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Capillary Beds - definition and function

Capillary Beds - definition and function

Capillary Beds are the meshlike network of arterioles and venules, the body’s tiniest BLOOD vessels, where OXYGEN–CARBON DIOXIDE EXCHANGE takes place. Arterial pressure forces blood into the capillary beds. Erythrocytes (red blood cells) carry oxygen and other NUTRIENTS to the capillary beds, where these

Tonometry test - definition

Tonometry test - definition

Tonometry is a test that measures INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE (the pressure within the EYE). The primary reason for tonometry is to screen for GLAUCOMA, a condition for which elevated intraocular pressure is a characteristic symptom. Increased intraocular pressure is also common with ORBITAL CELLULITIS and GRAVES’S

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome - episodes of uncontrolled VOMITING and NAUSEA, sometimes called abdominal migraine, that occur in cycles of symptoms and relief. Each episode may last hours and often repeats over a period of time after which there is an extended period without symptoms. Many people experience prodrome, a

Steatorrhea - definition and symptoms

Steatorrhea - definition and symptoms

Steatorrhea - excessive excretion of fat in the stool. Steatorrheic stools are often foamy and foulsmelling, and tend to break apart and float in the toilet bowl. Steatorrhea is a symptom of numerous gastrointestinal disorders including MALABSORPTION, CELIAC DISEASE, GALLBLADDER DISEASE, PANCREATITIS, and LIVER

Patellofemoral syndrome - pain, symptoms and treatment

Patellofemoral syndrome - pain, symptoms and treatment

Patellofemoral syndrome is Pain at or around the patella (kneecap) that often is worse when walking or running downhill or going down steps. Many people also experience the same kind of pain when sitting with the knees bent for a prolonged time. Doctors believe patellofemoral syndrome results from a combination of

Hawthorn (herb-berry) benefits and heart

Hawthorn (herb-berry) benefits and heart

If your doctor has some heart disease, you may want to know what most of the hawthorn. Hawthorn, used for centuries as a diuretic agent and a cure for kidney and urinary stones, hawthorn is now a popular drug for heart problems. Hawthorn is either a shrub or tree growing to a height of 9 meters. For centuries, the

Iron supplement

Iron supplement

Surprisingly high number of people do not gain sufficient amount of iron from food. This insufficiency might induce fatigue, muscular tiredness, inability to concentrate, and higher proclivity to infections. On the other hand, surplus of iron in the organism may also be dangerous. All organs in human body need iron.