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What does general anesthesia mean?

What does general anesthesia mean?

Fully unconscious: General anesthesia means you will be completely asleep, unable to respond to commands, unable to feel, hear or remember, and usually will have some kind of breathing device placed in your airway (throat). An anesthesiologist will monitor you closely and give you medications to keep you "asleep" and comfortable, keep you alive while operating on you, and most importantly wake you up! ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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What does bmp mean in dentistry?

What does bmp mean in dentistry?

Bone Morphogenic Pro: Many Dental Implants uses Bone Morphogenetic Proteins to heal bone & eliminate the need for bone graft harvesting from other parts of the body. ...Read more

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What does bmp mean in dentistry?

What does bmp mean in dentistry?

Bmp's: BMP stands for Bone Morphogenic Proteins. These are found in red blood cells and promote bone growth. BLood can be extracted via an IV from a patient, put in a centrifuge to get the red blood cells out and used in several oral surgery procedures to enhance bone growth (speed it up) when referring to bone grafts and implant placement. It is a costly procedure, but works well ...Read more

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What does prophylaxis mean in dentistry?

What does prophylaxis mean in dentistry?

Tooth Cleaning: Tooth cleaning is referred to as prophylaxis or prophy. The reason for the name is that it's done to "prevent" or minimize chances of tooth disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean by complement activation?

What does it mean by complement activation?

Complement : Is a series of immune proteins that are usually cause a "chain reaction" of events that lead to inflammation and when activated by infection, hormonal changes, etc., it will cause this chain reaction to start aka complement activation. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have synesthesia?

Crossed wires: Synesthesia is a condition in which sensory signals "get crossed, " and signals from one sensory system are interpreted as coming from another. For example, some synasthetics will "see" sounds, or "hear" colors. ...Read more

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What does the term vin mean when referring to cancer?

What does the term vin mean when referring to cancer?

VIN: Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (vin) is dysplasia of the vulva. The grades, assigned by the pathologist when microscopically examining vulvar biopsy specimens, are vin 1 (mild squamous dysplasia), vin 2 (moderate squamous dysplasia), and vin 3 (severe squamous dysplasia). Vin 2 and 3 have the highest risk of progression to invasive squamous cell carcinoma if left untreated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when they say absence of reflexes?

What does it mean when they say absence of reflexes?

This means: Each nerve in the legs and arm supply certain muscles, when the reflex of that muscle is absent this means the nerve is injured. ...Read more

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What does "k abrasion" mean in medical terms?

What does "k abrasion" mean in medical terms?

Corneal scratch: K refers to 'kerato' which is medical terminology for the corneal. A k abrasion is a scratch or defect of the cornea, usually from trauma. ...Read more

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But what does surrogacy involve?

But what does surrogacy involve?

Someone carries baby: A selected female will carry your embryo and deliver the baby on your behalf. Its a good tool for someone who had hysterectomy or issues with uterus and can't carry baby but can produce eggs ...Read more

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What does the term "hospitalist" mean exactly?

What does the term "hospitalist" mean exactly?

Hospitalist.: A Hospitalist is a hospital-based Internist. A specialist in the acute management of a hospitalized patient. ...Read more

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What does it mean to allay?

What does it mean to allay?

Allay: is to decrease someone's worries or fears ...Read more

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What does "wfl" mean in medical terms?

Usually: "within function limits"...but depending on where the notation is, it could mean something entirely different. ...Read more

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What is miltiple scrorosis what does it mean

What is miltiple scrorosis what does it mean

?multiple sclerosis?: Is that what you meant?.. If so, ms is an autoimmune mediated disorder occurring in approx 400, 000 americans, where there is an inflammatory attack on the myelin coverings of the nerves in brain and spinal cord. Typical symptoms involve loss of vision, double vision, weakness, incoordination, loss of balance, numbness, pain, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue and problems with bowel and bladder. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a nervous breakdown?

What does it mean to have a nervous breakdown?

The term "nervous breakdown" is sometimes used to describe a stressful situation in which someone becomes temporarily unable to function normally in day-to-day life: It's commonly understood to occur when life's demands become physically and emotionally overwhelming. The term was frequently used in the past to cover a variety of mental disorders, but it's used less often today. Nervous breakdown isn't a medical term, however, nor does it indicate a specific mental illness. But that doesn't mean it's a normal or a healthy response to stress. A nervous breakdown may indicate an underlying mental health problem that needs attention, such as depression or anxiety. Signs of a nervous breakdown vary from person to person and depend on the underlying cause. Exactly what constitutes a nervous breakdown also varies from one culture to another. Generally, it's understood to mean that a person is no longer able to function normally. For example, he or she may: Call in sick to work for days or longer, Avoid social engagements and miss appointments, Have trouble following healthy patterns of eating, sleeping and hygiene. A number of other unusual or dysfunctional behaviors may be considered signs and symptoms of a nervous breakdown. If you're concerned that you're experiencing a nervous breakdown, get help. If you have a primary care doctor, talk to him or her about your signs and symptoms or seek help from a mental health provider. ...Read more

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What exactly does "nonspecific" mean in an upper endoscopy?

What exactly does "nonspecific" mean in an upper endoscopy?

Endoscopy: All that "nonspecific" means is that there were not findings that demonstrated a specific diagnosis. This does not mean that there was nothing wrong, it just means that there was nothing found to point in a definite direction. You may need more testing or a trial of medicine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does grans electrons, and what does it mean if they are high?

What does grans electrons, and what does it mean if they are high?

Totally Greek to me: Good evening. I am a neurologist and I must admit the term you are using is COMPLETELY FOREIGN to me...I even tried looking at it phonetically in case you had miswritten something....you got me scratchin' my head. Can you provide more detail? Is this from a report? You may write me a note and I'll be happy to investigate it for you: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Upload report to me please. ...Read more