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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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Lingual Tonsils

By on May 25th, 2015 in Anatomy and Body

Definition and Function Lingual tonsils are a group of lymphoid nodules (30-100 follicles) located at the posterior third of the tongue. Their appearance is described as exophytic mucosal small masses with crypts and folds. This creates the reticular pattern at the base of the tongue. Its precise location is between the circumvallate papillae and the […]

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Shoulder Blade Pain

By on May 5th, 2015 in Pain Management

Shoulder blades or scapulae are the triangular shaped bones located on your upper back below and behind the shoulders. Right and left shoulder blades serve as the anchor for muscles that contribute to movements of the upper trunk, shoulders, and arms. Its function in everyday movements makes it difficult to ignore the pain felt in, […]

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Patella Alta

By on August 5th, 2014 in Anatomy and Body

Patella Alta : Definition Patella alta or high-riding patella is an anatomical variation and bone malalignment of the patella (kneecap) in relation to the surrounding bones. The patella is structurally placed higher in the femoral trochlea than it should be. Patella baja or infera is the opposite of patella alta. It is a low-riding patella […]

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Endosteum

By on August 3rd, 2014 in Anatomy and Body

Endosteum : Definition and Functions The endosteum is a structure in the middle of bone tissue and bone marrow. It is a thin covering that surrounds the medullary cavity. It coats the inner compact bone and the trabeculae of the spongy bone. It covers the loose structures found inside the bone. It is made up […]

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Xiphoid Process

By on July 5th, 2014 in Anatomy and Body, Pain Management

Xiphoid Process and Pain Definition Other names for the xiphoid process are processus xiphoideus, ensiform or xiphoid appendix. It rests at the 10th thoracic vertebra. It is the tiniest and lowest part of the sternum. Unlike the other two parts of the sternum namely manubrium and body, there are costal cartilages and ribs that are […]

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