• Hoarseness of Voice Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Diaphragm: A dome-shaped muscular partition separating the thorax from the abdomen
  • Croup: Inflammation of the larynx and trachea in children, associated with infection and causing breathing difficulties
  • Epiglottitis: Inflammation of the epiglottis, the flap at the base of the tongue that keeps food from going into the trachea (windpipe). Swelling of Epiglottis can interfere with breathing, and becomes a serious medical emergency.
  • Haemorrhage: Loss of blood
  • Parkinson's disease: Condition of the nervous system marked by progressive damage to the brain over a period of many years, it affects the nerve cells that produce dopamine. Parkinson's is marked by tremors, stiffness, slow movements and unsteady gait.
  • Acromegaly: Abnormal growth of the hands, feet, and face, caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the pituitary gland.
  • Myasthenia gravis: A rare chronic autoimmune disease marked by muscular weakness.
  • Sjogren's syndrome: Chronic autoimmune condition characterized by degeneration of the salivary and lachrymal glands, causing dryness of the mouth and eyes
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