Alzheimer’s Disease

– A chronic, progressive, neurologic disorder characterized by degeneration of the neurons in the cerebral cortex and subcortical structures, resulting in irreversible impairment of intellect and memory.
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Aldosteronism, Primary

– A hypertensive disorder resulting from excess production of aldosterone by the adrenal gland.

Causes and Incidence

Most cases are caused by an adenoma of the adrenal gland. Other causes are adrenal nodular hyperplasia and adrenal carcinoma. Only 0.5% to 2% of those with hypertension are affected. The condition is three times more likely to affect women; the typical age ranges from 30 to 50 years.
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Acne Vulgaris

– An inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles characterized by comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, and pus-filled cysts on or under the skin on the face, neck, chest, or upper back.
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Abruptio Placentae

-A premature separation of a normally implanted placenta from the uterine wall, usually occurring in the third trimester of pregnancy.
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