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  1. Alopecia
    Loss of hair; baldness
  2. Anaphylaxis
    Hypersensitivity induced by preliminary exposure to a substance and usually producing a contraction of smooth muscle and a dilation of blood vessels
  3. Anorexia
    Diminished appetite; aversion to food.
  4. Antitussive
    Relieving cough
  5. Ataxia
    Inability to coordinate the muscles in voluntary movement
  6. Atrophy
    Wasting of tissues
  7. Bradycardia
    Slow heart beat
  8. Diaphoresis
    Perspiration, sweating, especially when in abundance and medically induced
  9. Dysgeusia
    Abnormal sense of taste
  10. Dysphagia
    Difficulty/pain in swallowing
  11. Dyspnea
    Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath
  12. Edema
    An accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serious cavities
  13. Emesis
    The act or process of vomiting
  14. Epistaxis
    Nose bleeding
  15. Erythema
    redness of the skin caused by dilation and congestion of the capillaries, often a sign of inflammation or infection
  16. Excipient
    A more or less inert substance added in a prescription as a diluent or vehicle or to give form or consistency when the remedy is given in pill form
  17. Hematuria
    The presence of blood in urine
  18. Hirsutism
    The presence of excessive body and faial hair, especially in women
  19. Hyperglycemia
    Excessive glucose in the blood
  20. Hypertension
    Abnormally elevated blood pressure
  21. Jaundice
    Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by deposition of bile salts in these tissues, occuring as a symptom of various diseases, such as hepatitis, that affect the processing of bile
  22. Malaise
    A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness
  23. Nephropathy
    Any disease of the kidney
  24. Orthostatic hypotension
    A fall in blood pressure associated with dizziness, blurred vision, and sometimes syncoe, occuring upon standing or when standing motionless in a fixed position
  25. Photosensitivity
    Sensitivity or responsiveness to light
  26. Placebo
    An indifferent substance, in the form of a medicine, given for teh suggestive efffect. An inert compound, identical in appearance with material being tested in experimental research, where the patient and the physician may or may not know which is which
  27. Polyphagia
    Eating in excess
  28. Polyuria
    Excessive passage of urine, as in diabetes
  29. Pruritus
    severe itching, often of undamaged skin
  30. Purpura
    A condition characterized by hemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes that result in the appearance of purplish spots or patches
  31. Rhabdomyolysis
    Break down of striated muscle fibers with excretion of myoglobin in the urine
  32. Somnolence
    A state of drowsiness; sleepiness
  33. Stromatitis
    Mouth inflammation
  34. Syncope
    A brief loss of consciousness caused by a sudden fall of blood pressure or failure of the cardiac systole, resulting in cerebreal anemia
  35. Tachycardia
    Fast heart beat
  36. Tinnitus
    A sound in one ear or both ears, such as buzzing, ringing, or whistling, occurring without an external stimulus and usually caused by a specific condition, such as an ear infection, the use of certain drugs, a blocked auditory tube, or a head injury
  37. Urticaria
    A skin condition characterized by welts that itch intenselym caused by an allergic reaction, an infection, or a nervous condition
  38. Vertigo
    A sensation of irregular or whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects, often caused by inner ear disease

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