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Scrotum - definition and function

Scrotum - definition and function

What is and Definition Scrotum - The saclike structure, a thin layer of MUSCLE and SKIN, suspended from the base of a man’s pelvis that contains the TESTICLES. A pair of ligaments, the spermatic cords, extend from the lower abdomen to support the scrotum. The spermatic cords also serve as the conduits for the

Peak Level

Peak Level

Peak Level - the maximum concentration of a DRUG in the BLOOD circulation. The peak level corresponds in part to the drug’s route of administration, chemical composition, and rate of METABOLISM. A drug’s peak level may occur within minutes to several hours of taking or receiving it. Injectable drugs enter

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) and pregnancy

What is ART - Assisted reproductive technology Medical interventions to produce PREGNANCY. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has a mandate under federal law to report the success rates of ART at FERTILITY clinics in the United States each year, defines ART as any method that involves

Lung abscess - symptoms, causes and treatment

Lung abscess - symptoms, causes and treatment

What is Lung Abscess - symptoms, causes and treatment Lung abscess is a pocket of INFECTION deep within the lung that isolates itself within a defined area of the lung (having a clear boundary between the infected tissue and the healthy tissue), usually behind a blocked segment of BRONCHUS. A lung abscess often

Steatorrhea - definition and symptoms

Steatorrhea - definition and symptoms

Steatorrhea - excessive excretion of fat in the stool. Steatorrheic stools are often foamy and foulsmelling, and tend to break apart and float in the toilet bowl. Steatorrhea is a symptom of numerous gastrointestinal disorders including MALABSORPTION, CELIAC DISEASE, GALLBLADDER DISEASE, PANCREATITIS, and LIVER

Heart Murmur - symptoms, causes and treatment

Heart Murmur - symptoms, causes and treatment

What is Heart Murmur and Definition Heart Murmur is the sound of BLOOD flowing through an abnormal opening in the HEART. Heart murmur is a sign rather than a condition. Transient heart murmurs are common and benign, generally signaling an occasional or circumstantial incomplete valve closure, and do not require

Pericardium - definition and function

Pericardium - definition and function

What is Pericardium, definition and function Pericardium is a tough, two-layer membranous sac that encloses the HEART. The pericardium’s fibrous outer layer, called the fibrous pericardium, protects the heart from contact with the chest wall and other structures in the chest, including the LUNGS and the