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Muscle (skeletal) of the body - definition and function

Muscle (skeletal) of the body - definition and function

Skeletal Muscle of the Body - contractile fibers or the structures these fibers form. Muscles move the body, some under voluntary control and others reflexively. The gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary tract, and BLOOD vessels contain smooth (nonstriated) muscle, which is under involuntary control of the autonomic

Reiter’s syndrome - symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Reiter’s syndrome - symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

What is Reiter’s Syndrome Reiter’s syndrome - An inflammatory disorder commonly associated with INFECTION by the MICROBE Chlamydia trachomatis. Other pathogens that cause GASTROENTERITIS or SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STDS) may also be responsible. Reiter’s syndrome involves three components:

Optic Nerve Atrophy - causes, diagnosis and treatment

Optic Nerve Atrophy - causes, diagnosis and treatment

Optic Nerve Atrophy - death of NERVE cells within the OPTIC NERVE, affecting the optic nerve’s ability to convey nerve signals from the EYE to the BRAIN. Optic nerve atrophy can be partial or complete; when complete there is total loss of vision. Conditions of the eye or systemic neurologic disorders can cause

Evening Primrose Oil and GLA

Evening Primrose Oil and GLA

American natives had taught the first immigrants to recognize remedial herbs. Present research has concentrate on the Evening Primrose oil. The seeds of this flower contain unique fatty acid - Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). This wild herb originally came from North America. It is called “Evening” Primrose

Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)

Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)

Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC) - a form of COLORECTAL CANCER predisposed by a mutation in the mlh1 and msh1 genes. These genes direct DNA repair mechanisms, the processes cells follow to correct mistakes that occur when they replicate their DNA codes during cell reproduction, for cells in the mucous

Granulocyte - basophils, eosinophils, neutrophils

Granulocyte - basophils, eosinophils, neutrophils

What are Granulocytes Granulocyte - a type of LEUKOCYTE (white BLOOD cell) so named because its cytoplasm contains granules. The granules, called lysosomes in neutrophils, contain enzymes that digest proteins and carbohydrates, the basic components of cellular structures. Granulocytes are primarily phagocytic; their

Gammaglobulin - definition

Gammaglobulin - definition

What is Gammaglobulin and Definition Gammaglobulin - a solution of immunoglobulins collected from the PLASMA of donated BLOOD or from donated plasma. The highest concentration is of IMMUNOGLOBULIN E (IgE). Health-care providers administer gammaglobulin by intramuscular or intravenous injection to provide rapid immune