Dyskinesia and Tardive Dyskinesia, Treatment and Definition

Definition of Dyskinesia Abnormal, involuntary movements. Dyskinesia results from damage to the structures within the brain responsible for motor movement and coordination, notably the basal ganglia. Athetosis, chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, tics, and tremors are all forms of dyskinesia that may appear in neurologic disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, Restless legs syndrome, cerebral […]

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Hormone Therapy

Definition of Hormone Therapy Treatment in which a person takes hormone extracts or synthetic hormones to influence the body’s natural production of hormones or to replace hormones the body is no longer producing. Nearly all of the body’s major hormones are available as purified extracts, laboratory- synthesized pharmaceuticals, or recombinant products. Common hormone therapy regimens include […]

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Dyslexia

Definition of Dyslexia Dyslexia is a learning disability that impairs a person’s ability to read, and which can manifest itself as a difficulty with phonological awareness, phonological decoding, orthographic coding, auditory short-term memory, and/or rapid naming. Dyslexia is separate and distinct from reading difficulties resulting from other causes, such as a non-neurological deficiency with vision or […]

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Leptospirosis – Weil’s Disease

Definition of Leptospirosis Leptospirosis (also known as Weil’s disease, Weil’s syndrome, canicola fever, canefield fever, nanukayami fever, 7-day fever, Rat Catcher’s Yellows, Fort Bragg fever, and Pretibial fever) is a bacterial zoonotic disease caused by spirochaetes  of the genus  Leptospira  that affects humans  and a wide range of animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles. The disease was […]

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