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Lymph Nodes

By on August 10th, 2016 in Anatomy and Body

Most people wish to learn more about their lymph nodes when they notice a change in size. At times your doctor may even say he notes your lymph nodes swollen. This usually is significant in infections. The lymph system has often been put in second place to the circulatory system. But if you are reading […]

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Forearm Pain

By on August 5th, 2016 in Pain Management

This topic has been very controversial over the last few years. The reason for this is due to the workplace and personal injury claims. Also, there has been a huge increase in computer use at home and in the workplace, which some had thought was part of the issue. Another major concern is continuous repetitive […]

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Anterolisthesis

By on July 22nd, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

Anterolisthesis vs Spondylolisthesis Spondylolisthesis is the general term for slippage of one vertebra on an adjacent vertebra. The slippage can either be anterolisthesis or retrolisthesis. Anterolisthesis Definition Anterolisthesis is derived from two words: ante meaning front and listhesis which means slippage. The condition anterolisthesis is a form of spondylolisthesis where there is anterior displacement or […]

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Cocaine Drug Tests and Facts

By on July 10th, 2016 in Addictions and Poisoning

Cocaine Facts Cocaine is a highly addictive drug, popularly known as coke, candy, crack, snow or flake. Once it is introduced into the human body, the drug makes the brain release high levels of bio-chemicals. This results in an extreme feeling of joy and excitement [3, 9, 10]. How is Cocaine taken? Cocaine can be […]

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Encephalomalacia

By on May 8th, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

Definition Encephalomalacia (pronunciation: \in-ˌsef-ə-lō-mə-ˈlā-sh(ē-)ə\; ICD-9: 348.89) refers to cerebral softening or loss of brain tissue or parenchyma. It is most commonly seen in the anterior frontal and temporal lobes. This is one of the most severe complications of brain injury (1,3) In neonates and infants, there is what we call multicystic encephalomalacia. As the term […]

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Trichiasis or Ingrown Eyelash

By on May 1st, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

Definition of Trichiasis Trichiasis (pronunciation: \tri-ˈkī-ə-səs\; ICD-9: 374.05), a very common abnormality of the eyelid, refers to an ingrown eyelash. The eyelashes come from their usual normal origin but in this case, the hair is directed inward toward the eye. This causes continuous eye irritation, pain, redness, among other symptoms [1–3]. Imagine something that is […]

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Anasarca

By on January 4th, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

Definition Anasarca (pronunciation: an′ă-sar′kă; ICD-9: 782.3), also known as hydrosarca or dropsy, is the medical jargon for generalized edema. The presence of marked swelling of the entire body signifies a severe underlying condition. In contrast with the word “swelling,” the whole body is grossly edematous and not just a certain part. The edema is due […]

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Steatorrhea

By on December 12th, 2015 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Steatorrhea ? Definition : Steatorrhea is not a disorder but a symptom that fecal matter is frothy with a foul smell because of high-fat content. Typically, medics use this term to refer to loose fat in stool and are often pronounced as “stē′ətərē′ə,” from two Greek words “stear” and “rhoia” for fat and […]

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Kidney Pain

By on December 5th, 2015 in Pain Management

Known mostly for their waste removing functions in our bodies, kidneys are bean shaped organs. They look like two sprouting beans attached opposite each other and separated by venacava, the aorta, and other gastrointestinal organs. Kidney Location (Anatomy) Anatomically, they are positioned on your back; or more precisely, Just under both the lower ribs (4 […]

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Mastoid Process

By on May 30th, 2015 in Anatomy and Body

What is the Mastoid Process and Function The mastoid part of the temporal bone houses the mastoid process. Mastoid process is the bony prominence easily felt behind the earlobe. It is one of the key features of the lateral cranium. It is located behind and below the external auditory meatus. It primarily functions as attachment […]

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