Diseases and Conditions

Anisocytosis

By on March 1st, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

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Definition Anisocytosis is a condition in which the red blood cells are unequal in size. It is common in people suffering from anemia, thalassemia, and other types of blood cell disorders. It comes from the word “aniso” which means dissimilar or unequal and “cytosis” meaning movement of or features of cells. Anisocytosis represents a serious […]

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Inflamed Colon

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Inflammation of the colon is medically known as colitis or inflammatory bowel disease. Health experts associate the condition to weak immune system, hereditary, and environmental factors. There is no definite cure for inflamed colon. The focus of care is palliative or easing the symptoms of the disease. Image 1: A view of the colon comparing […]

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Greenstick Fracture

By on February 12th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

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Most of us are aware of the medical term, ‘fracture’. It means breakage of bones. Fractures are caused when the tensile strength of the bone is overcome by the deforming forces acting on the bones. There are different types of fracture based on the bone in which it occur and the mechanism by which it […]

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Ecchymosis

By on December 31st, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

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Definition of Ecchymosis Ecchymosis [pronunciation: (/ˌɛkᵻˈmoʊsᵻs/, ICD-10: R23.3] is defined as hemorrhagic blotching due to pooling of blood under the skin or mucous membrane caused by medical conditions, hematologic diseases, or trauma. Violaceous discoloration of the skin is observed which is usually negative for pain, induration, and firmness [1, 2]. After the trauma, red blood […]

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Hyperopia

By on July 24th, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

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Hyperopia Definition Hyperopia is derived from the words hyper- (beyond) and the Greek word ōps or eye. This means that a person with this condition would be reporting ability to see objects clearly at a distance compared to seeing them at close proximity. Other terms to describe hyperopia are farsightedness or long-sightedness [9], which are […]

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Ingrown pubic hair

By on June 4th, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

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An ingrown pubic hair is when a previously cut or shaven hair reenters the skin and causes inflammation and infection. This inflammation of the hair follicle is called folliculitis. The hair follicle could be infected with bacteria, virus, fungal or parasitic types of infections. But most commonly it is noninfectious. Symptoms of Ingrown pubic hair? […]

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Leukopenia

By on May 23rd, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

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What is Leukopenia? Synonyms: leukopenia, agranulocytosis, leukocytopenia. Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing defines leukopenia (pronounced: [loo″ko-pe´ne-ah]) as “any condition in which the number of leukocytes (white blood cells) in the circulating blood is lower than normal, the lower limit of which is generally regarded as 4000-5000 WBCs/mm3” [1]. Recent medical workups have […]

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White Bump on the Eyelid

By on May 1st, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

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A white bump on the eyelid is likely to be a stye or milia. These usually appear as tiny pimple-like elevations along the eyelid rim or lash line. Pain in the affected area can be present or absent. They are usually filled with pus or a clear fluid, making it appear whitish or yellowish. Other […]

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Type C Personality

By on July 9th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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Type C Personality Although this article will discuss type C personality, it helps to know about the other types as well. First, you need to know that psychologists break down personality theory into two general types known as Type theory and Trait theory.  Today, the Trait theorists seem to prevail, however we will look at […]

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Hypertrichosis

By on July 4th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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Hypertrichosis Definition Hypertrichosis is a condition wherein there is excessive hair growth and thickness that is not considered normal for a person’s age, sex, body area, and ethnicity. Hypertrichosis Vs. Hirsutism Hypertrichosis and hirsutism both exhibit excessive hair growth. However, in hypertrichosis, excessive hair growth is not confined on androgenic areas or bodily surfaces that […]

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