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What exactly does gluten-free mean exactly?

What exactly does gluten-free mean exactly?

Means no gluten: Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat and related grains like rye and barleys. Gluten-free foods are foods that do not contain gluten. Persons with gluten sensitivity related illness might need to be on gluten-free diet. ...Read more

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What does flexing a joint mean exactly?

What does flexing a joint mean exactly?

See below: All joints have different types of movement. For instance, the elbow has only the ability to flex and extend. To flex the elbow, you bring the hand close to the shoulder. To extend the elbow, you straighten it out again. Flexing the hip brings the knee close to the belly, extending the hip straightens the leg out. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What does chondrocalinosis mean?

What does chondrocalinosis mean?

Cartilage calcifcat: Calcification within cartilage. Common causes are primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism, and hemochromatosis. This condition can cause an arthopathy called pseudogout. This condition is treated by colchiine and nsaids. But finding the cause is paramount! ...Read more

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What does fracture mean?

What does fracture mean?

Broken bone : A fracture is the medical term for a broken bone. This is defined as a disruption in the natural structure of the bone as a result of an acute injury, repetitive overloading or pathologic weakness of the bone. ...Read more

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What does pyelogram mean exactly?

What does pyelogram mean exactly?

A picture of pelvis: It is an x ray picture with dye of the pelvis of the kidneys, either from above or below. From above, dye is infused IV and filtered into kidneys (iv pyelogram) then goes to pelvis of kidneys which is the funnel connection bet a kidney and a ureter. From below means a urologist injects a dye upwards the ureter using a scope then takes the picture (ascending pyelogram). It shows stones or tumors. ...Read more

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What does thalassemia mean exactly?

What does thalassemia mean exactly?

Start with this link: There are several types. This is a good starting resource. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000587.htm ...Read more

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What does it mean to osteomyelitis?

What does it mean to osteomyelitis?

Bone infection: Osteomyelitis is infection in bone. Infections can reach bone via bloodstream or spreading from nearby tissue. Osteomyelitis can also begin in the bone itself if an injury exposes the bone to bacteria. ...Read more

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What does it mean when MRI is indeterminate?

What does it mean when MRI is indeterminate?

It means: That a definitive diagnosis cannot be provided. For example, in the case of liver mass the MRI may be indeterminate if it cannot discriminate between something benign and something cancerous. ...Read more

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What exactly does dialysis mean?

What exactly does dialysis mean?

Filter: Dialysis does the work of kidneys, acts like kidney filter. Removes the extra fluid and wastes, toxins that accumulate in the body. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your hips bruise?

What exactly does it mean when your hips bruise?

Hip bruise: Sounds like a contusion or ecchymosis. Usually comes from an injury or broken blood vessels. ...Read more

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What does it mean 1000mcg?

What does it mean 1000mcg?

1000 mcg = 1 mg: 1000mcg is 1000 micrograms, which is equal to 1mg or 1 milligram. Medicines are often measured in milligrams, but sometimes in micrograms. When keeping track of prescriptions, one should be sure to write down "mcg" or "mg" correctly. ...Read more

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What exactly does a diskogram tell?

What exactly does a diskogram tell?

Most: Important information from it is whether injection of the disk with contrast reproduces a patient's pain. Other information about cracks (fissures) in the disk and disk degeneration can also be provided. ...Read more

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What does lasik mean?

What does lasik mean?

LASIK : Lasik is a procedure that refers to the creation of a corneal flap, followed by laser to reshape the cornea. The flap is replaced. The goal is to improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses. ...Read more

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What does tlco mean? What does it measure?

What does tlco mean? What does it measure?

DLCO?: If your actually meant dlco, it measures how well oxygen is absorbed from the air you breathe into your blood stream and how well carbon dioxide is removed from your blood stream into the air you breathe out ... ...Read more

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What does it mean to have synovial sarcoma?

What does it mean to have synovial sarcoma?

It's a cancer: It usually occurs in the soft tissues near joints. Unlike other soft tissue sarcomas, that are painless, it can be painful. It is treated with surgery and radiation. Use of chemotherapy if the tumor hasn't spread is controversial. If the cancer spreads, it usually goes to the lungs. With proper treatment, chances of survival are quite good. ...Read more

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What does laminectomy signify?

What does laminectomy signify?

The back part: The lamina is the flat part of the bone on the back side of the spinal bone (vertebra) that helps form the channel for the sac containing the spinal cord (neck and mid back) and nerves (low back). Laminectomy removes all or almost all of this bone without removing the small joints (facets) next to it. Surgeons usually try to limit the amount removed without compromising the operation's goal. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your urinating blood?

Need a urgent check : Blood in the urine is a serious probelm. You need to go see a doctor right away. If you do not have a regualar doctor, you can go to an er where you will be examined and tested to find the cause of blood in your urine. A urologist may be requested to further evaluate your urinary passages to determine the cause/source of bleeding. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your knee gives out?

What exactly does it mean when your knee gives out?

Different causes: "giving out" or weakness of the knees can have different causes. These can include problems outside the knee joint itself (weak muscles for example) or inside the knee (torn ligaments or cartilage). See an orthopaedic surgeon to address your individual problem. ...Read more