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afferent

conveying toward a center

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coma

profound state of unconsciousness

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concussion

injury to the brain caused by head trauma

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dementia

cognitive impairment characterized by loss of intellectual brain function

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efferent

conveying away from the center

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epilepsy

condition characterized by recurrent seizures

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hydrocephalus

congenital or acquired disorder caused by obstructed circulation of cerebral fluid

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cepahlgia

recurrent pulsating vascular headache

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multiple sclerosis

chronic degenerative disease characterized by sclerotic patches along the brain & spinal cord

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sciatica

inflammation of the sciatic nerve

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syncope

fainting or sudden loss of consciousness

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Addison disease

chronic syndrome resulting from a deficiency in the hormonal secretion of the adrenal cortex

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cretinism

absence or atrophy of thyroid glad; congenital hypothyroidism

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Cushing syndrome

excessive production of cortisol by adrenal coticles

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euthyroid

resembling a normal thyroid glad

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exophthalmos

abnormal protrusion of the eyeballs

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goiter

enlargement of the thyroid gland

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metabolic syndrome

insulin resistance, excessive fat, hyperglycemia, low HDL and elevated triglycerides

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myxedema

severe hypothyroidism