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Cardiac Output - definition, normal / decreased

Cardiac Output - definition, normal / decreased

Cardiac Output - the volume of BLOOD the HEART pumps out to the body each minute. Cardiac output is an important measure of the heart’s efficiency. Many cardiovascular diseases, such as ARRHYTHMIA and HEART FAILURE, can limit cardiac output. Cardiologists measure cardiac output as the combination of HEART RATE

Liver Function Tests

Liver Function Tests

Liver Function Tests - a panel of BLOOD tests that measures the levels of ALBUMIN, BILIRUBIN, and certain LIVER enzymes in the blood. More specifically targeted tests further identify the reasons for abnormal results, as the findings may also indicate dysfunctions of other

Replication Error

Replication Error

Replication Error - a mistake that occurs when DNA sequences duplicate before cell division. Replication errors are accountable for CHROMOSOMAL DISORDERS such as AUTOSOMAL TRISOMY, in which a GAMETE (also called a sex cell or germ cell) receives two copies of a CHROMOSOME instead of the normal single copy. Gametes,

Cancer of the penis

A malignant (cancerous) tumor that arises from the tissues of the PENIS. Cancer of the penis is rare and usually occurs in men over age 50. Men who are uncircumcised and men who have HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) infection have increased risk for cancer of the penis. Early symptoms include a painless growth, bump, or

Pneumonitis - definition, symptoms and treatment

What is Pneumonitis and Definition INFLAMMATION of the LUNGS resulting from exposure to an irritant. The inflammation causes the airways to narrow and to increase mucus secretion, reducing the pathways for the flow of air. The major types of pneumonitis are aspiration pneumonitis, which develops when foreign

Chorionic Villi Sampling (CVS)

Chorionic Villi Sampling (CVS)

What is Chorionic Villus Sampling Chorionic Villi Sampling (CVS) is a diagnostic procedure, also called chorionic villus sampling, in which the obstetrician removes small clusters of cells from the hairlike edges of the PLACENTA, the chorionic villi, during PREGNANCY. The cells in this sample provide genetic

Liver Disease of Alcoholism - symptoms and treatment

Liver Disease of Alcoholism - symptoms and treatment

Liver Disease of Alcoholism - permanent damage to the LIVER that results from long-term, excessive ALCOHOL consumption. Alcohol is one of the most toxic substances ingested into the body. It enters the bloodstream unchanged, about 20 percent absorbed from the STOMACH and 80 percent from the SMALL INTESTINE. The liver