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  1. Weaver syndrome Weaver syndrome
    Weaver syndrome: An overgrowth syndrome characterized by accelerated growth and advanced bone age (evident at birth), unusual craniofacial appearance, hoarse low-pitched cry, and hypertonia (increased muscle tone) with camptodactyly (inability to fully extend the fingers). Caused by mutations in a g...
  2. Weaver's bottom Weaver's bottom
    Weaver's bottom: Inflammation of the bursa that separates the gluteus maximus muscle of the buttocks from the underlying bony prominence of the bone that we sit on, the ischial tuberosity. Weaver's bottom is a form of bursitis that is usually caused by prolonged sitting on hard surfaces that press a...
  3. Weaver-Smith syndrome. Weaver-Smith syndrome.
    Weaver-Smith syndrome: See: Weaver syndrome....
  4. Wegener's granulomatosis Wegener's granulomatosis
    Wegener's granulomatosis: An uncommon type of inflammation of small arteries and veins (vasculitis) that classically involves the vessels supplying the tissues of the lungs, nasal passages (sinuses), and kidneys. Wegener's granulomatosis usually affects young or middle-aged adults. Symptoms in...
  5. Weighing, hydrostatic Weighing, hydrostatic
    Weighing, hydrostatic: See: Underwater weighing....
  6. Weighing, underwater Weighing, underwater
    Weighing, underwater: See: Underwater weighing....
  7. Weight loss Weight loss
    Weight loss: Weight loss is a decrease in body weight resulting from either voluntary (diet, exercise) or involuntary (illness) circumstances. Most instances of weight loss arise due to the loss of body fat, but in cases of extreme or severe weight loss, protein and other substances in the body can ...
  8. Weight Watchers Weight Watchers
    Weight Watchers: Weight Watchers is a diet plan first developed in the 1960s that encourages weight loss by making healthy food and lifestyle choices. The Weight Watchers plan is based upon the idea that dieting is only one part of a healthy lifestyle. The program stresses the importance of over...
  9. Weil syndrome Weil syndrome
    Weil syndrome: A severe form of leptospirosis with liver disease. See: Leptospirosis....
  10. Weissenbacher-Zweymuller syndrome Weissenbacher-Zweymuller syndrome
    Weissenbacher-Zweymüller syndrome: See: Stickler syndrome....
  11. Wellcovorin Wellcovorin
    Wellcovorin: See: Leucovorin....
  12. Welt Welt
    Welt: A red bump, ridge or swelling of unbroken skin raised by a stinging blow or by an allergic reaction to foods, drugs or insect bites, as in hives (urticaria). The word "welt" has a number of nonmedical but related meanings including: in sewing, an edge of cloth folded on itself, often over a ...
  13. Werner syndrome Werner syndrome
    Werner syndrome: A premature aging disease that begins in adolescence or early in adulthood and results in apparent old age by 30-40 years of age. The characteristic features of Werner syndrome include short stature, premature graying and balding, wizened face, beaked nose, cataracts, scleroderma-l...
  14. Werner-His disease Werner-His disease
    Werner-His disease: Named for the German physician Heinrich Werner (who did not describe Werner's premature aging syndrome) and the Swiss physician Wilhelm His, Jr. (who did describe the bundle of His in the heart), this is a louse-borne disease that was first recognized in the trenches of Worl...
  15. Wesand Wesand
    Wesand: See: Weasand....