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Breast self-examination and cancer

Breast self-examination and cancer

What is Breast self-examination Breast self-examination is a method a woman can use to examine her breasts for changes such as lumps and irregularities in the BREAST tissue. The primary purpose of breast self-examination (BSE) is to familiarize a woman with the normal appearance and feel of her breasts so she can

Hiatal Hernia - definition, symptoms and treatment

Hiatal Hernia - definition, symptoms and treatment

Hiatal Hernia - a weakening in the DIAPHRAGM, the muscular wall that separates the thoracic cavity (chest) from the abdominal cavity, that allows part of the upper STOMACH to slide upward into the chest. The weakening develops in the natural lapse in the diaphragm’s continuity, called the hiatus, that allows the

Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Medications

Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Medications

Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Medications- medications that suppress gastric acid production in the STOMACH. Commonly prescribed PPIs available in the United States include esomeprazole (Nexium) lansoprazole (Prevacid) omeprazole (Prilosec) pantoprazole (Protonix) rabeprazole

Lymphangioma - What is and definition

What is Lymphangioma A noncancerous LESION made up of LYMPH VESSELS. Pathologically, doctors classify a lymphangioma as hamartomatous, (harmartomas are benign tumors) which refers to the lesion’s pattern of self-limiting growth. Lymphangiomas are congenital or arise soon after birth, most commonly manifesting

Bladder Catheterization - what is and definition

What is Bladder Catheterization and Definition The insertion of a narrow, flexible tube into the BLADDER through the URETHRA to drain URINE from the body. Bladder catheterization may be necessary to collect an uncontaminated (sterile) urine sample or to drain urine from the bladder. The catheter placement may be

Immunization

What is Immunization Immunization is the mechanism through which the body protects itself from subsequent INFECTION with the same PATHOGEN. Immunization may occur as a natural consequence of infection or through vaccination (also called inoculation). The IMMUNE SYSTEM creates unique antibodies, specialized proteins

Ankle Injuries - definition, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks

Ankle Injuries - definition, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks

What are Ankle Injuries Ankle Injuries are Sprains and fractures of the ankle resulting from accidental trauma. The ankle is vulnerable to twisting under the pressure of sudden, unexpected movement. Though ankle injuries are common ATHLETIC INJURIES, they also occur during routine activities such as stepping off a