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What does tachypnea mean?

What does tachypnea mean?

Fast breathing: Tachy - fast. Pnea - breathing. Approximately more than 20 breaths per minute in adults. ...Read more

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What does "preemie" mean?

What does "preemie" mean?

A baby born early: Any baby born before 37 weeks is considered a "preemie" or premature baby. There is a huge range in how well preemies do, however, depending on how early they are. ...Read more

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What does having bronchiolitis mean?

What does having bronchiolitis mean?

Lower resp Infection: Bronchiolitis is an infection of the small breathing tubes (bronchioles) of the lungs. It's usually caused by a virus. The infection can cause swelling in those small airways, extra fluid production, and therefore making it hard for your baby to breath sometimes. It usually start with some mild cough and congestion that progressively worsens and can lead to fast breathing. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone is wheezing?

What does it mean when someone is wheezing?

Wheezing: Wheezing is caused by inflammation and narrowing of the airways of the lungs that causes distruption of airflow when you breath. It also makes oxygen delivery more difficult. It can be caused by infection, asthma, lung/chemical/environmental irritation, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have biphasic scoliosis?

What does it mean to have biphasic scoliosis?

This is not a formal: This term "biphasic" is not a normal term when used to describe a scoliosis. There are several different types of scoliosis classified on their causes (idiopathic, congenital, neuromuscular) & then we describe scoliosis based on its location and appearance on radiographs or x-ray(thoracic, thorcolumbar, lumbar, cervical, - single curve, double curve, major curve, minor curve, kyphoscoliosis, etc. ...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 "hypogastric" mean?

What does "hypogastric" mean?

Hypogastric: Hypogastric = lowest of the three median abdominal areas. ...Read more

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What does auscultate mean?

What does auscultate mean?

Listening to the bod: Auscultation is the technical term for what a physician does when he uses a stethoscope to listen to your body. Usually this is the chest to hear the heart and lungs but can also be used to hear sounds from other parts of the body. (mechanics also do this to listen to parts of a running engine.). The classic depiction of a physician is stethoscope in ears, and the other end on a patient. ...Read more

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What does hydrocephalus mean?

What does hydrocephalus mean?

Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus is a situation where there is too much water in the brain. Spinal fluid normally circulates around and within in the brain. If the amount increases beyond normal volumes then one can have hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Does goiter recur? What does that mean?

Does goiter recur? What does that mean?

Usually not: Hi. Usually once you have a goiter, it's there to stay. However, if the goiter is due to Graves' disease and you get treated with radioactive iodine, that'll using shrink the goiter. Hashimoto's goiters and non-toxic nodular goiters usually stay as-is. Nodular goiters need to be considered for possibility of thyroid cancer. ...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 levoscoliosis mean?

What does levoscoliosis mean?

Spine curve: It refers to a curve in the spine generally. It's significance depends on details, severity, but maximization of posture, and musculoskeletal spine performance are useful on prevention of future problems. ...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 it mean to have hyperinflated lungs? Does this mean that i'm going to die?

What does it mean to have hyperinflated lungs? Does this mean that i'm going to die?

Air trapping: Means you have air trapping disease. The degree and severity of it can be determined by a complete pulmonary function test, the fef25-75, fev1, dlco, mvo2 and cat scan thorax. The prognosis and morbidity will depend on these as well as the current cardiac status. Need to consult pulmonologist. ...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 cardiomyopathy mean?

What does cardiomyopathy mean?

Muscle disease : Cardio = heart. Myo = muscle. Opathy = poor function/disease. Therefore cardiomyopathy is a disease/poor function of cardiac muscle. ...Read more

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What does it mean to check sputum cs?

What does it mean to check sputum cs?

See below: Sputum is the mucus that you cough up. A culture means that the specimen (in this case sputum) is plated on a plate with growth medium and incubated to test for any bacteria (or fungi). The purpose is to see if an infection is causing an illness. If bacteria grows, it is identified with various reagents and then tested for antibiotic susceptibility for treatment purposes. ...Read more