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Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)

Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)

Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC) - a form of COLORECTAL CANCER predisposed by a mutation in the mlh1 and msh1 genes. These genes direct DNA repair mechanisms, the processes cells follow to correct mistakes that occur when they replicate their DNA codes during cell reproduction, for cells in the mucous

Patient controlled analgesia (PCA)

Patient controlled analgesia (PCA)

Patient controlled analgesia (PCA) - The postoperative self-administration of intravenous (IV) PAIN relief (analgesic) medication. PCA requires an IV (a thin catheter inserted into a VEIN), a PCA pump that contains a special syringe with the pain medication, and a PCA control button. Each time the person depresses the

Sunburn - treatment and pain

Sunburn - treatment and pain

What is Sunburn Sunburn is Damage to the epidermis and sometimes the dermis, the top and middle layers of the SKIN, as a consequence of extended, unprotected sun exposure. The sun emits several wavelengths of ultraviolet light. Those that reach the earth’s surface are ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B

Lymphocytes - what are, definition

What are Lymphocytes A type of LEUKOCYTE (white BLOOD cell) that primarily resides in the LYMPH and lymph tissues. Lymphocytes are the body’s primary immune defense and move through the lymph in response to antigens and pathogens. When more rapid deployment is necessary, lymphocytes enter the bloodstream. About

Goose Bumps on skin

Goose Bumps on skin

Goose Bumps is a bumpy texture to the SKIN, also called gooseflesh, that results when the erector muscles in the HAIR follicles contract, causing the hair to “stand up.” Goose bumps occur when a person becomes chilled or fearful, a vestigial response no longer physiologically useful in humans. The

Tamponade, cardiac - definition

Tamponade, cardiac - definition

Tamponade is a life-threatening compression of the HEART that prevents it from expanding to fill with BLOOD. Cardiac tamponade is most often a complication of PERICARDITIS and develops when fluid rapidly accumulates within the layers of the PERCARDIUM. The pericardium’s fibrous outer layer does not readily

Uveitis - symptoms and treatment

Uveitis - symptoms and treatment

Uveitis - INFLAMMATION of the uveal structures of the EYE, which include the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. Uveitis most commonly affects the front of the eye (anterior uveitis) though may involve specific segments of the eye or the uveal tract throughout the eye (diffuse uveitis). Symptoms of Uveitis Symptoms can