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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

heterochromia

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

hypersentive

excessively sensitive

hyperthyroidism

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

hyposensitive

low or diminished sensitivity to stimulation

hypospadias

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

hypothryoidism

deficient activity of the thyroid gland

hypotonia

the state of having hypotonic (low)