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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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Infantigo/ Impetigo

By on November 22nd, 2017 in Skin

What is Infantigo? It is a highly contagious bacterial infection, seen usually in children of age 2 years to 5 years. It may affect elder children and adults too. It is a very common skin infection among children. [2] Is it Infantigo or Impetigo? Infantigo is same as Impetigo. It is pronounced as ‘im-pet-eye-go’[3] For […]

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Diaphoresis

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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Anisocytosis

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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Liver Pain

By on November 13th, 2017 in Anatomy and Body, Pain Management

Liver, by its name, is known to almost everyone. But, do you know what it actually is? What it does? Or even, where exactly is it positioned inside our bodies? Indeed, it’s a very vital organ for the normal functioning of human body. The liver, a reddish brown organ, and its supporting organs when diseased […]

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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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Spleen Pain

By on November 10th, 2017 in Pain Management

Spleen pain/ splenic pain is mainly referred to, as and when a left upper quadrant pain in the abdomen is felt. This is because the spleen is located in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen. What is Spleen? It is a lymphoid organ which is almost the size of a fist and helps in […]

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Bacteremia

By on November 7th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Bacteremia? Bacteremia is the term which denotes the presence of bacteria in the blood. Whenever any kind of bacteria is detected in the blood, it is considered as the bacterial infection of the blood and is called as Bacteremia. Based on the source of bacteria, Bacteremia is classified as Primary and Secondary bacteremia. […]

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Hypovolemia

By on November 4th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Hypovolemia : Definition Hypovolemia is a commonly present but less heard, condition which may turn life-threatening. This is a situation that can be corrected effectively, if timely care is given. It is easier understood if we can break the term ‘Hypovolemia’ into different parts. Any words that contain ‘emia’ refer to something about […]

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Tattoo Infections

By on August 10th, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

Tattoos are not as much of a taboo topic in many countries as they use to be. In the United States alone estimated percentages of people with tattoos increased from 14% to 21% in only four years. (2) With it being more common and at times more accessible there has been an increased in the […]

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