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Restore Body Balance: Omm is osteopathic manipulative medicine, practiced by dos. Omm looks at the body as a whole, how all the parts are interconnected & how that concept can used to treat disorders. Omm can be used to put misaligned bones in place (kind of like a chiropractor), relieve tense/spasmed muscles, keep body fluids (blood, lymph, stool) flowing, just to name a few. Goal of omm-restore the body's balance. ...Read more
Context is key: Mcs is used in several ways in medicine. My guess is that you're referring to multiple chemical sensitivities, a condition in which people are allergic to a wide array of common substances in the environment. However, it is an acronym that could stand for other terms as well. ...Read more
What is crb?
Capillary Refill...: Brisk — the process whereby blood returns to a portion of the capillary system after its blood supply has been interrupted briefly. Capillary refilling is tested by pressing firmly on a fingernail and estimating the time required for blood to return after pressure is released. In a normal person with good cardiac output and digital perfusion, capillary refilling should take less than 3 seconds. ...Read more
PLMD=: Periodic limb movement disorder, a sleep disorder in which a patient moves his/her limbs involuntarily during sleep (unlike restless leg syndrome, which can occur while awake). Diagnosis is made by an overnight sleep study (polysomnogram). A variety of meds are used to treat the condition, but at present there is no cure. Avoiding caffeine (as well as chemically related chocolate) is recommended. ...Read more
A type of staph: Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus — this is a bacterium. It is a type of bacteria called staph, that has been tested in a laboratory to see what antibiotics may or may not kill it. If it is truly mrsa, this means many of the usual antibiotics used may not work to clear up this bacteria. You can't just look at the pus or source and now it is MRSA — it has to be tested in a lab. ...Read more
Periodic movement of: Periodic limb movement disorder is unique because the random movements occur during sleep--all other movement disoders occur during wakefullness. It is first descibe in 1953 and termed nocturnal myoclonus, but this is not deemed accurate and so changed to plmd. The true cause is not known, but some associatons with anemia, thyroid disease, and pregnancy etc. If bothersomes, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more