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.