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Quiz Updated Feb 14, 2012

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Description Disease % Correct
A common form of dementia, usually beginning in late middle age, characterized by progressive loss of mental ability.Alzheimer's Disease
94.3%
Congenital disorder caused by the presence of an extra 21st chromosome causing mild mental retardation and a flattened facial profile.Down Syndrome
80.5%
Degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain due to reduced production of dopamine, resulting in tremors and postural instability.Parkinson's Disease
54.1%
Disease caused by degeneration of motor neurons leading muscles to weaken and atrophy. Often known by this term in North America, named after a famous athlete.Lou Gehrig's Disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
51.9%
Infection with a rod-shaped, Gram-negative enterobacteria often due to food poisoning from unclean food or contaminated chicken eggs.Salmonellosis
46.9%
Drooping in one side of the face due to malfunction of the facial nerve and inability to control the affected muscles.Bell's Palsy
46.4%
Nervous disorder with symptoms including progressive dementia and involuntary movements, usually appearing in the fourth decade of life.Huntington's Disease
37%
A type of incurable and fatal transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in humans similar to 'mad cow disease'.Jakob-Creutzfeldt Disease
26.1%
Autoimmune disease which affects the thyroid, causing it to enlarge and become overactive, with bulging eyes seen in some patients.Graves' Disease
24.5%
Genetic disorder with increased prevalence among Ashkenazi Jews where harmful quantities of fatty gangliosides accumulate in the brain.Tay-Sachs Disease
24.2%
Condition caused by excess corticosteroid hormones in the body, characterized by obesity of the trunk and face.Cushing's Syndrome
23.6%
Chronic disease in which copper accumulates in tissues such as the brain, liver, and cornea, resulting in a brownish ring around the iris.Wilson's Disease
17.9%
Description Disease % Correct
Disorder of the inner ear affecting hearing and balance, linked to surplus of lymph fluid in the lymphatic systems of one or both ears.Ménière's Disease
13.1%
Disorder that affects collagen structure and function, forming abnormally weak connective tissues and hyperextensible skin.Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
10.3%
Lack of thiamine (Vitamin B1) in the brain causing anterograde amnesia and tendency for confabulation, often seen in chronic alcoholism.Korsakoff's Syndrome
10.3%
Common hereditary coagulation abnormality due to lack of an important protein factor needed for proper platelet adhesion.Von Willebrand Disease
9.7%
Disorder where increased levels of the hormone gastrin are produced, causing the stomach to produce excess hydrochloric acid, often due to a pancreatic or duodenal tumor.Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
7.2%
Childhood developmental disorder almost exclusively affecting girls, who develop stereotypic hand-wringing movements and loss of speech.Rett Syndrome
6.9%
Inherited disorder affecting blood which leads to bone marrow failure and increased sensitivity to DNA cross-linking agents.Fanconi Anemia
6.7%
Spasms in the sphincter at the opening of the common bile duct into the duodenum, causing pain and jaundice.Oddi's Syndrome
6%
Inflammation of the mucous sheaths of the tendons on the back of the wrist, causing soreness and difficulty gripping.De Quervain Syndrome
5.2%
Genetic disorder with autosomal dominant inheritance leading to congenital heart defect. Patients share similar physical traits as those with Turner's syndrome.Noonan Syndrome
4.6%
Genetic disorder that is a leading cause of deafblindness, associated with a defective inner ear and degeneration of retinal cells.Usher Syndrome
2.2%
Peripheral nerve disease which causes hyperactivity of the muscles, cramping, and rippling muscle movements.Isaacs' Syndrome
1.1%

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