Cushing’s Syndrome – Clinical state caused by chronic glucocorticoid excess.
Stoma – Surgically-created opening in the body between the skin and a hollow viscus
Osteomalacia & Rickets – Normal bone tissue but with abnormal or impaired bone mineralisation resulting in soft bones
Coeliac Disease – Chronic inflammatory disease of the small bowel related to gluten ingestion
Pancreatitis – Inflammation of the pancreas by enzyme-mediated autodigestion
Diabetic Ketoacidosis – Life-threatening medical emergency due to the build-up of ketones in the body
Diabetic Hypoglycaemia – Lower than normal blood glucose levels (< 4 mmol/L), particularly in diabetic patients on insulin