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Fecal (bowel) Impaction - causes, symptoms and treatment

Fecal (bowel) Impaction - causes, symptoms and treatment

Fecal (bowel) Impaction - hardened pieces of feces, also called stool, that lodge in the COLON or RECTUM. Fecal impaction typically occurs as a consequence of chronic CONSTIPATION or reduced bowel motility (movement of digestive waste through the colon) and is most common in people who are confined to bed for extended

Smallpox virus - symptoms and treatment

What is Smallpox virus and history An illness resulting from INFECTION with the Variola VIRUS. Though smallpox was once a much-feared and leading cause of death worldwide, aggressive vaccination efforts resulted in the World Health Organization’s determination of its eradication as a naturally occurring disease

What is Esophagitis, symptoms and treatment

What is Esophagitis, symptoms and treatment

Esophagitis - INFLAMMATION of the ESOPHAGUS. The most common cause of esophagitis is irritation from STOMACH contents that backflow into the esophagus, such as occurs with GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISORDER (GERD) and ACHALASIA. INFECTION resulting from HERPES SIMPLEX, CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV), or yeast (Candida) also can

Ileostomy surgery

Ileostomy surgery

Ileostomy - an OPERATION in which the surgeon brings the end of the ILEUM, the final segment of the SMALL INTESTINE, through the abdominal wall to exit outside the body. A pouch fastens with adhesive to the SKIN around the ileostomal opening, or stoma, to collect digestive waste. The waste is significantly more watery

Zygote definition

What is Zygote and Definition The cell that results when a spermatozoon (SPERM cell) penetrates an ovum (egg cell) during fertilization. Each GAMETE (sperm and ovum) is a haploid cell; it contains one half the genetic material necessary to support life. The zygote is a diploid cell; it contains all the DNA necessary

Colitis disease - types, symptoms and treatment

Colitis disease - types, symptoms and treatment

Colitis - INFLAMMATION of the COLON. Colitis can be acute (sudden) or chronic (long-term). Various circumstances can cause acute colitis. Among them are INFECTION, radiation, and ischemia. Chronic colitis is usually a form of INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE (IBD), an autoimmune disorder. The symptoms of colitis are

Arrhythmia Heart - definition, symptoms and treatment

Arrhythmia Heart - definition, symptoms and treatment

What is Arrhythmia and Definition Arrhythmia is irregularity or abnormality of the heart’s contractions. Arrhythmias can result from numerous causes including electrical disturbances of the heart’s pacing mechanisms, physical damage to the HEART such as might occur with HEART ATTACK, interruptions of the