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Anasarca

By on December 31st, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Anasarca? Definition : Anasarca is a medical condition in which the whole body swells up. This is due to accumulation of fluid in the extracellular space (1). In general, doctors call it in different names such as generalized edema, massive edema or dropsy (2). The rapid gain of weight due to bloating of […]

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Petechiae

By on December 25th, 2017 in Skin

What is Petechiae? Definition : When small blood vessels (capillaries) break under the skin, they cause reddish, brownish or purplish spots over the skin, which resemble rashes (3). When the size of the spots is less than 3 mm, they are called as Petechiae (4). It does not blanch when pressure is applied on it. […]

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Maculopapular Rashes Causes (With Pictures)

By on December 3rd, 2017 in Uncategorized

Skin eruptions are very common symptom in various conditions. Every one of us has seen it almost daily in our lives. Doctors classify the rashes based on their types, texture, distribution, size, colour etc. Based on its appearance (morphology) there is a huge list of rashes. Let us first see about the two basic lesions, […]

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Abdominal Pain

By on December 2nd, 2017 in Anatomy and Body, Pain Management

Abdominal Pain Anatomy – Introduction & Divisions The abdomen, justly called as a ‘Magic Box’, has a lot of organs stuffed inside in particular positions and well-designed manner. It is in fact very difficult to identify the cause of an abdominal pain because of the multiple organs within. As you can see in the below […]

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Ecchymosis

By on November 30th, 2017 in Skin

What is Ecchymosis? Definition The blood vessels (capillaries) under the skin are very minute. When they rupture, blood can escape from the vessels to the surrounding tissues. Rupture of the blood vessels can normally happen with or without trauma. Under normal conditions the broken vessels are immediately sealed by platelets which come together and forming […]

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Is Bronchitis Contagious ?

By on November 29th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Bronchitis, an inflammatory condition of the bronchus, has many interesting facts to be known about. Various causes of inflammation and irritation in the bronchus can lead to the condition. In the US alone, more than 10 million people had chronic bronchitis in 2011[1, 2]. It was also noted that women had chronic bronchitis at double […]

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Swollen Uvula

By on November 28th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Uvula? What does it mean when your uvula is swollen ? Uvula is a fleshy hanging structure, which is seen at the back of mouth and is a part of the soft palate [1]. When you feel the roof of the mouth with your tongue, the hard palate can be identified. The hard […]

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What side is your appendix on ? Appendix Pain Location and Causes

By on November 27th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions, Pain Management

What is Vermiform Appendix? Is Appendix an organ? It is a worm like structure, with one end blind while the other end is attached to caecum. Caecum is a part of large intestine and is more like a pouch at the junction of small and large intestines [2]. Appendix is not known to have any […]

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Non-rebreather mask Vs Partial rebreather mask Vs Simple mask

By on November 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized

Every one of us has seen an oxygen mask, either in real life scenarios or in movies. Some of us would have used it when being given oxygen in an emergency room or during surgery. We know it is used to deliver oxygen to maintain our breathing. Oxygen needs to be given according to the […]

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Kidney Pain

By on November 25th, 2017 in Pain Management

The term ‘Kidney Pain’ or ‘Renal pain’ is used randomly whenever a flank pain is felt. This necessarily need not be a pain from the kidney. A variety of causes can always be confused with kidney pain. Consequently, to differentiate the cause of the pain, it is pertinent to understand where kidney exactly is placed […]

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