Aspergillosis - Glossary

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Jun 06, 2016
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Glossary

CT Scan: Coaxial tomographic scan is an advanced scanning device.

Neutropenia: Abnormal decrease in the number of neutrophils.

Allergen: Substance that can trigger an allergic reaction.

Anorexia: Lack or loss of appetite.

Immunosuppressant: Drugs that inhibit the function of the immune system.

Asthma: In simple terms asthma refers to increased responsiveness of lower airways to multiple stimuli. It can be acute - when it lasts for a short period or chronic- when it lasts for days.

Cystic fibrosis: A common hereditary disease in which exocrine (secretory) glands produce abnormally thick mucus. This mucus can cause problems in digestion, breathing, and body cooling.

Leukemia: Cancer of blood-forming tissue.

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