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Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) - a secondary COAGULATION disorder arising from an imbalance among the CLOTTING FACTORS in the BLOOD. DIC occurs as a result of a significant underlying health condition such as HIV/AIDS, overwhelming infections, or CANCER, and as a serious complication in PREGNANCY. DIC is

Allergic Rhinitis - symptoms and treatment

What is Allergic Rhinitis and Definition A HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTION to inhaled allergens. Allergic rhinitis, also called seasonal rhinitis or hay FEVER, affects the mucous membranes inside the NOSE (nasal mucosa). Allergic rhinitis affects about 40 million adults in the United States, making it one of the most

Cornea of eye - transparent portion of the sclera

Cornea of eye - transparent portion of the sclera

Cornea - the transparent portion of the sclera, the EYE’s outer layer. The cornea functions as a window to allow light to enter the eye and is the first point of refraction (bending lightwaves to focus them on the RETINA). Irregularities in the surface of the cornea can distort refraction, resulting in

Cyanocobalamin vitamin B12

Cyanocobalamin vitamin B12

Even a slight lack of vitamin B12 may increase the risk of heart disease, depression and possibly Alzheimer's disease. Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, was discovered as the last of the vitamin. Vitamin B12 is one of a group B vitamin that the body stores in large quantities mainly in the liver. The most common

Aging, Effects on Drug Metabolism and Drug Response

Aging, Effects on Drug Metabolism and Drug Response - Many drugs have different therapeutic effects as well as potential adverse DRUG reactions, depending on a person’s age. The very young and the very old often have limited LIVER function, which affects the ways in which the liver metabolizes drugs, resulting

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis - Stevens Johnsons Syndrome

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis - Stevens Johnsons Syndrome

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis is a life-threatening inflammatory condition affecting the SKIN and underlying connective tissues, also called Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Toxic epidermal necrolysis usually results as an adverse DRUG reaction though may occur as a complication of INFECTION or CANCER. Doctors believe toxic

Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) - heart treatment / therapy

What is Enhanced external counterpulsation - EECP A therapy for ANGINA PECTORIS that uses sequential inflation and deflation of cuffs on the legs and pelvis to assist in returning venous BLOOD to the HEART and decreasing cardiovascular resistance in the peripheral arteries. EECP reduces the heart’s workload