Drug-Induced Diseases - Glossary

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Nov 28, 2017
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Glossary

Stevens-Johnson’s syndrome / Toxic epidermal necrolysis: Severe reaction of the skin and mucous membranes with large blisters, causing the skin to peal

Necrosis: Death of cells

Angioedema: Swelling of the tissues under the skin due to fluid accumulation

Glomerulonephritis: Inflammation of the glomeruli, i.e., the filtering units of the kidneys

Acute tubular necrosis: Damage to the tubules of the kidneys, where formation of urine takes place

Acute interstitial nephritis: Inflammation of the spaces between the kidney tubules

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