Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (from "lipo" meaning "fat") is a family of at least 8 genetically separate neurodegenerative disorders, that result from excessive accumulation of lipopigments (lipofuscin) in the body's tissues.
These lipopigments are...
Galactosemia is a genetic disorder, affecting ability to metabolize the sugar galactose properly.
[faq]Galactosemia, -emia usually relates to blood, like anemia. So does this relate to galactose in blood?
Not really. So...
Ezetimibe (Zetia, Ezetrol) are drugs that lower plasma cholesterol.
Acts by decreasing cholesterol absorption in the small intestine
Together w/ statins when statins alone don't control cholesterol (LDL) to a target level....
Lynch syndrome (aka hereditary nonpolyposis colorecal cancer) is an autosomal dominant genetic condition that has a high risk of colon cancer, as well as other cancers, including endometrial cancer (2nd...
Ultrasound is a Dx technique for visualizing soft tissue, including tendons, muscles, joints, vessels, and internal organs, for possible pathology/lesions.
U/S is the use of sound waves with a frequency too...
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, benign enlargement of the prostate, adenofibromyomatous hyperplasia, benign prostatic hypertrophy) is an increase in the size of the prostate.
[faq]What is benign prostatic hyperplasia?
It's where the prostate...
Chemotherapy (CTx) is Tx of cancer with cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents. The objective can be either curative or to relieve suffering. It can either be used as a single-agent, or in combination. Chemoradiotherapy...
Cigarette causes tar staining on the fingers.
Stroke (aka cerebrovascular accident, CVA) is the brain version of a heart attack, and is where there is disturbance in blood supply to an area of the brain.
[faq]What is a...
Oliguria (from Greek "oligo" meaning "small", aka hypouresis) is low output of urine.
[faq]Oliguria, what is it? I know it's related to urine, but what is "oligo"?
"Oligo" is like "oligopoly", where...