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Fordyce Spots

By on March 4th, 2017 in Skin

What are Fordyce Spots? Fordyce spots are raised areas of skin located on or around the sexual organs or on the face around the lips. They are harmless and should not cause alarm. The color of these spots can range from pale red to yellow-white. They sometimes are flat and large and sometimes look more […]

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Difference between Arteries and Veins

By on December 31st, 2016 in Uncategorized

Overview of the Circulatory System The circulatory system consists of the heart and blood vessels; hence it is also called the cardiovascular system, where cardio pertains to the heart and vascular pertains to the blood vessels. Blood vessels are composed of arteries, veins, and capillaries. There are two types of circulation: the pulmonary circulation and […]

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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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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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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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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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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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