Chronic pancreatitis
Chronic pancreatitis is a long-standing inflammation of the pancreas, that alters the organ's normal structure and functions. It can present as episodes of acute inflammation in a previously injured pancreas,...
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a primary disease of the myocardium (muscle of the heart), in which a portion of the myocardium is hypertrophied (thickened) without any obvious cause, creating functional impairment...
Cranial nerve examination
Cranial nerves (CN's, aka cerebral nerves) are nerves emerging directly from the brain and brain stem (cf. spinal nerves which emerge from the spinal cord). Physiology CN's exchange information between brain and...
Postmenopausal bleeding
Postmenopausal bleeding is bleeding or spotting following menopause (i.e. confirmed 12 months after your last period). [faq]What is postmenopausal bleeding? It's bleeding after menopause. What's menopause? It's when vaginal bleeding stops for 1 year. That's...
Antenatal care
Antenatal care are regular check-ups that allwo doctors and midwives to Dx, Tx, and prevent potential health problems througout the course of pregnancy. The sessions also provide an opportunity to...
Nitrous oxide
Nitrous oxide (aka laughing gas) is a chemical compound with the formula N2O. It is an oxide of nitrogen. At room temperature, it is a colorless, non-flammable gs, with a...
Brain lesioning
Brain lesioning (aka ablative brain surgery, from Latin "ablation" meaning "carried away") is the surgical ablation of the brain, to Tx neurological or psychological disorders. Method Doesn't involve removing brain tissue, but...
Placenta previa
Placenta previa (aka low lying placenta) is a complication of prengancy, where the placenta is inserted partially/wholly in the lower uterine segment. [faq]In short, what is placenta previa? It's where the placenta has...
Tongue-tie
Tongue-tie (aka ankyloglossia) is a congenital anomaly, that may decrease mobility of the tongue tip, and is caused by an unusually short, thick lingual frenulum, a membrane connecting the underside...
Asbestosis
Asbestosis is chronic inflammation and fibrosis, affecting the parenchymal tissue of the lungs, caused by inhalation and retention of asbestos fibers. Pathophysiology Asbestosis specifically refers to interstitial/parenchymal fibrosis from asbestos, and NOT...
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