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The Study Of The Aging Process Is Called
Neonatology: The question is a bit ambiguous.However, the specialty area dealing with newborn problems is neonatology.This encompasses the issues of early, normal or late born infants that become ill at birth or soon thereafter. There are many discipline that focus their efforts on areas within this age group. ...Read more
Arthroscopic surgery: For the most part, PCL reconstruction is carried out arthroscopically. The procedure typically takes about 90 minutes and most patients can go home the same day. Postoperatively, physical therapy is required for approximately 6-8 weeks. Return to sports can happen typically after 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's called: neuromelanin.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the name of the xray procedure which includes some sort of dye in the blood that can detect cancer cells?
What is the name of the condition in which fatty deposits form in the inner lining of the arteries? Is it atherosclerosis/arteriosclerosis or cad?
Atherosclerosis: The deposits you mention are atheromas.Get a more detailed answer ›
Epidemiology?: Your question made me think of two things - first the definition of the study of changes/diseases in a population - Epidemiology. http://www.who.int/childgrowth/publications/WHO_growth_charts.pdf But if you want an interesting read about the history of the development of the growth charts: http://www.who.int/childgrowth/publications/WHO_growth_charts.pdf ...Read more
No necessary purpose: The xiphoid process (greek for swordlike) is the lowest tip of the sternum, covering the solar plexus. Besides existing as an excellent scrabble word and an anatomical reference for certain procedures, it is not something anyone would miss. It may be vestigial in the same way as our coccyx (another excellent use of your high value 'x' in scrabble). ...Read more
Union of sperm/egg: Fertilization is union of the sperm and egg. At fertilization, many sperm bind to the covering of the egg, the zone pellucida. At the zona, sperm become hyperactive, whipping tails back and forth, and literally drill into the egg. Once one sperm enters the egg, the egg immediately closes access to any other sperm. Egg and sperm dna combine, and cell division begins. ...Read more
Not a single agent: Pink eye is a general term that describes the pink irritation of the eye membranes during inflammation. It can be caused by allergies, a variety of bacteria, viruses, other infectious agents like chlamydia, chemicals like hair spray etc. Some use it specifically for bacterial disease but there is much diversity in agents involved. ...Read more
Plateletpheresis is: The removal of platelets by a continuous flow device. That is whole blood flows from the patient/donor. The blood is spun in a centrifuge, and the platelets are removed, with the wbcs, rbcs and plasma being returned. The most common circumstance is regular donors giving products to support leukemia and stem cell transplant patients. In cases of very high platelet counts this can be done. ...Read more
Cirrhosis: Cirrosis, chronic hepatitis, may cause artifically elevated B12 as the liver store vit B12 and also prodcue the proteins that bind vit B12 in the blood. If the liver is sick, it can not produce the binding proteins and when measured vit B12 appears as it is elevated, as only the un-bound form of vit B12 is measured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Renal function: Imaging of kidneys involves intravenous injection of tcmag3 , dtpa or dmsa, and lying on table for hour or more while imaged by gamma camera. Detection of urinary obstruction, congenital anomalies( absent kidney, horseshoe kidney), and renal hypertension, scarring from infection, sometime intrarenal cysts and masses, with subsequent correlative imaging. All tests can tell function of the kidneys. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not made by humans.: Humans do not make ellagic acid. It is found in some fruits and nuts. It's benefit to humans has not be proven in large well-designed studies. It has been fraudulently claimed to cure some cancers. See this article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellagic_acid Never buy a supplement that is now well-supported by good quality scientific research. ...Read more
2 reasons: Three seperate causes in my opinion. The first is almost no use of birth control (ie condoms). The second is that virtually all males are uncircumscribed. Hiv virus has an affinity for langerhans cells in the foreskin epithelium in males. Thirdly....The unavailability of HIV meds..So its an epidemic without the availability of treatment. ...Read more
What is a recessive genetic disease that results in the deterioration of the central nervous system in infancy?
CNS deterioration: Leukoencephalopathy.Get a more detailed answer ›
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