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What does the abbreviation CHF mean?

What does the abbreviation CHF mean?

CHF: Congestive heart failure. As a simple explanation one can say this is a condition in which the heart has difficulty providing blood flow to the tissues and organs of the body. The heart muscle is usually weak, too stiff, or both. ...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 the term erythematosus mean?

What does the term erythematosus mean?

Spelling?: Erythematous means red, usually because the little arteries are dilated because of inflmamation. Erythematosus is an adjective for the common type of lupus, literally (if somewhat strangely) "the red wolf". ...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 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 a highly elevated antinuclear antibody result mean exactly? Does it mean sle?

What does a highly elevated antinuclear antibody result mean exactly? Does it mean sle?

Not necessarily: In addition to sle a positive ana(antinuclear antibody) can be seen in a number of medical conditions, secondary to certain medications, and in otherwise healthy individuals. Therefore a positive ANA does not necessarily indicate the presence of sle. ...Read more

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What does "polymyositis" mean?

What does "polymyositis" mean?

Muscle inflammation: Polymyositis means inflammation of multiple msles in the body. It is a disease by itself, associated with other diseases such as rheumatologic disorders and even some cancers. ...Read more

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What does non-specific pneumonitis mean?

What does non-specific pneumonitis mean?

It means...: ...That it does not look like any particular recognizable type. Most viral pneumonitis, as well as mycoplasma, have a nonspecific appearance on xray, while pneumococcal pneumonia usually looks like a slice of pie. ...Read more

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What does the diffuse mean in arthralgias?

What does the diffuse mean in arthralgias?

Major and minor jts.: Arthralgias means pain without obvious swellin of the involved joints.Arthitis is both pain as well as inflammatory swelling of joints. Diffuse arthralgias include pain from major joints like shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle joints involvement as well as minor joints like finger joints, toe joints, foot joints, spine joints involvement and causing pain in those regions. Rheumatic fever has both. ...Read more

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What does the medical abbreviation tiaas mean?

What does the medical abbreviation tiaas mean?

TIAs: A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow) – either focal brain, spinal cord or retinal – without acute infarction (tissue death). Tias have the same underlying cause as strokes: a disruption of cerebral blood flow (cbf), and are frequently referred to as mini-strokes. No tiaas found. Sorry. ...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 critical condition exactly mean?

What does critical condition exactly mean?

Unstable vital signs: Which includes primarily bp/heart rate/ oxygen. When any of these parameters are outside normal range patient is in critical state. There could be several causes including bleeding, heart attack, stroke, pneumonia few common conditions. ...Read more

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What does hypointense mean to the renal cortex mean?

What does hypointense mean to the renal cortex mean?

Maybe: Did you mean hypotension? This can cause pow blood flow to the =kidney which could cause damage to you kidney ...Read more

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Eosinophilia ---what does that mean ?

Eosinophilia ---what does that mean ?

Eosinophils: Increase in the number of eosinophils that are in your blood. These cells can be brought out by certain infections, allergies, or for somewhat unknown reasons. Eosinophilia can be problematic when the eosinophil count is above a certain level. ...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 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