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Tarragon

By on November 15th, 2017 in Nutrition and Diet

What is Tarragon ? Tarragon is an aromatic perennial herb commonly cultivated to use as seasoning and vinegar. It is a member of the composite family, which is closely related to Wormwood. Unlike the other members of its genus, tarragon reaches up to 2 feet and grows long, narrow and undivided leaves. Usually in August, […]

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Jackfruit

By on November 13th, 2017 in Nutrition and Diet

What is a Jackfruit ? Jackfruit is a thorny and enormous fruit which is usually grown in tropical areas where Monsoon rains are frequent. The appearance of this fruit is somehow like the durian and tastes musky and sweet [1]. The fruit varies in size and weight. Usually, the weight ranges from 2 to 30 […]

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Hemosiderin

By on October 18th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

What is hemosiderin? It is a pigment, which is a result of hemoglobin’s by-product. It spreads into the tissue after an injury causing bruising and bleeding of the tissues. The process wherein iron from the blood stains the skin is called hemosiderin staining or hemosiderin stain. It is commonly seen in patients who have undergone […]

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Oxidase Test

By on October 16th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

What is oxidase test? How does the oxidase test work? The oxidase test helps in identifying bacteria producing cytochrome c oxidase. It is a particular type of enzyme of the bacterial electron transport chain. Oxidase positive bacteria are classified as aerobic (uses oxygen as electron acceptor in respiration). On the other hand, oxidase negative bacteria […]

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Crystals in Urine

By on October 14th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Urine is one of the body’s ways of excreting waste products. It contains many chemicals and some of them are in the form of solid particles, particularly crystals. Some crystals are normally present in the urine while others could indicate an abnormality. Presence of crystals in the urine is called crystalluria. (1, 2) Crystals in […]

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PPAR

By on October 12th, 2017 in Medical Physiology

What is a PPAR? It stands for peroxisome proliferator activated receptors, which are activated by ligand transcription factors of nuclear hormone receptor superfamily. PPAR play a vital role in metabolic functioning of the body as well as in energy homeostasis. PPAR belongs to the family of phylogenetically related protein known as nuclear hormone factor. Their […]

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How to get rid of a boil

By on October 10th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

A boil is a type of skin infection that originates in the hair follicle and oil gland. Infection develops and the skin turns red. After some time, a tender lump starts to appear. After a few days, a pus collects under the skin, which changes the color of the lump from red to white. A […]

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Akinesia

By on October 5th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Akinesia Definition Akinesia is a medical disorder characterized by impaired muscle movements. It comes from the Greek word “kinesis” which means body movement and the prefix “a”, which means absence. Akinesia can affect a particular part of the body or all parts of the body. In neurology, Akinesia is categorize as a motor disorder. (1, […]

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RDW Low

By on October 3rd, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

What is RDW in a blood test? RDW stands for Red Cell Distribution Width. It is included in the complete blood count test as it measures the variation in size and volume of red blood cells. The regular size of RBC is six to eight cubic millimetre in diameter. Some disorders cause changes in the […]

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Itchy Tongue

By on October 3rd, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Why is my tongue numb and itchy? There could be underlying reasons why the tongue sometimes feel itchy and numb. If you visit your doctor for a regular check-up, you sometimes notice that the doctor will thoroughly check the tongue. The general health of the tongue has something to do with your overall health. The […]

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