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Created by: McGilvra

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A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time.

Domain: Health care; Category: Health care regulations

Diabetes mellitus (DM), also known as simply diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.

Domain: Medical; Category: Illness

A process for removing waste and excess water from the blood, and is used primarily as an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure.

Domain: Health care; Category: Kidney disease

Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause long term loss of the ability to think and reason clearly that is severe enough to affect a person's daily functioning.

Domain: Medical; Category: Illness

Myocardial infarction (MI; Latin: infarctus myocardii) or acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the medical term for an event commonly known as a heart attack. An MI occurs when blood stops flowing ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Heart disease

Cardiovascular disease refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system, principally cardiac disease, vascular diseases of the brain and kidney, and peripheral arterial disease.

Domain: Medical; Category: Cardiology; Illness

A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialized staff and equipment. The best-known type of hospital is the general hospital, which has an emergency department.

Domain: Health care; Category: Health care organizations

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