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Hashimoto's disease

an autoimmune

heart murmur

an abnormal sound heard on listening to the heart; produced by the blood passing through deformed cardiac valves


a difference in coloration in two anatomical structures or two parts of the same structure which are normally alike in color

high arched palate

describes a particular configuration and shape of the maxilla or upper jaw

hip dysplasia

abnormal development of the hip joint on one or both sides of the body

Holter monitor

a portable electrocardiograph worn by a patient over an extended period of time

hyper-reflexia (overactive reflexes)

overactivity of physiological reflexes


excessively sensitive


overactivity of the thyroid gland; characterized by increased metabolism and exophthalmos

hypo-reflexia (reduced reflexes)

underactivity of bodily reflexes

hypoglycemia (unrelated to diabetes)

an abnormally low level of glucose in the


low or diminished sensitivity to stimulation


a congenital condition in which the opening of the urethra is situated on the underside of the penis instead of at its tip


deficient activity of the thyroid gland


the state of having hypotonic (low)