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Aging, musculoskeletal changes that occur with

The muscles, connective tissues, and SKELETON arise from the mesoderm in the EMBRYO at about two weeks of gestational age. The skeleton’s first form is as fibrous membranes (the bones of the cranium) or CARTILAGE. Through a process called ossification or osteogenesis, cartilage cells (chondrocytes) convert to

Myopia - nearsightedness - definition and symptoms

Myopia - nearsightedness - definition and symptoms

Myopia is a refractive error commonly called nearsightedness, in which the EYE has difficulty focusing on distant objects. Myopia results when the focal point of lightwaves entering the eye falls short of the RETINA, causing the images the retina registers to be blurred. The refractive error occurs because the

Tumor necrosis factors (TNFs)

CYTOKINES that kill tumor cells and participate in the inflammatory response. Leukocytes (white BLOOD cells) produce TNFs under stimulation from INTERLEUKINS. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), also called cachexin or cachectin, is the most active in these processes. Recombinant TNF-alpha is a treatment option


The different types of dermatitis are classified according to the cause of the condition.Contact dermatitis is the condition caused by an allergen or an irritating substance. Irritant contact dermatitis accounts for 80% of all cases of contact dermatitis.Atopic dermatitis is very common worldwide and increasing in

Bladder Cancer - staging, signs, symptoms, treatment and prognosis

What is Bladder Cancer and Definition The growth of a malignant (cancerous) tumor in the BLADDER. Bladder CANCER may be primary or metastatic (travel to the bladder from a point of origin elsewhere in the body). Doctors diagnose bladder cancer in about 55,000 Americans each year. Bladder cancer is about three times

Tachypnea definition

Tachypnea definition

What is Tachypnea and definition Tachypnea is an abnormally rapid RESPIRATION RATE. BREATHING is also usually shallow. The normal respiration rate for healthy adults is 15 to 20 respiratory cycles per minute. In tachypnea the respiration rate can be two to four times normal. Breathing may appear labored, and when the

Intestinal Polyp - causes, symptoms and information

Intestinal Polyp - causes, symptoms and information

Intestinal Polyp is a fleshy growth, also called an intestinal polypoid ADENOMA, that grows from the mucous membrane lining of the COLON or RECTUM. There are two common types of intestinal polyps, neoplastic adenomas and hyperplastic adenomas, both of which grow almost exclusively in the colon. Neoplastic adenomas are