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hallucination
perception of objects or events that are not actually present

hallux valgus
twisting of the big toe toward the outer side of the foot

helminthiasis
diseased state due to intestinal parasites such as nematodes, cestodes, trematodes, and acanthocephalans

hematoma
localized blood clot within an organ or tissue

hematuria
blood in the urine

hemodialysis
process of separating water and small soluble substances from the blood

hemolysis
breaking down of red blood cells

hemolytic icterus
jaundice due to hemolysis

hemorrhage
profuse blood flow

hemorrhagic nephritis
acute glomerulonephritis accompanied by hematuria (blood in the urine)

hemorrhoids
varicose disorder causing painful swellings at the anus; piles

hemostatic
stopping blood flow; antihemorrhagic agent

hepatitis
liver inflammation, typically due to a virus or toxic substance

hepatotoxic
poisonous to the liver

herpes simplex
infection, often recurrent, caused by herpes virus type 1 and 2 and typically found on the the lip or genetalia

hetero-
in botany, different

hippocampus
brain structure that forms the edge of the cortical mantle of the cerebral hemisphere

HIV
abbreviation for human immunodeficiency virus

holo-
in botany, entire

homeopathic
a product containing infinitesimal doses of a drug that would, in normal doses, produce symptoms of the disease that it is intended to treat

homo-
in botany, like, same

HPLC
high performance liquid chromatography

human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
a retrovirus associated with onset of advanced immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

hybrid
an individual (plant or animal) whose parents are different varieties of the same species or belong to different but closely allied species

hydrops (dropsy)
an excessive accumulation of clear, watery fluid in any of the tissues or cavities of the body; edema, ascites, anasarca

hypercalcemia
excess calcium in the blood

hypercholesterolemia
excess cholesterol in the blood

hypercrinia
excessive secretion of mucus

hyperemia
condition of increased blood accumulation in a portion of the body, due to inflammation, obstruction to blood flow, or local relaxation of arterioles

hyperemic
causing increased blood accumulation in a portion of the body; relating to hyperemia

hyperhidrosis
excessive sweating

hypertension
high blood pressure

hyperthyroidism
an abnormal condition of the thyroid gland resulting in excessive secretion of thyroid hormones characterized by an increased metabolism and weight loss

hypertonia
excessive concentration of salts in the blood; condition of having a greater osmotic pressure than a reference solution (blood or interstitial fluid), having a fluid in which cells shrink

hypertrophy
increase in the size of an organ due to enlargement of its cells; frequently with a corresponding increase in functional capacity

hypokalemia
abnormally low blood potassium

hypothermia
abnormally low body temperature

hypothrombinemia
abnormally low amounts of thrombin circulating in the blood, resulting in an increased tendency to bleed

hypothyroidism
diminished production of thyroid hormone, leading to low metabolic rate, tendency to gain weight, and somnolence

hypotonia
lessened tension; arterial relaxation

hypotonic-asthenic dyskinesia
condition characterized by weakened voluntary movements

hypoxic tolerance
ability to function despite below-normal availability of oxygen to tissue