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By on April 9th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Hypervolemia Facts Hypervolemia, also known as fluid overload, is an excessive increase in the volume of fluid volume. It is an abnormal increase in blood plasma volume, which causes an elevated blood volume. [4, 2] The condition involves expansion of the volume of extracellular fluid and covers the interstitial and intravascular space. The cause can […]

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Facet Arthropathy

By on March 24th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Facet Arthropathy ? Facet arthropathy has been considered a leading cause of lower back pain for over 50 years. It rarely involves the spinal nerves but can cause great distress and discomfort. The facet joints are those that help with the flexibility in the back. Their scientific name is zygapophyseal joints.  The word […]

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Rectus Abdominis Muscle and Exercises

By on March 18th, 2017 in Anatomy and Body

Rectus abdominis is popularly known as the abs muscle. It is a pair of long and flat muscle extending vertically along the entire length of the abdomen just near the umbilicus. The muscles have string of four fleshy muscular bodies that are joined by narrow bands of tendon. It gives the muscles a lumpy appearance […]

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Ischial Tuberosity

By on March 15th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Ischial tuberosity has two parts. The ischial comes from the word ischium which is a pelvic bone. On the other hand, tuberosity is a Latin word, which means lump. A person with ischial tuberosity has a bony protrusion, which carries the weight of the body when sitting. Hence, it is tagged as the sitting bone. […]

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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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