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Receptive language disorder

Difficulties in the ability to attend to, process, comprehend, and/or retain spoken language.

Receptive or Expressive Language Therapy

Therapy—such as Speech Therapy---designed to help understand language (receptive), or produce language (expressive).

Recurrent pneumonia

A condition that is associated with immune problems, aspiration of fluids into the lung from the esophagus or underlying lung disease that result in repeated inflammation of the lung causing pneumonia.

Recurrent Urinary Tract infections

An infection that can happen anywhere along the urinary tract.

Resection surgery

Surgical removal of part of an organ or a structure, or removal of the articular ends of one or both bones forming a joint.

Resting or intention tremor

A tremor which occurs when a limb is resting in a relaxed state, fully supported.

Routine Electroencephalogram (20 minute EEG)

A recording of electrical brain waves.


also called the German measles. It causes slight fever, a rash and swelling of the glands in the neck. Rubella can also cause brain swelling or a problem with bleeding.