantation. The MHC includes the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes.
Poor intestinal absorption of nutrients. Malabsorption can occur from diseases that injure the bowels, such as Crohn’s disease, Whipple’s disease, celiac disease, and many others.
Softening. For example, osteomalacia is softening of bone, usually due to deficiency of calcium and vitamin D.
A vague feeling of discomfort, one that cannot be pinned down but is often sensed as ‘just not right.’
Referring to the cheek. For example, a malar rash is a rash that appears over the cheeks.
An infectious disease caused by protozoan parasites from the Plasmodium family that can be transmitted by the bite of the Anopheles mosquito or by a contaminated needle or transfusion. Falciparum malaria is the most deadly type. The symptoms of malaria include cycles of chills, fever, sweats, muscle aches and headache that recur every few days. […]