Colon cancer
Colon cancer (aka colorectal cancer, rectal cancer, bowel cancer) is cancer in the large intestine (e.g. colon, appendix, rectum). [faq]What is colon cancer, and how does it differ from colorectal, rectal, and...
X-ray
X-ray is produced by an x-ray generator, and projected towards a body. The amount of x-ray absorbed is dependent on the particular density/composition of the tissue. The x-rays that pass through...
Lung abscess
Lung abscess is a type of liquefactive necrosis of the lung tissue and formation of cavities (>2cm), containing necrotic debris or fluid caused by microbial infection.
Gallstone
Gallstone (aka cholelith) is a calculus (stone) formed within the gallbladder (i.e. organ where bile produced by the liver, is stored and concentrated before it is released into the small...
Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is the feeding of an infant with milk produced by the female breast via lactation. Babies have a primitive sucking reflex that when anything touches the roof of their...
Medical career
Medical education is as follows: University degree in medicine, including MBBS (6 years) and MD (4 years). There is a pre-clinical portion, followed by a clinical portion (final 2 years) during medical...
ECG
ECG (electrocardiography) is a record of electrical activity of the heart over time, detected by electrodes attached to the skin surface (non-invasive) at various set locations. Method The standard 12-lead ECG involves...
Gastritis
Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining. Sx Upper abdominal pain, most commonly Nausea and vomiting Bloating Loss of appetite Heart burn Sometimes asymptomatic Cause Infection w/ H pylori NSAID's Less commonly: Alcohol Smoking Cocaine Severe illness Autoimmune problems Radiotherapy Crohn disease Ix Endoscopy Upper GI series (type of x-ray) Blood tests Stool...
Lymphadenopathy
Lymphadenopathy (from "lymph" prima facie, "adeno" meaning "gland", and "pathy" meaning "disease") is where lymph nodes are swollen, enlarged, warm and tender, caused by an inflammation. Lymphadenitis is where inflammation is the...
Aging
Aging is the accumulation of changes in a Pt over time. Young age Pediatrics relates to child health. Asthma Autism (and its spectrum) Bronchiolitis Chickenpox Croup Dental caries Type 1 diabetes Down's syndrome Congenital heart disease Influenza Measles Rubella Whooping cough Old age Geriatrics relates to health...
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