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Varicocele - definition, symptoms, treatment and surgery

Varicocele - definition, symptoms, treatment and surgery

What is Varicocele and Symptoms Varicocele is a VARICOSE VEIN in the testicle. Varicose veins are dilated, twisted, and often nonfunctioning veins that develop for numerous reasons. Varicocele affects the BLOOD flow that leaves the TESTICLES. Blood that accumulates in the testicles can raise the temperature within

Estrogens female hormones

Estrogens female hormones

A collective term for the “female” sex hormones, including prohormones (chemical precursors the body converts to hormones) and metabolites (byproducts of HORMONE METABOLISM). Estrogens are among the steroid hormones the body synthesizes from cholesterol. Estrogens derive from ANDROGENS (the

Mast cell

A granulated LEUKOCYTE that resides in tissues throughout the body. When the IMMUNE RESPONSE stimulates mast cells, they release PROSTAGLANDINS, HISTAMINE, and other biochemicals from their granules. Mast cells are primarily responsible for the symptoms that are the hallmark of the HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTION:

Pyridoxine vitamin B6

Pyridoxine vitamin B6

A third of adults, half of women and people of higher age did not provide the necessary daily intake of important nutrients in sufficient quantities and therefore must be accompanied by food supplements. Vitamin B6 performs more than one hundred different reactions, many times a day. In particular, acts as a coenzyme

Scale - skin lesion

Scale - skin lesion

Scale is a SKIN LESION in which keratinocytes clump together instead of falling away from the skin, adhering to the skin. Keratinocytes separated from the epidermis are nearly translucent, often giving scales a silver or white cast. When enough scales accumulate, their weight causes them to finally drop from the skin,

Atherosclerotic plaques

Atherosclerotic plaques

Atherosclerotic plaques are debris that collects within the inner layer of the wall of an artery, also called arterial plaque. Atherosclerotic plaque typically includes fatty acids, dead cells, platelets, and other particles such as proteins and minerals (notably calcium, which gives the plaque its stiffness). The

What is Chloasma and definition

What is Chloasma and definition

Chloasma is a pattern of hyperpigmentation, often temporary, that typically affects the face. Chloasma, also called melasma, develops with elevated blood levels of ESTROGENS, such as occurs during PREGNANCY, with some oral contraceptive (birth control pill) formulations, and in chronic LIVER disease. When the cause is