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Mandibular Fossa

By on June 25th, 2014 in Anatomy and Body

Mandibular Fossa Definition Mandibular fossa is a concavity in the squamous portion of the skull’s temporal bone. This is the area where the head of the mandible articulates with the articular disk. It allows the mouth to be closed and opened, meaning it exists to perform mastication. Its articular exterior is sheathed by fibrocartilage [1]. […]

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Orbicularis Oculi Muscle

By on June 25th, 2014 in Anatomy and Body

Orbicularis oculi Definition Orbicularis oculi (pronunciation: or-bi-kyu-LAR-is OK-yu-lai) refers to the muscle around the eyes. Its origin is the medial side of the orbit and the insertion is the path that circles the orbit. The nerve responsible for it is the facial nerve or cranial nerve VII [1]. Orbicularis oculi is not attached to any […]

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Central Sulcus

By on June 21st, 2014 in Anatomy and Body

Definition: What is the Central Sulcus of Rolando? A sulcus is a defined as a deep groove that separates the gyri or convolutions on the surface of the brain. Named after Luigi Rolando, the central sulcus (of Rolando) or Rolandic fissure is a part of the brain that extends from the cerebral longitudinal fissure up […]

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Pregnancy Symptoms Week by Week

By on May 4th, 2013 in Women's Health and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a normal physiologic process for the development of human beings and it is necessary process to produce offspring. Pregnancy starts with conception where egg (ovum) is fertilized with a mature sperm. After fertilization, implantation occurs in the uterus of female to continue further development of embryo. Here we will discuss week by week […]

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Location and Pictures of Different Organs In The Abdomen

By on March 30th, 2013 in Anatomy and Body

This Article is the detailed account of all the major organs that are categorized under the nine regions in the abdominal cavity 1) Stomach 2) Intestines a)  Small Intestine Duodenum Jejunum Ileum b) Large Intestine Ceacum Colon (Ascending, Transverse and Descending) Rectum Anal Canal 3) Liver 4) Gall bladder 5) Pancreas 6) Spleen 7) Kidneys […]

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Right, Left and Central Abdominal Pain

By on March 30th, 2013 in Pain Management

What’s Abdominal Pain? Abdominal pain is a frequent reason for consultation especially in young adults and elderly subjects. It is a symptom rather than a disease. The causes of pain may range from mild, non-significant, exaggerated peristalsis to emergent appendicitis or perforation. At times, abdominal pain may be the only symptom of heart attack. Therefore, […]

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By on March 18th, 2013 in Skin

Petechiae Definition Petechia is actually a spot on your skin that may be red to purple in color. Petechiae is the plural form when there are groups of spots appearing on the skin. These are results of minor hemorrhage. They may appear like a rash and usually emerge in clusters. These spots appear on the skin particularly […]

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Coughing Up Phlegm

By on March 6th, 2013 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Phlegm? As the name implies, this is a condition in which cough is associated with sputum production. The term phlegm signifies an inflammation that results into an excessive mucous production. This excessive mucous cough outs as a sputum. Sputum colour, consistency and nature may vary depending on the nature of the problem. It […]

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Pain Under Right Rib Cage

By on February 20th, 2013 in Pain Management

Pain under rib cage is one of the manifestations of a large number of associated diseases. Rib cage is mainly composed of 12 ribs on either side of the chest and encloses different chest structures such as hearts, lungs and trachea. It is also composed of twelve thoracic vertebrae and sternum which is a T-shaped […]

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By on January 6th, 2013 in Addictions and Poisoning

What is Marijuana ? When we hear the word “marijuana,” the things that come out of our mind are weeds, drugs, addiction, abuse, heavenly feeling. Users claim that they feel every good thing in this world when they are under the influence of this plant. But people in general see all the negative sort of things […]

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