Goldenhar syndrome

Goldenhar syndrome: Congenital malformation of the jaw, cheek and ear associated with vertebral defects. There is deformity of the external ear and abnormal smallness of that half of the face. Coloboma (cleft) of the upper eyelid is frequent. The ear deformities range...

Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome

Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome: Also known as MRKH syndrome, a genetic (inherited) condition that results in underdevelopment or absence of the uterus and vagina in females. Since there is no uterus, menstrual bleeding does not occur at puberty, and this may...

Infectious mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis: A specific viral infection (with the Epstein-Barr virus) in which there is an increase of white blood cells that are mononuclear (with a single nucleus) “Mono” and “kissing disease” are popular terms for this very...

Flu

Flu: Flu is a colloquialism for influenza. The flu is an acute respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses A or B . Most people who get the flu recover completely in 1 to 2 weeks, but some people develop serious and potentially life-threatening medical...

Pinkeye

Pinkeye: Also called conjunctivitis. Redness or irritation of the conjunctivae, the membranes on the inner part of the eyelids and the membranes covering the whites of the eyes. These membranes react to a wide range of bacteria, viruses, allergy-provoking agents,...

Conductive hearing loss

Conductive hearing loss: a type of hearing loss resulting when sound is not conducted effectively through the ear canal to the eardrum and the small bones of the middle ear. This is in contrast to sensorineural hearing loss, which is hearing loss due to damage to the...