Mermaid Syndrome

Mermaid syndrome is a very rare congenital development disorder that is characterized by anomalies affecting the lower spine and limbs. This disorder may also be referred in other names as sirenomelus or midline disorder Usually, affected infants have partial or complete fusion of the lower limbs. There may be other additional malfunctions, which may be […]

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Solar Plexus Pain

You probably have heard of solar plexus and its associated pain. When you talk of solar plexus, it consists of a complex network of arteries and nerves located below the xiphoid process, a part of the breast bone. The nerves and arteries are found above the stomach and below the breast bone’s xiphoid process. To […]

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Cracked Toenails

Your toenails are tough as they need to in order to protect them from all possible traumas. Such trauma can harm the nails during everyday life activities like walking, running or if you put on ill fitting shoes. However, toenails are not indestructible; they can crack, split or break. Toenails can also suffer from fungal […]

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How are antibodies produced?

Antibodies are Y-shaped specialized proteins used by the immune system to identify and remove antigens and other foreign bodies such as viruses. They are also known as immunoglobulins and they move through the bloodstream to assist the body in defending itself against harmful antigens. Antigens include all those substances that evoke an immune response such […]

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Collagen Deficiency

Collagen deficiency can bring about collagen vascular diseases, which is a group of disease that affect connective tissue. Collagen is a protein connective tissue that helps hold up your skin, bones, muscles and ligaments together. Connective tissue diseases is the other name that is given to collagen vascular disease. Collagen deficiency and the resultant disease […]

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Dependent Edema

Edema is a medical term that refers to swelling. Most body parts swell as a result of inflammation or injury. The whole body can be affected or just a small area. Edema usually occurs once the minor blood vessels start leaking and discharge fluids to the nearby tissues. This excess fluid will build up and […]

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Pinched Nerve In Ankle

The medical name for a pinched nerve in the ankle is tarsal tunnel syndrome. It is very similar to a more common disorder known as carpal tunnel syndrome that happens in the wrist joints. As for the tunnel tarsal syndrome, the tibial nerve gets irritated and pinched when passing from a tarsal nerve. The Latin […]

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Discoid Atelectasis

The collapse of part of the whole of the lungs is a condition known as discoid atelectasis. The collapsed part does not re-inflate properly and is therefore devoid of any airflow. Discoid atelectasis is usually a side effect of anesthesia use during surgery. This happens to patients who have been bedridden for long periods of […]

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Iron Saturation

Iron saturation has been known to vary from time to time, and one should know when the range is sufficient of not. When you have low iron saturation, you may experience anemic symptoms and you should seek iron tests from your lab. Here you will see some of the tests, and what happens, when you […]

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Atrophic Kidney

Atrophic kidney is a medical term used to describe a condition of shrinkage of kidney. Atrophic tends to be extremely small in size. It can occur due to dysfunction of the kidney, kidney diseases, any damage to the kidney or its units called nephrons, or hampered blow flow to the organ. All healthy humans have […]

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