Intellectual Disability

Intellectual Disability in English

Statistically, about three percent of the population is affected by intellectual disability. Different degrees of severity are differentiated from the so-called “borderline intelligence” to “severe intellectual disability”. This is an impairment of mental abilities. What is intellectual disability? The cause may be that the mother contracted viral or bacterial infections (e.g. rubella) during pregnancy or consumed drugs […]

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Kashin-Beck Disease

Kashin-Beck Disease in English

Kaschin-Beck disease, also known by the synonyms Cashing-Beck disease or Kaschin-Beck syndrome, affects approximately three million people worldwide. It is a non-contagious and non-inflammatory disease of the joints and bones. The name derives from its two discoverers, the physician Nikolai Ivanovich Kashin and the scientist Melinda A. Beck. What is Kashin-Beck disease? The diagnosis is made based on […]

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Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaires’ Disease in English

Legionellosis, also known as Legionnaires’ disease, is a severe variation of pneumonia. Legionnaires’ disease is caused by a bacterium that belongs to the Legionella subgenus. What is Legionnaires’ disease? The older and weaker the affected person is, the more serious the symptoms are. If no treatment is started, legionellosis is also classified as life-threatening. See AbbreviationFinder […]

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Labia Synechia

Labia Synechia in English

In the case of labia synechia, the labia minora stick together and can provide a breeding ground for bacteria over time, so that urinary tract infections and even hydonephrosis are favored. The most common cause of the phenomenon is trauma to the epithelial layer. The treatment is carried out by daily application of an ointment […]

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Kniest Dysplasia

Kniest Dysplasia in English

Kniest dysplasia is a congenital developmental disorder of the skeleton that goes back to a genetic mutation and is characterized by severe short stature. The prognosis depends on the severity of the individual case. Causal therapies are not yet available. What is Kniest dysplasia? Because of the thickening of the bones and the largely immobile […]

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Hypervitaminosis in English

Hypervitaminosis is vitamin poisoning. In most cases, the cause is misuse of dietary supplements. Even serious health disorders sometimes result from hypervitaminosis. What is hypervitaminosis? In most cases, the poisoning causes gastrointestinal problems, headaches and circulatory disorders. Those affected vomit frequently and also suffer from a loss of appetite, which in turn can cause deficiency […]

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Complex regional pain syndrome

CRPS in English

According to abbreviationfinder, Complex regional pain syndrome is also known as complex regional pain syndrome or CRPS for short. The term replaces the synonymous terms Sudeck’s disease, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Sudeck’s dystrophy and algodystrophy. What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome? A diagnosis is made primarily on the basis of the clinical manifestations. Imaging methods such […]

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Mediterranean in English

According to, the cradle of civilizations, the apple of discord and the oldest trade routes – all this is the “sea in the middle of the earth”, whose waves wash the shores of 22 states, most of which have managed to benefit directly from this remarkable neighborhood for tourism. It is on the numerous […]

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Agreement in English

The contract, convention or agreement that is developed based on a specific matter is known as an agreement. To cite some examples: “The Argentine club announced the signing of an agreement with a European university for the training of youth players”, “The company sent me to Brazil to close an export agreement”, “The agreement was […]

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Hypoxia in English

Hypoxia is a lack of oxygen in the arterial blood. More generally, medicine also refers to a low oxygen concentration in tissue. Hypoxia usually occurs as a result of other diseases. What is hypoxia? Characteristic symptoms of hypoxia are changes in breathing, rapid heart rate and/or chest pain. Mental symptoms such as unreasonable euphoria, perceived […]

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