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What does it mean if a doctor says an individual has blunted affect?

What does it mean if a doctor says an individual has blunted affect?

Stiff emotionless.: Stiff with less emotion during conversation of interview. The patient is minimally expressive. ...Read more

Blunted Affect (Definition)

Blunted affect = reduced emotional reactivity as shown through ...Read more


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What does it mean when a doctor says that clonazepam has a rebound effect?

What does it mean when a doctor says that clonazepam has a rebound effect?

Klonopin (clonazepam) rebound: Klonopin (clonazepam) rebound effect would be that a person starts on Klonopin (clonazepam) for a certain level of anxiety and then when the clonopin's withdrawn the level of anxiety is actually heightened even more because of the brain's inability to jott to adjust to the rapid change in neurotransmitter amounts needed to bring the system back to homeostasis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a person has a viral proliferation? What tests would show this?

What does it mean if a person has a viral proliferation? What tests would show this?

Viral proliferation: Viruses are not cells so they cannot multiply by themselves. They borrow the body cells and their metabolism ( protein formation and energetic mechanisms) in order to multiply. The process is complex ( such in case of influenza viruses, herpes viruses and HIV viruses). They change the levels of CD4 a popypeptide( protein) that functions as a receptors in the T- helper cells( form of blood cells) ...Read more

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What does it mean if a counselor says you have a cold stare and flat affect?

What does it mean if a counselor says you have a cold stare and flat affect?

Flat affect: Inability to express feelings, emotional numbness. It is more severe form of lack of motions called Blunted affect. Least severe is Restricted affect. Flat > Blunted > Restricted. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a person has good elasticity of artery?

What does it mean if a person has good elasticity of artery?

It is a good sign: The better your arterial elasticity is, the healthier your artery lining and arteries in general are. Also, good elasticity is a sign that you are less likely to develop high blood pressure and heart disease down the road. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a patient developed an enlarged liver after taking a drug?

What does it mean if a patient developed an enlarged liver after taking a drug?

Many ideas: It may well be unrelated. If the heart or lungs fail, the liver tends to enlarge because of extra blood. Acute drug hepatitis would usually render the person jaundiced as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a drug has poor solubility?

What does it mean if a drug has poor solubility?

Not easy to dissolv: Simply, drug solubility is a phenomenon where a drug gets dissolved into a liquid to spread evenly throughout the solution. So when a drug is not soluble in water, it might, instead, stay clumped together. When a drug has poor lipid solubility, it will not cross into cells or tissues. That may prevent it from being absorbed by the stomach or into different organs (like the brain). ...Read more

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When someone has had a stroke and it affects their judgment, what exactly does that mean?

When someone has had a stroke and it affects their judgment, what exactly does that mean?

Frontal disconnect: I can't answer for the whoever quoted that phrase to you but as a neurologist when someone says "judgment" was affected by a stroke it makes me think of impulsiveness, lack of concentration, or acting without considering consequences. If you'd like to share more information with me on this case write to me @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi and input Key Code PDXFNR to set up an appointment ...Read more

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What does it mean if a dr says your blood work is good, does that mean i'm not pregnant?

What does it mean if a dr says your blood work is good, does that mean i'm not  pregnant?

Good Blood work: It means the things that your doctor checked in the blood are in normal range. Ask if you had pregnancy checked in the blood. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have red patches on your heart in an echo gram?

What does it mean if you have red patches on your heart in an echo gram?

Computer coding: The computer in the echo machine is programmed to color code the signal. Blue is coded for blood moving towards the transducer. Red is moving away. Stippled and green indicate turbulence and high velocity. Red on an echo can be perfectly normal and will be interpreted by the cardiologist reading the study. Remember red doesn't mean that something is actually "red"! ...Read more

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What is Immunoglobulin A and what does it mean if a person's labs show an abnormally low amount?

What is Immunoglobulin A and what does it mean if a person's labs show an abnormally low amount?

Secretary: IgA is present mostly on the mucosal surface of the eyes, respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts . If it is the only immunoglobulin being low, it may not mean much since it occurs in a small percentage of otherwise healthy individuals. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a child has an extra chromosome?

What does it mean if a child has an extra chromosome?

A genetic accident: Human cells are supposed to have 23 chromosomes from father's sperm that pair up with 23 chromosomes from mother's egg. If either donation has an extra chromosome because of a genetic error, it is passed along to the fetus most common extra chromosomes in live births are on 13, 18 and 21. They cause unusual physical features, intellectual disability and, sometimes, organ malformations. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have an indeterminate axis on an ecg?

What does it mean if you have an indeterminate axis on an ecg?

Many reasons : Axis on an ECG refers to the direction ("vector") of the over all electrical forces generated during each heart beat, as seen from the body surface. It is automatically calculated by the ECG machine, but sometimes the machine can't compute the axis, and it is labeled "indeterminate". It may or may not reflect underlying heart disease, so please have the ECG checked by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if someone has a papilloma by their eye. Is it dangerous?

What does it mean if someone has a papilloma by their eye. Is it dangerous?

not dangerous: A papilloma usually occurs on top of the eyelid and is the result of something underneath it, in the eyelid, that causes it to grow. If left to grow, it can get large enough to impede vision when looking down. Sometimes they resolve without any treatment, or with warm moist packs applied for an hour or more they can sometimes resolve without surgery. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a person is on life support?

What does it mean if a person is on life support?

Life Support: Life support is the utilization of external source (s) to function for a vital organ or organs so that one may continue to live. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a newborn has pneumopericardium?

What does it mean if a newborn has  pneumopericardium?

Air surrounds heart: The pericardium is a sac of tissue surrounding the heart. Rarely air can become trapped between the sac and heart itself. This can be severe and life threatening. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a mildly inflamed sed rate? Doctor said nothing to worry about ! Is this true!

Yes: MANY, MANY things can affect your sed rate. If truly mildly elevated and no other problems, I would not worry. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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What does it mean if a child uses unknown words?

What does it mean if a child uses unknown words?

Please clarify: What do you mean by unknown words? Did you mean foreign language that you child may have picked up from his environment or tv or people around him? How old is your child ? ...Read more