The inability to cope with daily life.
Any disorder that becomes a threat to life if left untreated. Normally used to describe a tumour that invades and destroys tissue by spreading via the blood stream and lymphatic system.
Extremely high blood pressure. Left untreated it can cause severe damage to organs.
An imbalance between the nutrients a body receives and what it needs.
A test that shows how well nerves and muscles in the digestive system create pressure to push along food or waste matter.
The bones in the skull that form the upper jaw.
An infectious disease that mostly affects children. Vaccination provides immunity against the disease.
The science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. There are many different branches such as; comparative, forensic, geriatric, tropical, holistic and preventative.
A cancerous brain tumour that occurs during childhood.
The pigment that gives skin, hair and eye colour.
The layers of tissue that cover the brain and spinal cord. If the meninges become inflamed it is called meningitis.
A benign tumour that forms in the coverings of the brain or spinal cord.
A serious illness where the meninges become inflamed, usually because of an infection by a bacteria, virus or fungi.
The point in a women’s life where she ceases to produce egg cells every four weeks.
A disorder of the mind. They are often divided into disorders.
A microorganism such as a bacterium causing disease or fermentation.
A powerful instrument that lets a person see things that cannot normally be seen with the naked eye.
A serious headache that can often be accompanied by sickness and sensitivity to light.
The smallest part of a substance.
A type of white blood cell that fights infection.