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Dysphagia

Difficulty swallowing

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Dyspepsia

Indigestion

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Hemoptysis

Coughing up blood

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Pruritis

Itchy skin

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Menorrhagia

Abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding

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Apnea

absence of breathing

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Dyspnea

abnormally slow breathing

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Tachypnea

abnormally rapid breathing

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Claudication

leg cramps

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Glossitis

smooth, beefy red tongue

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Anorexia

loss of appetite

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Cheilitis

inflammation of the lips

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Paresthesia

burning or tingling, esp. in the hands, feet, arms and legs.

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Tinnitus

ringing in the ears

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Lhermitte's sign

An electrical sensation that runs down the back and into the limbs

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Radicular pain

Pain that radiates along the spine into the limbs.

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Bradykinesia

Slowness of movement

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Dysarthria

Slowed or slurred speech

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Asystole

Absence of heart beat

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Bradycardia

Slow heart beat

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Tachycardia

Rapid heart beat

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Ataxia

The loss of full control of body movements

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Diplopia

Double vision

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Nystagmus

Repetitive movement of the eye

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Ptosis

Upper eyelid droop

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Anoxia

The absence of oxygen. Severe hypoxia.

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Hypoxia

Oxygen deficiency

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Cyanosis

Bluish coloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen.

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Miosis

Excessive constriction of the pupil.

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Borborygmus

Stomach growling

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Globus sensation

Feeling that there is a lump in your throat or that something is stuck in your throat.

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Hematemesis

Blood in the vomit (either bright red or coffee ground)

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Melena

Black, tarry stools (due to digested blood)

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Melena

Black, tarry stools (due to digested blood)

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Occult bleeding

Small amounts of blood in gastric secretions, vomit, or stool.

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Erythema

Reddening of the skin

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Pyrosis

Heartburn

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Stricture

Narrowing

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Steatorrhea

Fatty stools

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Grey Turner's sign

Bluish discoloration on the flanks

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Cullen's sign

Bluish discoloration in the periumbilicus area.

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Chvostek's sign

The twitching of the facial muscles in response to tapping over the area of the facial nerve.

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Trousseau's sign

Carpopedal spasm caused by inflating the blood-pressure cuff to a level above systolic pressure for 3 minutes.

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Pyurea

Puss in the urine

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Hematuria

Blood in the urine

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Anasarca

Whole body edema

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Oliguria

Production of abnormally small amounts of urine

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Uremia

Elevated levels of waste products in the urine