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RNA - ribonucleic acid - what is, definition and function

RNA - ribonucleic acid - what is, definition and function

RNA - the abbreviation for ribonucleic acid. RNA is a single-strand molecule consisting of ribose; a sugar; and nucleotides made up of the nitrogen bases adenine, uracil, guanine, and cytosine. RNA exists in a number of forms, all of which serve as biochemical messengers that carry the instructions of DNA to the

Thrombocythemia - definition, symptoms, causes and treatment

What is Thrombocythemia and Definition A condition of the BLOOD in which the body overproduces platelets (also called thrombocytes), resulting in dysfunctional COAGULATION. Thrombocythemia, also called thrombocytosis, is a myeloproliferative disorder that can be primary (an independently occurring disorder, also

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)

What is Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) An enzyme PROSTATE GLAND cells produce. Prostatic fluid, the cumulative secretions of prostate gland cells, contains high levels of PSA. PSA acts on the jellylike substance that encases SPERM during their storage in the seminal vesicles, liquefying the substance when the sperm

Gastroparesis - causes, symptoms and treatment

Gastroparesis - causes, symptoms and treatment

Gastroparesis - slowed function of the STOMACH that delays the travel of gastric contents into the DUODENUM. Gastroparesis results from disturbances of or damage to the vagus NERVE (the tenth cranial nerve), which carries the nerve impulses that accelerate PERISTALSIS (rhythmic contractions of the gastrointestinal

Cystitis - inflammation of bladder - definition, symptoms and treatment

What is Cystitis and Definiton INFLAMMATION of the BLADDER. The most common cause of cystitis is bacterial INFECTION, called URINARY TRACT INFECTION (UTI). Other pathogens, such as fungi (yeasts) and viruses, also can cause infectious cystitis. Nonpathogenic causes of cystitis include irritation of the lining of the

Hysteroscopy procedure - risks and side effects

Hysteroscopy procedure - risks and side effects

What is Hysteroscopy procedure Hysteroscopy is a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure to examine the interior of the UTERUS using a lighted magnifying endoscope. Hysteroscopy is an outpatient surgical procedure that requires regional or general ANESTHESIA. After the administration of anesthesia the gynecologist

Reiter’s syndrome - symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Reiter’s syndrome - symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

What is Reiter’s Syndrome Reiter’s syndrome - An inflammatory disorder commonly associated with INFECTION by the MICROBE Chlamydia trachomatis. Other pathogens that cause GASTROENTERITIS or SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STDS) may also be responsible. Reiter’s syndrome involves three components: