Medical terms for the week:

Lymphedema (lim fuh DEE muh) – Accumulation of lymphatic fluid and resultant swelling caused by obstruction, removal or hypoplasia of lymph vessels.

Anaphylaxis (an uh fuh LACK sis) – An extreme, potentially life-threatening allergic response in which a person suffers severely decreased blood pressure and constriction of the airways.

Alopecia  (al oh PEE shee ah) – Hair loss, resulting from genetic factors, disease or aging.

Cystitis (sis TYE tis)  – Inflammation of the urinary bladder.

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