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Scratchy Throat

By on October 5th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

A scratchy throat is an indicator that there is something wrong in your body. Most of the time, it is a sign that you will have a cold. It could be caused by allergy, a strained vocal cord, or an infection of the throat. A scratchy throat should not be taken for granted. Immediate treatment […]

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Montgomery Gland

By on October 3rd, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

The Montgomery gland is a large sebaceous gland in the breast. It represents the transition between the sweat gland and the mammary gland. It was named after an Irish obstetrician, William F. Montgomery. It is situated in the areola and it secretes oily fluid, which lubricates and protects the nipple. The part of the gland […]

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Tibiofemoral Joint

By on October 1st, 2017 in Anatomy and Body

The knee joint allows you to extend and flex the legs. It is a bicondylar type synovial joint. It is surrounded by joint capsule with ligaments strapping inside and outside of the joint. The ligaments that run along the sides of the knee are called collateral ligaments. They limit the sideways movement of the knee. […]

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Saddle Joint

By on September 30th, 2017 in Anatomy and Body

There are different types of joints in the human body. The synovial joints are the most common. Because of synovial joints, people were able to move freely. Synovial joints enable you to walk, run, type, and write. They are a complex joints characterized by articular cartilage that covers the ends of the bone. They have […]

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Vasoconstriction

By on September 29th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

What is vasoconstriction? It is the narrowing of the blood vessels as the muscular walls of the vessels contract. Vasoconstriction and vasodilation are two different things, although a lot of people used them interchangeably. Vasodilation is the widening of the blood vessels. It is the opposite of vasoconstriction. It is useful in many circumstances. Vasoconstriction […]

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Neuritis

By on June 28th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Neuritis Definition Neuritis is a medical term for inflammation of the nerve. It can affect one nerve (mononeuritis) or more nerves (plexitis). A mononeuritis multiplex is when several single nerves are affected. On the other hand, a polyneuritis is when separate nerves are affected. (2) Neuritis Symptoms Tingling sensation Pain (burning, pricking, or stabbing sensation) […]

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Blood in the Stool

By on June 27th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Noticing an occult blood in stool can be very frightening. It can signal a serious problem and so it is important to have it checked right away. There are a lot of reasons for blood in stool. The amount of blood varies from one person to another. Some people experience a bit of blood while […]

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TNF Alpha Inhibitors

By on June 6th, 2017 in Uncategorized

TNF Alpha Inhibitors or Tumor Necrosis Factor inhibitors are a classification of drugs used to treat inflammatory conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, psoriasis, and ankylosing spondylitis. What these drugs do is they stop the progression of the disease and reduce the inflammatory response by targeting the tumor necrosis factor. […]

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Dactylitis

By on June 4th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Dactylitis pertains to inflammation of the joints in the fingers and toes. What is sausage finger syndrome? It is sometimes called a sausage toe or finger because the digits look like sausages because of inflammation. In severe cases, it can make your fingers rigid that you can’t even make a fist. If you are suffering […]

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How to increase platelet count

By on May 27th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Platelets circulates within the body and when they recognize damaged blood vessels, they bind together to clot the blood and prevent further bleeding. Platelet is the smallest blood cell and is only visible under the microscope. It is called platelet because it looks like small plates. During injury or damage, the blood vessels will send […]

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