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Bacterial disease causing abdominal pain and dehydration

Cholera

2

Pyelonephritis is a disease of this organ

Kidney

3

Gum doctor

Periodontist

4

Low blood pressure

Hypotension

5

Scarlet fever germ

Streptococci

6

Inflamation - pain and swelling of the joints

Arthritis

7

Eye lens defect

Astigmatism

8

Scar tissue of the liver caused by alcoholim

Cirrhosis

9

Disease of hardening of the artery walls

Arteriosclerosis

10

Hepatitis is a disease of this organ

Liver

11

Memory loss associated with the elderly

Alzheimer's disease

12

First organ to be transplanted - 1954

Kidney

13

Anxiety about health

Hypchondria

14

Affliction in which children are socially withdrawn

Autism

15

Common name for alopecia

Baldness

16

Vitamin deficiency causing rickets

D

17

Malaria medicine from chinchona tree bark

Quinine

18

Diver's condition of nitrogen bubbles in the blood

Bends

19

Hyperactive child disorder

Attention deficit hyperactive disororder

20

Paralyzing food poisoning caused by a toxin

Botulism

21

Common baby disease

Colic

22

Vitamin deficiency causing beriberi

B-1 (thiamine)

23

Enlargement of the thyroid gland by iodine deficiency

Goiter

24

Damaged brain stem disease

Polio

25

Virus that appeared in Zaire in 1995

Ebola

26

Disease of the gum

Gingivitis

27

Clouding of the eye's lens

Cataracts

28

Steroid that relieves arthrits pain

Cortisone

29

RICE

Rest - ice - compression - elevation

30

Hereditary bleeding disease

Hemophilia

31

Encephalitis is a disease of this organ

Brain

32

"Picture" of an unborn child

Sonogram

33

Low blood sugar

Hypoglycemia

34

How fetal defects are detected

Amniocentesis

35

Common name for Daltonism

Color blindness

36

Common name of diazapan

Valium

37

Insulin deficiency disorder

Diabetes

38

Reduced bone mass disease

Osteoporosis

39

Iron or hemoglobin deficiency

Anemia

40

Disorder resulting in weakness of the facial muscles

Bell's palsy

41

Thyroid disease

Grave's Disease

42

Mutation bacteria that causes paralyzing cramps

E. Coli

43

Vitamin deficiency causing night blindness

A (retinol)

44

Twenty-four hour human biological rhythym

Circadian rhythym

45

Surgery to correct myopia

Radio caritodimy

46

Blood clotting vitamin

K

47

Swelling of salivary glands is a symptom of this

Mumps

48

Compound carried by high and low density lipoproteins

Cholesterol

49

Rhinitis affects this

Nose

50

Disease that destroys myelin sheaths in nerve fibers

Multiple sclerosis

51

Vitamin deficiency causing pernicious anemia

B-12 (folic acid)

52

Most common cause of death in America

Heart disease

53

Mononucleosis germ

Epstein-Barr

54

Second most common cause of death in America

Cancer

55

Equipment used to electrically restart the heart

Defibrillator

56

Disease with raised fluid pressure on the eye

Glaucoma

57

Hormone prescribed to promote fertility

Estrogen

58

Food poisoning that effects gastrointestinal tract

Salmonella

59

Common name for rubella

German measles

60

High blood pressure

Hypertension

61

Disorder of the wrist

Carpal tunnel Syndrome

62

The study of cancer

Oncology

63

Common name for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Lou Gehrig's Disease

64

Common name for consumption

Tuberculosis

65

Common name for neoplasm

Tumor

66

"Kissing disease"

Mononucleosis

67

Binge eating and purging disease

Bulimia

68

Common virus that causes colds

Rhino virus

69

Bulge in an artery wall

Aneurysm

70

Plague that spread across 14th century Europe

Bubonic plague or the Black Death

71

Hansen's or Father Damien's disease

Leprosy

72

Tuberculocus is a disease of this organ

Lungs

73

Syndrome involving barking and cursing

Tourette's Syndrome

74

Common name for conjunctivitis

Pink eye

75

Yellowing of the skin caused by excessive bile

Jaundice

76

Common name for pertussis

Whooping Cough

77

Vitamin deficiency causing anemia

B-6 (niacen)

78

Retardation caused by an extra chromosome

Down syndrome

79

Inflamation of the tongue

Glossalgia

80

Sudden sleep attacks

Narcolepsy

81

Chronic respiratory disease that includes spasms

Asthma

82

Common name for myopia

Near sightedness

83

Brief stopping of breathing during sleep

Sleep apnea

84

Blockage of an artery by a bubble or blood clot

Embolism

85

Vitamin deficiency causing lesions

B-2 (riboflavin)

86

PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder

87

Mary Mallon's disease (1904-15)

Typhoid

88

Food aversion disorder

Anorexia Nervosa

89

"Splitting of the mind" phenomenon

Schizophrenia

90

Septal defect

Hole in the heart

91

When the spinal cord blocks pain

Analgesia

92

When body temperature drops below 95 degrees

Hypothermia