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What does hemacretosis means?

What does hemacretosis means?

No such term: You probably mean hemochromatosis which is a disorder that results from an excess of iron in the body. ...Read more

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Pancreatitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


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What does it mean to have duodenitis?

What does it mean to have duodenitis?

Inflammation: Duodenitis means inflammation of the first part of the small intestine, where your stomach empties. This is common and can be acid related, due to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, etc), infection or celiac disease to name a few. ...Read more

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What does cholestasis mean?

What does cholestasis mean?

Bile flow: Usually means disruption (slowing or blockage) of bile flow from the liver. ...Read more

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Anions high what does it mean ?

Anions high what does it mean ?

Anion Gap?: "The anion gap is the difference between primary measured cations (sodium Na+ and potassium K+) and the primary measured anions (chloride Cl- and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) HCO3-) in serum. This test is most commonly performed in patients who present with altered mental status, unknown exposures, acute renal failure, and acute illnesses." (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2087291-overview) ...Read more

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What does it mean to have multiple steatocystoma?

What does it mean to have multiple steatocystoma?

Skin disorder: Steatocystoma multiplex is a disorder in which multiple yellow or skin-colored sebum-filled cysts are found on the trunk, upper arms, or chest. It can be confused with acne vulgaris and is included in the differential diagnosis of acne. It can be autosomal dominant in inheritance or sporadic. ...Read more

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What does agammaglobulinemia mean?

What does agammaglobulinemia mean?

No IgG: Disease of plasma cells or b cells in which inadequate ( very low or none) amounts of antibodies (globulin) of the gamma type are produced. The cause is primarily an x linked genetic mutation. ...Read more

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What does ''sub-acute'' appendicitis means?

What does ''sub-acute'' appendicitis means?

Sub-acute Appendix: Usually, appendicitis is an acute event which develops suddenly and progresses rapidly. In subacute appendicitis, the onset is not as intense. Sub-acute appendicitis may actually get better on its own resulting in a chronic inflammation of the appendix. ...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 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 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 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 having hyperlipidemia mean?

What does having hyperlipidemia mean?

See below.: Hyperlipidemia refers to elevated cholesterol and/or elevated triglycerides and low HDL (good cholesterol). These abnormalities are important because the increase the risk of developing vascular disease over time. They are especially important in patients with other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, cigarette smoking and family history of premature heart disease. ...Read more

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What does autoimmune mean? 

What does autoimmune mean? 

Body attacks itself: In autoimmune disease your immune system attacks your own body. This causes serious problems like colitis, thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis & lupus. There are often genetic predispositions but there is growing evidence that microbes and environmental toxins such as molds, heavy metals & pesticides play a key role. A well-written book on this is http://www.Donnajacksonnakazawa.Com/blog/?Page_id=7. ...Read more

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What does it mean if heart hurts?

What does it mean if heart hurts?

Physically or emotio: Physically it means that the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen but emotionally the heart can be strained too by more complex mechanism ( the broken heart syndrome). ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if my triglyceride is low?

What exactly does it mean if my triglyceride is low?

Means: It is lower than the normal adult range. It could indicate a low carb diet, intense exercise, use of medications that lower your triglycerides or poor nutritional status ...Read more

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What does it mean to have hepatitis a?

What does it mean to have hepatitis a?

Viral illness: It is a viral illness that affects the liver, you can turn yellow, and it can give you stomach discomfort and diarrhea. Some people don't even noticed when they got it. ...Read more

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What does hyperproteinemia mean?

What does hyperproteinemia mean?

Context: The only cause for an increased total serum Albumin is dehydration. If there is a clone of tumor cells making an abnormal globulin, the total protein in the blood may be elevated and you need to find out whether this is the case. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does high bilirubin mean and what damage ?

What does high bilirubin mean and what damage ?

Depending on levels.: Bilirubin is a by-product of blood cell breakdown which every living-human has. Small amount is normal, but too much can be toxic to the developing brain. Level of 14 or more in preterm and 17 in fullterm baby is concerning and needs medical attention. Feed the baby--as much as possible, more feeding, faster resolution of jaundice. Consult and follow up with doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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What does elevated liver enzymes mean if I have gallstones?

What does elevated liver enzymes mean if I have gallstones?

Depends: I do not know which liver functions are elevated. Sometimes gallstones can cause elevated liver tests. Stones in the bule duct can cause yellow jaundice. Sometimes the liver tests are elevated from fatty liver or medications or a viral illness & not related to gallstones. Your doctor needs to review the results with you. ...Read more