Drug abuse and dependence: This behavior involves
use of a legal or illegal drug that causes physical, mental, emotional,
or social harm. Dependence is marked by physiologic changes, primarily
tolerance and withdrawal symptoms. In recent years, problems related
to substance abuse have emerged as major social and health concerns that
affect everyone either directly or...
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Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis
Diverticular disease: Diverticulitis is an
inflammation to a diverticulum, which is an inflammation of saclike bulges
in the wall. Diverticulosis is the presence of diverticula....
A deficiency of circulating antidiuretic hormone (ADH), or (vasopressin),
or because the kidneys are not responding properly to the presence of ADH.
Dermatitis: Inflammation of the skin
Cause: Either by direct contact with an irritant or due
to allergic reaction to a substance
(may or may not have these symptoms...
Depression: a morbid sadness, dejection, or melancholy.
Depression affects twice as many women as men, major depression is
characterized by at least one 2 week episode of depressed...