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Alcoholism definition: A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic. (Morse & Flavin for the Joint Commission of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to Study the Definition and Criteria for the Diagnosis of Alcoholism: in JAMA 1992;268:1012-4)
alcoholism/alcohol abuse definition: a disorder characterized by a pathological pattern of alcohol use that causes a serious impairment in social or occupational functioning.
Brain Damage, Chronic definition: A condition characterized by long-standing brain dysfunction or damage, usually of three months duration or longer. Potential etiologies include BRAIN INFARCTION; certain NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; ANOXIA, BRAIN; ENCEPHALITIS; certain NEUROTOXICITY SYNDROMES; metabolic disorders (see BRAIN DISEASES, METABOLIC); and other conditions.
chronic brain damage definition: brain damage which has persisted over a long period of time.
chronic bronchitis definition: condition characterized by persistent coughing, increased secretion from the bronchial mucosa, obstruction of the respiratory passages, scanty or profuse expectoration, and necrosis and fibrosis of the respiratory tract.
Bronchitis, Chronic definition: A subcategory of CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE. The disease is characterized by hypersecretion of mucus accompanied by a chronic (more than 3 months in 2 consecutive years) productive cough. Infectious agents are a major cause of chronic bronchitis.
Chronic Disease definition: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
chronic disease/disorder definition: disease or disorder which has persisted over a long period of time; post coordinate with specific disease or disorder if appropriate.
Hepatitis, Chronic definition: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER with ongoing hepatocellular injury for 6 months or more, characterized by NECROSIS of HEPATOCYTES and inflammatory cell (LEUKOCYTES) infiltration. Chronic hepatitis can be caused by viruses, medications, autoimmune diseases, and other unknown factors.
Long-Term Care definition: Care over an extended period, usually for a chronic condition or disability, requiring periodic, intermittent, or continuous care.
extended care definition: care over a long period of time, usually for a chronic condition or disability, requiring periodic, intermittent, or continuous care.
Priapism definition: A prolonged painful erection that may lasts hours and is not associated with sexual activity. It is seen in patients with SICKLE CELL ANEMIA, advanced malignancy, spinal trauma; and certain drug treatments.
Uveitis, Intermediate definition: Inflammation of the pars plana, ciliary body, and adjacent structures.
Pancreatitis, Chronic definition: INFLAMMATION of the PANCREAS that is characterized by recurring or persistent ABDOMINAL PAIN with or without STEATORRHEA or DIABETES MELLITUS. It is characterized by the irregular destruction of the pancreatic parenchyma which may be focal, segmental, or diffuse.
Chronic Pain definition: Pain that continues for longer than expected.
chronic pain definition: Pain that can range from mild to severe, and persists or progresses over a long period of time.
chronic pain definition: pain which has persisted over a long period of time; also use NTs for specific types of pain if appropriate.
chronic definition: A disease or condition that persists or progresses over a long period of time.
Chronic Periodontitis definition: Chronic inflammation and loss of PERIODONTIUM that is associated with the amount of DENTAL PLAQUE or DENTAL CALCULUS present. Chronic periodontitis occurs mostly in adults and was called adult periodontitis, but this disease can appear in young people.
chronic phase definition: (KRAHN-ik) Refers to the early stages of chronic myelogenous leukemia or chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The number of mature and immature abnormal white blood cells in the bone marrow and blood is higher than normal, but lower than in the accelerated or blast phase.
Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease definition: A syndrome of immologically mediated tissue damage occurring following allogeneic transplant and may affect multiple organs with manifestations similar to autoimmune diseases. Onset is usually within three years of transplantation or immunologic manipulation.
chronic leukemia definition: leukemia in which the involved cell is well differentiated, usually B-lymphocytes, but immunologically incompetent; types distinguished include chronic granulocytic, chronic lymphocytic, chronic myelomonocytic, eosinophilic and hairy cell leukemia.
chronic leukemia definition: (KRAHN-ik) A slowly progressing cancer of the blood-forming tissues.
Chronic Leukemia definition: A slowly progressing leukemia characterized by a clonal (malignant) proliferation of maturing and mature myeloid cells or mature lymphocytes. When the clonal cellular population is composed of myeloid cells, the process is called chronic myelogenous leukemia. When the clonal cellular population is composed of lymphocytes, it is classified as chronic lymphocytic leukemia, hairy cell leukemia, or T-cell large granular lymphocyte leukemia.
Chronic definition: Provision of recurring care for chronic illness.
Pankreatitis definition: [1] es werden die chronische primäre und chronische sekundäre obstruktive Pankreatitis unterschieden: *chronische primäre Pankreatitis: durch oftmalige Nekrosen entzündlich-fibrosierende Erkrankung des Pankreasdrüsengewebes *chronische sekundäre obstruktive Pankreatitis: durch Verschluss des Ausführungsganges des Pankreas entzündlich-fibröse Erkrankung des Drüsengewebes
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chronique definition: Histoire rédigée suivant l’ordre des temps. Il se dit surtout de certaines histoires écrites anciennement.
chronique definition: Nouvelles fausses ou vraies répandues sur les personnes de tel ou tel lieu.
chronique definition: Partie des journaux où l’on passe en revue les nouvelles du jour.