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What is the definition or description of: acidity of vaginal fluid?

What is the definition or description of: acidity of vaginal fluid?

Ph: The normal ph of a vagina of a reproductive aged female is acidic. Estrogen stimulates the vagina to be thick and moist and this fosters the growth of healthy lactobacilli which causes the ph to be acidic. Sometimes other bacteria grow which changes the ph to basic and causes an odor and irritation. Sometimes probiotics can be taken to support a healthy low ph. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: synovial fluid?

What is the definition or description of: synovial fluid?

Joint fluid: The lining of your joints called synovium produces fluid that assists joint lubrication/nourishment. If a joint becomes injured or inflamed then excessive fluid can be produced causing joint swelling which you should check out with your sports doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fluid retention?

What is the definition or description of: Fluid retention?

Here are some...: It denotes the presence of excessive water in intravascular space - vessels & interstitial space - among cells, due to poor automatic water movement and distribution by poor perfusion by low BP from hydration or/+ weak heart, poor osmotic pressure from malnutrition, poor water excretion from kidneys, & poor lymphatic drainage. More? Ask your doctor or contact me; I can help explain further. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fluid in the lungs?

What is the definition or description of: fluid in the lungs?

Fluid around lungs: Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate (thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative (heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling (thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need diagnosis for proper resolution. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Radiator fluid overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Radiator fluid overdose?

Antifreeze poisoning: Sx's may include: "Rapid breathing, No breathing,
Blood in urine, No urine output or decreased urine output, Blurred vision, Blindness, Rapid heartbeat
Low blood pressure, Leg cramps, Coma, Convulsions, Dizziness, Fatigue, Headache, Slurred speech, Stupor (lack of alertness), Unconsciousness, Unsteady walk, Weakness, Blue lips & fingernails, Nausea & vomiting" REF: >>>> ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: synovial fluid analysis?

What is the definition or description of: synovial fluid analysis?

Test: It is a study designed to determine if joint fluid is normal or if an inflammatory process like gout or an infection is causing joint pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Meconium stained amniotic fluid?

What is the definition or description of: Meconium stained amniotic fluid?

Meconium staining: Sometimes, however, a baby has a bowel movement before or during birth. If this happens, the amniotic fluid released when the mother's bag of water breaks will have a greenish tint. At times when the baby is not getting enough oxygen before or during birth, the baby may take a breath and inhale some meconium, which can irritate the baby's lungs and cause lung problems that can be severe. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: amniocentesis fluid shows bilirubin?

What is the definition or description of: amniocentesis fluid shows bilirubin?

Red blood cells: Bilirubin is a breakdown pigment found in the amniotic fluid when red blood cells are present. These cells could be maternal or fetal. A maternal-fetal medicine specialist can help to figure things out, so ask your OB if a referral is needed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cerebrospinal fluid?

What is the definition or description of: cerebrospinal fluid?

Watery substance: The fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord provides an exchange pathway and balancing system for brain and spinal cord metabolism, besides a cushioning system for routine impacts of our day to day activities.. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: analysis of joint fluid?

What is the definition or description of: analysis of joint fluid?

Joint fluid: Evaluation of liquid obtained from the joint. Various tests can be done to evaluate for infection, gout, pseudogout, arthritis, connective tissue diseases, and inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: joint fluid aspiration?

What is the definition or description of: joint fluid aspiration?

Joint fluid: A joint fluid aspiration is a minor procedure when a sterile needle is inserted into the knee joint and fluid is removed for either diagnostic testing or to relieve pressure from the joint. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Clear fluid leaking from the vagina?

What is the definition or description of: Clear fluid leaking from the vagina?

Clear vaginal dschg: The clear fluid is common at the time of ovulation, and is normal in women at mid-cycle. Sometimes, if the bladder of the woman is full, and/or she has had vaginal deliveries, small amounts of urine can appear as if it is coming from the vagina. If this is causing problems, consult a gyn for an exam. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Amniotic fluid infection?

What is the definition or description of: Amniotic fluid infection?

Chorioamnionitis: Intra-amniotic infection (formerly called chorioamnionitis) is infection of the chorion, amnion, amniotic fluid, placenta, or a combination. Infection increases risk of obstetric complications and problems in the fetus and neonate. Symptoms include fever, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and maternal and fetal tachycardia. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spinal fluid leaking from nose?

Just what it says: If cerebro-spinal fluid is leaking through the nose. It implies a breech in the base of the skull. There is a specific test to determine if the fluid leaking from the nose is CSF, a test of beta transferrin.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spinal fluid leaking from ear?

Leaking spinal fluid: Leaking spinal fluid is always a serious matter, regardless if it is coming from the ear or elsewhere. The fluid is thin a straw-colored and usually clear (unless there is an infection). The cause of the leak needs to be addressed immediately, because it is always dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ct-guided drainage of hematoma or fluid collection?

What is the definition or description of: ct-guided drainage of hematoma or fluid collection?

CT is a 3-D scan....: That provides an x-ray cross-sectional view of the scanned body "slice, " allowing any blood or fluid collection to be accurately hit by a long needle or tube that drains off the fluid. The cat or ct scan allows much more accuracy than a "blind" poke with a needle, and also allows the doctor doing the fluid evacuation to see what structures lie along the needle path (more safe; less trauma). ...Read more

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What is the definition of shock?

What is the definition of shock?

Supply & demand: Shock occurs when blood flow isn't enough to meet the body's energy needs. Usually, the blood pressure and/or output of the heart is low-the tissues of the body don't get enough oxygen due to inadequate blood flow/perfusion. Sometimes, if the energy requirements of the body are high (hypermetabolic), then seemingly normal supply just isn't enough to meet the demand. ...Read more

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What is the definition of health inventory?

What is the definition of health inventory?

Health inventory: Health inventory = a review of all or many aspects of a person's health (hospitalizations, DNR status, risk potential for falls, nutrition status, etc.). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tia?

Stroke like: Symptoms that resolve on less than 24 hours. ...Read more

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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 medical definition of contraindications?

Contraindication: A contraindication may be a symptom or medical issue that renders a specific treatment/ procedure inadvisable. The concept of "First do no harm" may be why a particular treatment approach would be contraindicated. ...Read more

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What is the definition of the term "hamartoneoplastic"?

What is the definition of the term "hamartoneoplastic"?

Hamartoneoplastic": " Hamartomas are benign malformations presenting as an excess of normal tissue within the tissue of origin." " The hamartomatous syndromes are usually associated with other neural, cutaneous, skeletal, or developmental malformations. " See: ...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