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The science and art of healing that employs a variety of health care practices to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.

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albumin

Medical; Medicine

Any protein that is water soluble, which is moderately soluble in concentrated salt solutions, and experiences heat denaturation. They are commonly found in blood plasma, and are unique to other ...

proteiniria

Medical; Medicine

A condition indicating the presence of an excess of serum proteins in the urine.

blood pressure (BP)

Medical; Medicine

Pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels, and is one of the principal vital signs.

left ventricular hypertrophy

Medical; Medicine

Thickening of the myocardium (muscle) of the left ventricle of the heart.

high blood pressure

Medical; Medicine

Serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease (also called coronary artery disease), heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems.

congestive heart failure (CHF)

Medical; Medicine

Impairment of the heart muscle leading to deterioration of the heart’s ability to function as a pump to circulate blood throughout the body.

corticosteroid

Medical; Medicine

Any of the steroid hormones, such as cortisol or aldosterone, produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland. Corticosteroids are also produced synthetically for medicinal purposes.

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