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  1. Human placental lactogen Human placental lactogen
    Human placental lactogen (hPL) is a hormone produced by the placenta, the organ that develops during pregnancy to help feed the growing baby. This hormone breaks down fats from the mother to provide fuel for the the growing baby. It can lead to insulin resistance and carbohydrate intolerance in the ...
  2. Humidifiers and health Humidifiers and health
    Increasing the humidity in your home helps eliminate the dry air that can irritate and inflame the passages in the nose and throat. Humidified air can relieve the discomfort of colds and the flu and can be particularly helpful for people who have asthma. Humidified air can also help keep skin moist ...
  3. Hump behind the shoulders Hump behind the shoulders
    Hump behind the shoulders is a lump of fat on the back of the neck. Considerations A hump behind the shoulders by itself is not a sign of any one, specific condition. The doctor must consider this along with other symptoms and test results. Causes Certain drugs used to treat AIDS Extended use of c...
  4. Hunter syndrome Hunter syndrome
    Hunter syndrome is an inherited disease in which long chains of sugar molecules (mucopolysaccharides) are not broken down correctly and build up in the body. Causes Hunter syndrome is an inherited condition. Boys are most often affected. The condition is caused by a lack of the enzyme iduronate sul...
  5. Huntington's disease Huntington's disease
    Huntington's disease is a disorder passed down through families in which certain nerve cells in the brain waste away, or degenerate. Causes American doctor George Huntington first described the disorder in 1872. Huntington's disease is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome #4. The defect causes ...
  6. Hurler syndrome Hurler syndrome
    Hurler syndrome is a rare, inherited disease of metabolism in which a person cannot break down long chains of sugar molecules called glycosaminoglycans (formerly called mucopolysaccharides). Hurler syndrome belongs to a group of diseases called mucopolysaccharidoses, or MPS. See also: MPS II (Hunt...
  7. Hydatidiform mole Hydatidiform mole
    A hydatidiform mole is a rare mass or growth that forms inside the uterus at the beginning of a pregnancy. It is a type of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). See also: Gestational trophoblastic disease Choriocarcinoma (a cancerous form of GTD) Causes A hydatidiform mole, or molar pregnan...
  8. Hydrocarbon pneumonia Hydrocarbon pneumonia
    Hydrocarbon pneumonia is caused by drinking or breathing in gasoline, kerosene, furniture polish, paint thinner, or other oily materials or solvents. These products cause fairly rapid changes in the lungs, including inflammation, swelling, and bleeding. This is for information only and not for use i...
  9. Hydrocele Hydrocele
    A hydrocele is a fluid-filled sack along the spermatic cord within the scrotum. Causes Hydroceles are common in newborn infants. During normal development, the testicles descend down a tube from the abdomen into the scrotum. Hydroceles result when this tube fails to close. Fluid drains from the abd...
  10. Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus
    Hydrocephalus is a build up of fluid inside the skull, leading to brain swelling. Hydrocephalus means "water on the brain." Causes Hydrocephalus is due to a problem with the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the liquid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. The fluid brings nutrients to the bra...
  11. Hydrocodone and acetaminophen overdose Hydrocodone and acetaminophen overdose
    Hydrocodone and acetaminophen overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of a painkiller containing both the opioid medication, hydrocodone, and acetaminophen (Tylenol). This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or ...
  12. Hydrocodone/oxycodone overdose Hydrocodone/oxycodone overdose
    Hydrocodone and oxycodone are drugs that are mostly used to treat extreme pain. Hydrocodone/oxycodone overdose occurs when someone intentionally or accidentally take too much medicine containing these ingredients. A person may accidentally take too much of the medicine because they are not getting p...
  13. Hydromorphone overdose Hydromorphone overdose
    Hydromorphone is a prescription medicine used to relieve severe pain. Hydromorphone overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual...
  14. Hydrops fetalis Hydrops fetalis
    Hydrops fetalis is a serious condition in which abnormal amounts of fluid build up in two or more body areas of a fetus or newborn. See also: Erythroblastosis fetalis Causes There are two types of hydrops fetalis: Immune and nonimmune. The exact cause depends on which form a baby has. Immune hydr...
  15. Hydroxyzine overdose Hydroxyzine overdose
    Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine used to treat symptoms of allergies and motion sickness. Hydroxyzine overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or manage...