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What is the anatomy and physiology of coxa plana?

What is the anatomy and physiology of coxa plana?

Flat not round: It means a flat top 2 the usual round shape of the hip. Some causes are avn, dysphasia ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Is gray's anatomy the best reference book for me to learn about my body more in depth? What's the physiology equivalent?

Is gray's anatomy the best reference book for me to learn about my body more in depth? What's the physiology equivalent?

Gray's anatomy: Was first published in 1858! Our understanding of anatomy hasn't changed that much over the centuries whereas our knowledge of physiology has progressed very rapidly. As such I'm not aware of a "classic" physiology textbook, and I would simply recommend checking out user reviews on amazon or b&n. As for anatomy, I found netter's to be more approachable than gray's. ...Read more

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What are the best websites to learn anatomy and physiology?

Adam Project ?Best: Having been through medical school and having decades of subsequent experience, I have not researched this issue but have long been aware of the adam project, the first effort in history to create a learning database of some of this information. See: http://www.Adamimages. Com, http://adameducation. Com/aiaonline_instructor. Aspx and http://adameducation. Com. ...Read more

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What is the difference between anatomy and physiology?

What is the difference between anatomy and physiology?

Different subjects: Anatomy is the study of the body components.
Physiology is the study of how the body works from electrical, mechanical, enzymatic, and chemical processes. ...Read more

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As a dental surgery student should I study anatomy and physiology or it is not essential for my major?!

As a dental surgery student should I study anatomy and physiology or it is not essential for my major?!

Very essential: We will see patient with compounded problem of both medical and dental. The more basics or foundation we learn, the better care provider we will become. Expand your mind, it will not go back to the original dimension! ...Read more

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How does heart failure affect the kidneys relating to anatomy and physiology?

How does heart failure affect the kidneys relating to anatomy and physiology?

HF and kidney: In advanced heart failure the blood flow to the kidneys decrease and then this will lead to less blood perfusion and kidneys get affected. ...Read more

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How to know if I still have gastroenteritis?

How to know if I still have gastroenteritis?

Symptoms: The symptoms of Stomach Flu (Viral Gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever.
According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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What people are at risk for gastroenteritis?

Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually caused by a virus and just like the flu is transmitted from person to person. Unlike the flu, it is usually transmitted by poor hand hygeine. It can come in waves on certain communities and during certain tomes of year (spring/summer). Anyone can get gastroenteritis — prevention with good hand washing and food storage is key. ...Read more

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Ok I've got gastroenteritis. What should I do?

Ok I've got gastroenteritis. What should I do?

Fluid: Stay well hydrated, control nausea and get some bed rest until symptoms have improved. This seldom lasts more than a day or two, and if it stays longer see your doctor. Drink plenty of fluids and if you cannot keep things down — see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of having gastroenteritis?

Vomiting and diarhea: Most often it is caused by a virus but can be bacterial. The symptoms range from diarrhea cramping vomiting and sometimes fever. Nausea is often part of the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some risk factors for getting Gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis: Most commonly
— food and water borne-- Guardia, campylobacter etc
— viral
— bacterial
— food poisoning may give similar symptoms ...Read more

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I keep getting gastroenteritis symptoms. Is it something else?

I keep getting gastroenteritis symptoms. Is it something else?

Recuring GI symptoms: Lots of things can cause GI distress to recur--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), non-gi related problems (uti, pid, etc.). ...Read more

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What number of cifloxin tablets should I take for gastroenteritis?

None: unless directed by a medical provider. Cifloxin is an antibiotic and most gastroenteritis is viral. ...Read more

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Can gastroenteritis be fatal?

Yes but not commonly: Acute gastroenteritis is extremely common & most cases resolve on their own with simple support care. (many cases of "stomach bug" or the inaccurately-titled "stomach flu" are mild cases of food poisoning.) Way, it's still a pain in the gut w/ similar symptoms & similar care. More serious infections do occur, especially in countries or areas w/ poor sanitation. More sick or lasting, see your doc. ...Read more

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Will gastroenteritis kill me?

It can: Gastroenteritis is the number one cause of death worldwide. In developed countries it is very rare to die from this, especially if you have access to medical care. I personally have one patient who did die from gastro when they refused to come back for re-eval as recommended. ...Read more

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Does shigellosis = gastroenteritis?

Does shigellosis = gastroenteritis?

A type: Shigella is a bacterium that can cause diarrhea, fever, vomiting. It can occassionally cause a seizure. It is also treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gastroenteritis in teens?

See below: There is no difference in the symptoms based on age. Most everyone will have vomiting and diarrhea, or diarrhea alone. ...Read more

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What is gastroenteritis? What causes it and how do you prevent it?

Gastroenteritis: It is usually a GI illness causes by viruses. Avoid Stomach Flu — Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash wi warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Hand-sanitizer doesn't kill Norovirus. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces if diluted bleach is not available. Wash > ...Read more

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What is viral gastroenteritis?

Hukes and spews: Viral gastroenteritis means a bowel infection caused by a virus leading to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is treated symptomatically, but other sources need to be ruled out, especially if there is pain or bleeding from above or below. ...Read more

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Can gastroenteritis be prevented?

Can gastroenteritis be prevented?

Prevention: Gastroenteritis is caused by viruses usually. The key to preventing transmission is proper hand washing between contacts. Also, proper food storage techniques can prevent formation of certain bacteria which can cause it. ...Read more

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What causes viral gastroenteritis?

Virus: It is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces, foods, living things, etc. That are carrying the virus. The best prevention is frequent hand washing and proper food preparation. ...Read more

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What is eosinophilic gastroenteritis?

EGE: Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) is an uncommon gastrointestinal disease affecting both children and adults. Includes the presence of abnormal gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, most often abdominal pain. Associated with peripheral eosinophilia leading to eosinophilic infiltrates in stomach and intestine. See a GI specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more


Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Anatomy (Definition)

Anatomy is the study of the human body, ...Read more