Pfeiffer syndrome

Pfeiffer syndrome: A syndrome of craniosynostosis (premature fusion of the cranial sutures) due to mutation in FGFR (fibroblast growth factor receptor) characterized by bulging eyes (proptosis) due to shallow eye sockets, underdevelopment of the midface and broad...

Strep throat

Strep throat: Strep throat is an infection caused by a type of bacteria called streptococcus, which can lead to serious complications if not adequately treated. MedTerms (TM) is the Medical Dictionary of MedicineNet.com.We Bring Doctors’ Knowledge To You Via::...

Pompe disease

Pompe disease: An inherited deficiency of the enzyme alpha-glucosidase which helps the body break down glycogen, a complex carbohydrate that is converted to glucose for energy. Without the enzyme, glycogen builds up in the heart and other muscles, causing extensive...

Ear tubes

Ear tubes: Formally known as tympanostomy tubes, ear tubes are small tubes, made of several different materials, which are inserted into the eardrum (the tympanum or tympanic membrane) to keep the middle ear aerated for a prolonged period of time. To insert a tube, a...

Pinworm infection

Pinworm infection: An infection caused by a small, white intestinal worm: the pinworm or, more formally, Enterobius vermicularis. The pinworm is about the length of a staple and lives for the most part within the rectum of humans. While an infected person is asleep,...