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Odynophagia

By on November 15th, 2017 in Pain Management

What is Odynophagia? Definition Odynophagia is a medical term for painful swallowing. It is often confused with the term dysphagia, which means difficulty swallowing. With odynophagia, the patient complains of pain when trying to swallow. The pain can be felt in the mouth, throat, and/or esophagus. If the patient complains of pain when swallowing, it […]

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Medial Knee Pain

By on November 13th, 2017 in Pain Management

The knee is a large and complex joint. It connects the femur to the tibia. It also has other surrounding structures like the tibia and kneecap. The knee plays a very important role in various bodily functions and movements such as walking, running, and jumping. The complexity of the structure of the knee makes it […]

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Growth Factor

By on November 11th, 2017 in Drugs and Treatment

What is a growth factor? Definition It is a naturally occurring substance that simulate the growth of cells. It also promotes healing, proliferation, and cellular differentiation. It acts as a signalling molecule between the cells. Growth factor is a subset of cytokines. It can be secreted by neighboring cells as well as distant glands and […]

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Bruised Toenail

By on November 9th, 2017 in Skin

A bruised toenail is usually not a cause of alarm. Normally, it does not possess a serious health concern, but it can limit your activities of daily living. If not handled properly, it could lead to a serious health problem. A bruised toenail is actually a result of damage to the underlying tissues or bones […]

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Porokeratosis

By on November 7th, 2017 in Skin

A porokeratosis is a skin lesion characterized by thinned centre and surrounded by cornoid lamella (ridge-like border) caused by increasing number of ketatinocytes (skin cell surface). One of the common types of porokeratosis is Porokeratosis of Mibelli. (1) Porokeratosis Pictures Photo 1: A clinical manifestation of porokeratosis of mibelli. Picture Source: img.medscapestatic.com   Photo 2: […]

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Collapsed Veins

By on November 5th, 2017 in Anatomy and Body

What is a collapsed vein? A collapsed vein is a blood vessel that lost tension in its wall. The veins swell and are not functional for a certain period of time. However, it is also possible to have a permanent collapsed vein. There are a lot of contributing factors to a collapsed vein. What causes […]

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Fluid in Lungs

By on November 3rd, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

The lungs contain alveoli, a number of small, elastic air sacs. As you breathe, the alveoli take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. It is the normal exchange of gasses in the body. However, there are instances when instead of air, fluid gets inside the alveoli. It causes insufficient oxygen in the bloodstream. As fluid […]

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Pilar Cyst

By on November 1st, 2017 in Skin

What is a pilar cyst? A pilar cyst or medically known as trichilemmal cyst is a type of cyst containing keratin. It comes from the outer hair root sheath. What is keratin? It is a type of protein that consist the nails and hair. A pilar cyst is usually found on the scalp and are […]

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Levoscoliosis

By on October 30th, 2017 in Anatomy and Body

What is Levoscoliosis? Levoscoliosis is a type of scoliosis. A scoliosis is the curvature of the spine. In the case of levoscoliosis, the curvature of the spine is on the left side of the body. It affects the lumbar portion of the spine that is why it is also called lumbar levoscoliosis. It some instances, […]

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Unibrow

By on October 28th, 2017 in Anatomy and Body

What is a Unibrow ? A unibrow or monobrow or known as synophrys in medicine is characterized by a single eyebrow. This happens when the two eyebrows meet in the middle just above the bridge of the nose. A person with a unibrow has one uninterrupted line of hair, especially that the hair above the […]

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