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Colon definition and health

Colon definition and health

Colon - the large intestine, which extracts water from and consolidates the waste byproducts of digestion. The colon extends from the ILEUM, the final segment of the SMALL INTESTINE, to the ANUS, the exit from the body for solid digestive waste (feces or stool). The colon goes up the left side of the abdomen (the

Osteomalacia - definition, symptoms and treatment

Osteomalacia - definition, symptoms and treatment

Osteomalacia is softening of the bones that most often occurs as a result of vitamin D deficiency or abnormalities in vitamin D METABOLISM that prevent mineral crystals from accumulating in the BONE tissue. Vitamin D is essential to bone remodeling and the bone’s ability to draw calcium and other minerals from

Hepatotoxins definition

Hepatotoxins definition

Hepatotoxins - substances that damage the LIVER. A key role of the liver is to metabolize chemicals that it filters from the BLOOD. In the case of medications, this releases the therapeutic components into the bloodstream and channels the waste byproducts for appropriate elimination. Often the chemical interactions of

Gastritis - symptoms, causes and treatment

Gastritis - symptoms, causes and treatment

INFLAMMATION of the lining of the STOMACH. There are two broad classifications of gastritis: erosive and nonerosive. The most common cause of erosive gastritis is repeated irritation from ingested substances such as ALCOHOL, aspirin, and NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS (NSAIDS). The most common cause of

Caesarean section

A Caesarean section also C-section, Caesarian section, Cesarian section, is a surgical procedure in which one or more incisions are made through a mother's abdomen (laparotomy) and uterus (hysterotomy) to deliver one or more babies, or, rarely, to remove a dead fetus. A late-term abortion using Caesarean section

Muscular Dystrophy - types, symptoms and treatment

Muscular Dystrophy - types, symptoms and treatment

Muscular Dystrophy - The collective term for a group of GENETIC DISORDERS of the MUSCLE resulting in progressive weakness. Most types of muscular dystrophy arise from a deficiency of the protein dystrophin, which is essential for skeletal (striated) muscle cell integrity and function. Without it the skeletal muscles

Lens of the eye - definition

Lens of the eye - definition

Lens - the primary focusing structure of the EYE, located in the center at the front of the eye. The lens is transparent, convex (rounded outward on each side), round, and flexible. A thin membrane encloses the lens. Tiny muscles at the front edges of its sides, the ciliary muscles, contract to flatten the lens and