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Decubitus Ulcer - staging, symptoms and treatment

Decubitus Ulcer - staging, symptoms and treatment

Decubitus Ulcer - An erosion in the SKIN that results from the pressure of remaining in one position for an extended period of time, commonly called a bedsore or pressure sore. The extended pressure deprives the tissue of blood circulation, allowing cells to die and the tissue to break down. Tissues over areas where

Pruritus - itching - definition, causes and treatment

Pruritus - itching - definition, causes and treatment

Pruritus - the clinical term for itching, especially itching that engenders the uncontrollable urge to scratch. Pruritus is a symptom of innumerable health conditions and may be localized (confined to a specific area or to lesions) or generalized (widespread, involving much of the SKIN’s surface). The skin may

Cardiomyopathy - definition, types, symptoms and treatment

Cardiomyopathy - definition, types, symptoms and treatment

Cardiomyopathy is weakness and loss of pumping effectiveness of the HEART, usually with changes to the structure of the heart and in particular the left ventricle. Cardiomyopathy is as likely to affect people under age 40 as people over age 60 and is a leading cause of HEART FAILURE resulting in HEART TRANSPLANTATION.

Vein - what is and definition

Vein - what is and definition

What is Vein and Definition Vein - A blood vessel that carries BLOOD to the HEART. All veins except the PULMONARY VEINS carry deoxygenated blood; the pulmonary veins return oxygenated blood to the heart from the LUNGS. Because veins lack the muscular structure and contractile capability of arteries, they have valves

Infertility - male and female - what is, causes, symptoms and treatment

Infertility - male and female - what is, causes, symptoms and treatment

What is Infertility and Definition Infertility - the inability to conceive or maintain a PREGNANCY. Infertility may be transitory (relate to a specific set of circumstances), treatable, or permanent. Infertility affects about 10 percent of Americans who attempt pregnancy. There are numerous possible causes of

Cecum - definition and function

Cecum - definition and function

Cecum - the first segment of the COLON (large intestine) into which the ILEUM, the final segment of the SMALL INTESTINE, empties digestive matter. The cecum is a pouchlike structure located in the lower right abdomen that absorbs water from the waste, returning fluid to the body and consolidating the waste for its

Pneumonitis - definition, symptoms and treatment

What is Pneumonitis and Definition INFLAMMATION of the LUNGS resulting from exposure to an irritant. The inflammation causes the airways to narrow and to increase mucus secretion, reducing the pathways for the flow of air. The major types of pneumonitis are aspiration pneumonitis, which develops when foreign