Dyspepsia--Impairment of the power or function of digestion.
Edema--Abnormally large amounts of fluid in the intercellular tissue spaces of the body,
usually in the subcutaneous tissues.
Exudate--Material such as fluid, cells, or cellular debris which has escaped from blood
vessels and has been deposited in tissues or on tissue surfaces, usually as the result of
Flatulence--The presence of excessive amounts of air or gases in the stomach or
intestine, leading to distention of the organs.
Fulminant--Sudden, severe; occurring suddenly and with great intensity.
Genesis--The coming into being of anything; the process of originating.
Hemophilia--A hereditary tendency to bleed spontaneously.
Histamine--A normal cellular product, which can have harmful effects if present in
abnormal amount. It can contract most smooth muscle, increase gastric secretion, drop
the blood pressure and accelerate the heart rate.
Hypotension--Abnormally low blood pressure.
Incontinence--Inability to contro l defecation or urination.
Insidious--Of gradual or subtle development.
Leptospirosis--Infections transmitted to man from dogs, swine, rodents, or contact with
contaminated water, as in swamps, canals, or ponds.
Lobule--A small lobe (portion of an organ).