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A doctor who specializes in treating allergies.


A result of ongoing inflammation, where the blood protein amyloid can build up excessively and cause damage to vital organs such as the kidneys.


A condition where the amount of red blood cells circulating in the body is lower than normal.

Autoimmune disease

A disease in which the acquired immune system mistakenly thinks the body’s tissues are harmful and attacks them.

Autoinflammatory disease

A disease distinguished by inflammation in multiple tissues of the body triggered by the immune system for unknown reasons.

Chronic aseptic meningitis

Ongoing inflammation of the membranes around the brain and the spinal cord that is not caused by bacterial infection.


Gradual enlargement of extremities such as the fingers and toes. It may be accompanied with swelling of the cuticle and separation or curving of the nails.


An important protein that helps regulate the inflammatory mechanism in the body.


A doctor who specializes in the care of skin, hair, and nails.


In genetics, to transmit a set of instructions to a gene. Many genes are programmed to make proteins that perform specific tasks.

Frontal bossing

An unusually large forehead often accompanied with a heavy brow jutting out above the eyes.


A doctor who specializes in problems of the digestive system.


The basic unit of inheritance that contains the information needed to pass on family traits, generation to generation.


A biologist who studies genetics or genes.

Graduated syringes

An injection needle with printed lines on the barrel to measure the amount of medicine to inject.

Immune system

A complex network of specialized cells and organs whose job is to defend the body against harm. It is made up of two kinds: The innate system is present at birth and uses white blood cells to attack foreign substances. The acquired system develops as a person grows older. It uses special proteins known as antibodies to recognize and fight invaders.


A doctor who specializes in all aspects of the immune system.

Infectious Disease (ID) specialist

A doctor of internal medicine (or pediatrics) who specializes in infectious diseases.


A local reaction in the body that produces redness, warmth, swelling, and pain as a result of infection, irritation, or injury. Inflammation can be external or internal.


A protein involved in the inflammatory process, which raises body temperature and triggers disease-fighting cells.

Lymph nodes

Small, bean-shaped organs that produce and store cells that defend the body from infection and disease.


A change in a gene. Mutations may be caused by DNA copying mistakes and by harmful substances such as chemicals, radiation, infection, or viruses. Mutations can be hereditary or spontaneous.


A doctor who specializes in the care of newborn infants, including those who are premature.


A doctor who specializes in problems of the nervous system. The brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves make up the nervous system.


A white blood cell important to the immune system because it consumes foreign microorganisms and gets rid of dead cells.


A doctor who specializes in the treatment of cancer.


A doctor who specializes in diseases and problems of the eyes.


A doctor who specializes in the ear, nose, and throat. Also called an ENT doctor.


A doctor who specializes in the general care of infants, children, and adolescents.


A doctor who specializes in problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, blood vessels, and certain connective tissue disorders.

Saddle nose

A distinct collapse of the bridge of the nose, which makes it appear shorter and flat, and scooped-out like a horse saddle.


Uncontrolled electrical impulses in the brain that can produce convulsions, confusion and other signs, and physical symptoms.


An involuntary movement or tightening of the muscle than can be very painful.

Subcutaneous injection

Also called Sub-Q. The injection of a liquid solution into the fatty tissue just under the skin. This tissue, called the subcutaneous layer, is right above the muscle.

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