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Genetic Carrier - definition

Genetic Carrier - definition

Genetic Carrier - an individual whose GENOTYPE contains a recessive GENE MUTATION capable of causing a genetic disorder though the individual does not have or show symptoms of the disorder the mutation causes. Typically a genetic CARRIER has one “good” gene and one mutated gene. A genetic carrier may pass

Thoracic duct and functions of the lymphatic system

The largest vessel of the lymphatic system. The thoracic duct collects LYMPH from the CISTERNA CHYLI and the left upper body, and drains into the left subclavian VEIN to deliver lymph to the bloodstream. About the diameter of a pencil, the thoracic duct extends from the cisterna chyli in the central trunk to base of

Antiviral medications and viral infection

Antiviral medications and viral infection

Antiviral medications - medications to shorten the course and lessen the severity of illness due to viral INFECTION as well as reduce viral shedding to minimize contagiousness. Some antiviral medications are able to prevent viral infection from developing after exposure to the VIRUS. Antiviral medications mark a fine

Scar - definition, removal and treatment

Scar - definition, removal and treatment

Scar is a formation of fibrous tissue that remains at the site of a healed wound. Though a scar will not entirely match the surrounding tissue, most scars heal to be barely noticeable. Scars Removal and Laser Treatments Some scars become overgrown. A hypertrophic scar is enlarged though does not extend beyond the

Testicular Self-Examination

What is Testicular Self-Examination A technique by which a man checks his TESTICLES for lumps, PAIN, and other abnormalities as a means of early detection of TESTICULAR CANCER and noncancerous conditions that may affect the testicles and a man’s fertility, such as VARICOCELE and HYDROCELE. The primary purpose

Orange Book, The - FDA document

Orange Book, The - FDA document

Orange Book is a document the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains that lists all the drugs, prescription and over-the-counter, that have FDA approval for use in the United States. As of 2005 The Orange Book is available only as an electronic document (www.fda.gov/cder/ob) on the FDA’s Web site (print

Spinal Stenosis - symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and exercises

What is Spinal Stenosis and Symptoms Narrowing of the vertebral channel, usually in the lower (lumbar) back, that compresses the SPINAL CORD or the spinal NERVE roots. The narrowing may develop as a consequence of osteoarthritic changes, the formation of BONE spurs, or a congenital defect in which the vertebral