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Pleurisy - definition, causes, symptoms and treatment

Pleurisy - definition, causes, symptoms and treatment

What is Pleurisy, definition, causes and symptoms of Pleurisy Pleurisy is INFLAMMATION of the PLEURA, also called pleuritis. Pleurisy can develop as a consequence of direct irritation or INFECTION in the pleural space, or as a consequence of infection or INFLAMMATION involving the LUNGS such as TUBERCULOSIS or

Nasogastric Aspiration and Lavage - Pumping the Stomach

Nasogastric Aspiration and Lavage - Pumping the Stomach

Nasogastric Aspiration and Lavage - the clinical term for the procedure commonly called “pumping the STOMACH.” In nasogastric aspiration and lavage, the health-care provider inserts a narrow tube (catheter) through the NOSE, down the back of the THROAT and the ESOPHAGUS, and into the stomach. The

Lymfogranuloma venereum

Lymfogranuloma venereum

This STD is caused by bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Serotypes L-1, L-2, L-3 of this bacterium play the main role. It starts with a small genital ulcer (1-3 mm) on penis or vulva. Then the pustule brakes and heals completely. When the pustule is healed, infection spread throw lymphatic vessels to inguinal glands.

Encephalitis (virus) - symptoms and treatment

What is Encephalitis INFLAMMATION and INFECTION of the BRAIN. Encephalitis usually results from infection with a VIRUS and is potentially life threatening. Infection can enter the brain via pathogens that are small enough to pass across the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER or that are able to follow neural pathways (the routes of

Lifestyle and Health

Lifestyle and Health

Lifestyle and Health - many aspects of lifestyle influence health. Among the most significant are cigarette smoking and other tobacco use diet and nutrition physical activity and exercise occupational health risks WEIGHT LOSS AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT and OBESITY seat belt and helmet use SAFER SEX

Placebo definition

Placebo definition

Placebo - an inert substance that has no biological, chemical, or other action within the body, taken with the intent of producing a therapeutic effect. The placebo effect refers to the sense of improvement of symptoms an individual may experience when taking or using a product that has no active ingredients.

Half-Life definition

Half-Life definition

Half-Life - the length of time it takes for the body to metabolize or eliminate from the body 50 percent of the amount of a DRUG a person takes or receives. Drug half-life is an important factor in determining appropriate DOSAGE and for treating OVERDOSE. Drug half-life also helps the doctor know when to expect to