Glossary try the best to avoid the use of medical terms that could make it more difficult to understand the information on this website. Still, there are a number of terms that can't be avoided and that are useful to know because they are so often used by the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals with whom you might speak. The list below includes the terms used on for which we have provided definitions.

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Term Definition

The production of abnormal fibrinogen


Unhealthy lipid levels


Shortness of breath; labored breathing


Persistent muscle contractions that can cause limb twisting and repetitive motions