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Jacob-Creutzfeldt Disease – This is a rare
disease of the brain which causes dementia (slow thought) and eventual death.
It is similar to mad-cow disease.
– The junction (articulation) between two or more bones that permits movement
between the bones.
Jogger Foot Syndrome (Tarsal
Tunnel Syndrome) – This painful pinching of a nerve at the ankle is similar to the carpal tunnel
syndrome in the arm. This may be fixed with surgery.
(Stevens-Johnson Syndrome) –
An allergic loss of much of the skin. Often this is fatal if not treated early.
Jones Criteria –
The combination of signs used to diagnose rheumatic fever.
Jones Syndrome (Cherubism) –
This is the combination of several birth defects including craniosynostosis and
Jugular Sign (Queckenstedt Test)
– If the compression
of both jugular veins causes increased intracranial pressure, there is possible
a lateral sinus thrombosis.
– Veins that carry blood from the head back to the heart.
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