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Preeclampsia -what is, signs, symptoms and preeclampsia in pregnancy

What is Preeclampsia A complication of PREGNANCY in which a woman develops significant to severe HYPERTENSION (high BLOOD PRESSURE) and elevated protein in the URINE. Preeclampsia, sometimes called toxemia of pregnancy, is more common in a first pregnancy and in pregnant women who are under age 20 or over age 40 and

Desensitization therapy and allergies

What is Desensitization therapy A therapeutic method in which gradual exposure to an ALLERGEN builds up the body’s tolerance for the allergen, diminishing the IMMUNE RESPONSE to encountering it. IMMUNOGLOBULIN E (IgE) is primarily responsible for the symptoms associated with type I HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTION

Graves’s ophthalmopathy - changes in the EYE that occur as a result of Graves

Graves’s ophthalmopathy - changes in the EYE  that occur as a result of Graves

Graves’s ophthalmopathy - changes in the EYE that occur as a result of Graves’s disease, a form of HYPERTHYROIDISM, and occasionally as a result of other forms of thyroid disease. The most prominent feature of Graves’s ophthalmopathy is EXOPHTHALMOS, an outward bulging or protrusion of the eyes that

Methemoglobinemia - definition, symptoms and treatment

Waht is Methemoglobinemia and Definition A BLOOD oxygenation disorder in which methemoglobin, a structure of HEMOGLOBIN molecules that prevents iron from binding with oxygen, accumulates in the BLOOD. The result is diminished or insufficient oxygen delivery to the body’s cells. Methemoglobin represents

Homocysteine definition and heart diesease

Homocysteine definition and heart diesease

What is Homocysteine and Definition Homocysteine is an amino acid in the BLOOD that the body’s METABOLISM of the essential amino acid methionine produces. (An essential amino acid is one the body cannot synthesize itself but must obtain from dietary sources.) B vitamins and folic acid are necessary to break

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Thymectomy - surgery - procedure and definition

What is Thymectomy A surgical OPERATION, performed under general ANESTHESIA, to remove the THYMUS, a structure of lymphatic tissue located behind the sternum (breastbone) that produces T-cells. Tendrils of the thymus often extend upward toward the THYROID GLAND and downward over the HEART. The loose structure of the