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Q. What is the Definition of Anemia?

My doctor told me I have anemia, based on my latest blood tests. What is anemia?
A1In laymans terms it is low iron. Most women get it sometime in their lives due to menstration and other factors. You need to increase your iron intake. Lots of beets, beans, spinich, and lots of other foods can help.
A2In lamans terms it is low iron. Most women get it sometime in their lives due to menstration and other factors. You need to increase your iron intake. Lots of beets, beans, spinich, and lots of other foods can help.
A3Anemia is a condition where there is a lower than normal number of red blood cells in the blood, usually measured by a decrease in the amount of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying part of red blood cells. It gives these blood cells their red color. There are many types and potential causes of anemia. Hope this helps.

http://www.medhelp.org/Medical-Dictionary/Terms/1/000560.htm

Q. what is the definition of Autism?

how would i know if one is autistic and the other one is not , or has only minor disorder ?
AAutism is a brain development disorder that is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior, all starting before a child is three years old. This set of signs distinguishes autism from milder autism spectrum disorders (ASD) such as pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. Diagnosis should be made if suspected, by a specialits in child psychiatry or child developement.

Q. What is the definition of Autism?

AAutism is defined by symptoms from each of the following three categories: qualitative impairment in social interaction, impairment in communication, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior or interests.

By definition, the onset of autistic disorder is before the age of 3 years, although in some cases, it is not recognized until a child is much older.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autism.html

Q. What is the definition of Alcoholism?

A1Here is a list of definitions I came across:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=define%3A+alcoholism&btnG=Search
A2various definitions exist; acute intoxication,central nervous system symtoms,dilated pupils,confusion agitation,sometimes coma cirrosis of the liver,gastritis ulcers pancreatitis an physical dependence--if you are addicted withdrawals can be a life threatening condition occurring 48hrs after your last drink--tremers,hypothermia an coma
A3Alcoholism:
"Physical dependence on alcohol to the extent that stopping alcohol use will bring on withdrawal symptoms. In popular and therapeutic parlance, the term may also be used to refer to ingrained drinking habits that cause health or social problems."

Q. What is the definition of Alcoholism?

A1VARIOUS definitions exist,depending upon whether alcoholism is viewed in a cultural,medical,or pharmacologic context.manifestation of alcoholism in a emergency setting are;acute intoxication,usually obvious,but patient may present in coma with areflexia,hypoventilation,and pupil dilation--------early withdrawal;central nervous system and autonomic system symtoms.usually occuring 5 to 48hrs after stopping to drink..delirium tremens,precoma,confusion,agitation.mrfoot56
A2Alcoholism is poorly defined term, and in the professional literature two terms are used: alcohol dependence and abuse.

Alcohol abuse is defined as a maladaptive pattern of use associated with one or more of the following: Failure to fulfill work, school, or social obligations. Recurrent substance use in physically hazardous situations Recurrent legal problems related to substance use. Continued use despite alcohol-related social or interpersonal problems

Alcohol dependence is defined as a maladaptive pattern of use associated with three or more of the following: Tolerance (the need for larger amounts of alcohol in order to achieve the same influence), withdrawal (disturbing feelings and symptoms after abruptly avoiding alcohol), substance taken in larger quantity than intended, persistent desire to cut down or control use, time is spent obtaining, using, or recovering from the substance, social, occupational, or recreational tasks are sacrificed and use continues despite physic

Q. what is the accurate definition of depression?

A1here is a link to the "Webster medical dictionary" -

http://medical.merriam-webster.com/medical/depression

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A2The DSM-IV criteria and definition is complicate. There's:
A. At least 5 of the following, during the same 2-week period, representing a change from previous functioning; must include either (a) or (b):
(a)Depressed mood
(b)Diminished interest or pleasure
(c)Significant weight loss or gain
(d)Insomnia or hypersomnia
(e)Psychomotor agitation or retardation
(f)Fatigue or loss of energy
(g)Feelings of worthlessness
(h)Diminished ability to think or concentrate; indecisiveness
(i)Recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, or specific plan for suicide
There are some another criteria, but the most representativi is above (a-i)
Best regards.
A3Depression is a mental disorder characterized by a pervasive low mood and loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities.

Q. What is the definition of Autism? what are the common symptoms ? is there a level of severity to Autism?

AAutism is a brain development disorder that is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior, starting before a child is three years old.

Autism is part of a spectrum of disorders called “Pervasive developmental disorders” that include common features of communication and social skill problems as well as varying degrees of mental retardation.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autism.html
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