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   Fairly common on the eyelids, xanthomas -yellow, soft and slightly raised non-contagious bumps made of cholesterol deposits- are a sign of elevated cholesterol levels.


A substance similar to fat that is found in the blood, muscles, liver, brain, and other body tissues.

An objective manifestation of a pathological condition. Signs are observed by the examiner rather than reported by the affected individual.


Fatty deposits that appear as yellowish patches, or plaques, under the skin, often appearing in or near the eyelids.



Electromagnetic energy used to produce images of bones and internal organs onto film.

Xeroderma Pigmentosum
An inherited disorder that causes extreme sensitivity to sunlight and early onset of skin cancers, including basal and squamous cell and melanoma. Patients are also at risk for cancers of the brain, lung, stomach, tongue, and melanoma of the eye, and leukemia.

XYY Syndrome
Genetic condition in males with extra Y chromosome (1 in 1000 male births). XYY syndrome' s symptoms are: extreme tall stature, may include sterility, developmental delay and learning problems.

This is a prescription drug used to treat anxiety. It is a central nervous system depressant, and can therefore have a negative impact on coordination and mental alertness. Side effects typically include drowsiness and/or mood changes.

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