Category: H

  • Hereditary cerebellar sclerosis

    A condition affecting the cerebellum. While some versions of the illness manifest in early childhood, others appear later in life and are termed delayed cerebellar sclerosis. It affects both genders, leading to gradually progressing ataxia, which results in a staggering motion when the individual tries to walk. It’s also known as Marie’s ataxia or Marie’s…

  • Hyperdicrotic pulse

    A pulse in which the dicrotic wave is unusually noticeable.  

  • High-tension pulse

    The pulse detected in stiffened arteries, leading to increased blood pressure. It has a gradual onset, extended duration, and a slow decrease, and the artery feels like a taut, rounded cord between each beat.  

  • Hard pulse

    A pulse marked by elevated tension and stiffness.  

  • Hysterical paralysis

    Muscle weakness or paralysis, with intact reflex activity, where no detectable organic nerve lesion can be identified.  

  • Hydrochloric acid milk

    Milk made acidic through the introduction of diluted hydrochloric acid.

  • Horse mange

    This condition can be found in stable workers and individuals who have contact with horses. It was widespread among mounted units during the First World War.  

  • Homologous serum jaundice

    Jaundice linked to liver inflammation. It’s believed to spread by using a syringe and needle on a patient after it was previously used on another patient carrying the causative agent of this jaundice type. This agent can withstand boiling, the standard method for syringe sterilization, but is eliminated by high-pressure steam sterilization.  

  • Hypnolepsy

    An unusual urge to sleep, also known as narcolepsy.  

  • Hyperacousis

    An unusually sharp sense of hearing.