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What is the definition or description of: tens?

What is the definition or description of: tens?

TENS: Is an acronym standing for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. We've found that by over-stimulating certain nerves, it "short circuits" the pathway to perceive pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: syncope?

What is the definition or description of: syncope?

Fainting : Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% of emergency room visits. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neoplasms?

Tumor: "tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" as synonymous with "neoplasm". ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trichinellosis?

Roundworm Infection: Trichinosis is infection with the roundworm trichinella spiralis, and is a disease caused by eating meat that has not been thoroughly cooked and contains cysts (larvae, or immature worms) of trichinella spiralis. Trichinella spiralis can be found in pork, bear, walrus, fox, rat, horse, and lion meat. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001655/. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: st. John's wort?

What is the definition or description of: st. John's wort?

See below: St john's wort is the plant species hypericum perforatum, and is also known as tipton's weed, rosin rose, goatweed, chase-devil, or klamath weed. St john's wort is widely known as an herbal treatment for depression. In some countries, such as germany, it is commonly prescribed for mild depression, especially in children and adolescents. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: c5?

What is the definition or description of: c5?

5th cervical vertebr: C5 refers to the fifth vertebra in the neck. The first vertebra is at the base of the skull, so the fifth is in the middle of the neck. Injuries to the spinal cord above this level impair the body's ability to breathe. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: iq?

What is the definition or description of: iq?

Intelligence : I.Q. Stands for intelligence quotient and is a measure of the mind's ability to reason. It is measured by an i.Q. Test which typically is a series of questions utilizing logic to answer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dmd?

What is the definition or description of: dmd?

Same as DDS: The 2 degrees offered in U.S. Dental schools is dmd ( doctor of dental medicine)or dds (doctor of dental surgery). Upon graduation from dental school one of these degrees will be presented to the doctor. There is no established difference between the two degrees. Once the dds or dmd passes their licensing boards they will be qualified to practice general dentistry. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dds?

What is the definition or description of: dds?

Dentist: Dds is doctor of dental surgery. Some dental schools prefer to give a dmd (doctor of dental medicine) which is an equivalent degree. Since dentistry involves much more than surgery/pulling teeth, many dentists feel that dental medicine is a more accurate description of dentistry today. ...Read more

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