Diseases and Conditions


By on February 6th, 2018 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Hypervolemia/ Fluid overload? When the blood vessels in our body carry abnormally high volume of blood, the condition is called hypervolemia (1). In fact, the fluid portion of the blood is higher in this state. Further in this article, we would be looking at what maintains the fluid balance, how hypervolemia occurs, their […]

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By on February 2nd, 2018 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Odynophagia ? Origin of the word ‘Odynophagia’ is from Greek (1). Odyno- Pain (1) Phagia- (phagein)- to eat. (1) So the word meaning can be considered as ‘Pain to eat’ or pain while eating. Definition of Odynophagia Painful swallowing is called as odynophagia (2). The pain may be related to particular food item […]

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Sepsis and Septicemia

By on January 16th, 2018 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Sepsis and Septicemia? Definitions: Septicemia in simple terms can be said as infection in blood. This is the reason why it has been used with interchangeable terms such as ‘Blood Poisoning’, ‘Bacteremia’ and ‘Sepsis’. The infection in blood can be due to the organism itself being in the blood or may be due […]

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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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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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By on November 21st, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Diaphoresis? Definition Diaphoresis is used as a synonym of sweating in many situations. Medically, it indicates profuse sweating when there is an underlying cause such as a diseased condition or medication. [2, 3, 4, 5] Image 1:  Diaphoresis Pronunciation dah-yah-fuh-ree-sis[1] Meaning The word ‘diaphoresis’ originated from Greek and later updated with Latin. Diaphorein– […]

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By on November 17th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Definition From the above description of the word, it can be clear that Anisocytosis refers to unequal size of cells. In medicine, the word is used to describe a condition in which the red blood cells (RBC) are of unequal sizes. Pronunciation An-eye-so-cy-toe-sis [1] Meaning Origin- greek [2] An- not, no, negative [2] Iso- same […]

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Is Pneumonia Contagious?

By on November 11th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Pneumonia has always been a very common infection among the people across the various continents. With many types of itself and each of them caused by a multitude of organisms, the varying degrees of infections and other problems it can create, and further the complications that occur, it is hugely important to understand the disease […]

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