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What Is Co2
Another contrast: Co2 gas is used as the contrast agent rather than iodinated dye. It is usually reserved for people with allergic history to iodinated dye or poor renal function. This agent cannot be used in all blood vessels. It is a good agent when indicated but should only be used by a trained specialist familiar with the use of this material. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Phenylalanine: It's an amino acid. Read up on phenylketonuria. Generally, when you're a student, avoid the words "associated with" and if possible teachers who use them. It's good to have you visiting us on healthtap; best wishes. ...Read more
I am not sure: What i found online is that herb vaporizers are for smoking or inhaling marijuana through a vaporizer. Vaporizers in general are steam based machines that provide vaporized hot water in tho the air with or without aromatherapy oils to improve congestion and coughing. Seems herb vaporizers are for illegal use of marijuana and maybe other herbs.... ...Read more
Interstitial lung...: Disease or ild is a disease of the lungs. Most common causes occupational and environmental exposures, drug-induced, radiation-induced, and may be seen due to autoimmune conditions and other known and unknown causes. Symptoms vary but commonly include cough & shortness of breath. A pulmonologist should be consulted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definition: Chronic obstructive airway disease same as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and same as chronic obstructive lung disease which will encompass the gamut of all airways diseases as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and bronchiolitis in the real sense of the definition. ...Read more
Benign fatty lesion: Most fatty lesions appearing in skin or in mesentery of bowel are benign lipomas. As they enlarge they can convert to a malignant liposarcoma. lipoadenoma. A benign circumscribed proliferation of glands and fat, the most common of which is the functionally hyperactive parathyroid lipoadenoma.. These are best treated by resecton ...Read more
TIA: Tia happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit - weakness, numbness, visual deficit or difficulty with speech. While TIA usually resolves, it indicates that there is a problem with your heart or blood vessels that can cause another TIA or stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There are many types of autism presentations as well as inheritance. For some indiv there are actually identified genetic abn(pku untreated is autism), some inheritance is of genetics for abnormal enzyme function, (poor digestion of certain proteins)for many at most a vulnerability is inherited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congenital malformat: Uncommon, hamartomatous, congenital malformations of the lymphatic system that involve the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Small number of vesicles on the skin at birth or shortly after. In subsequent years, they tend to increase in number, and the area of skin involved continues to expand. ...Read more
Kidney pebbles: This is about calcium deposits (hopefully small) in the tissue of the kidney. Your doctor will either refer you or treat you and perhaps find a reason that it developed to prevent a recurrence. Work w/ them to correct it and I hope it goes easily. It's not likely to be terrible, but it requires treatment. Best! ...Read more
Complicated: The smn2 gene provides instructions for making the survival motor neuron (smn) protein. The smn protein is found throughout the body, with high levels in the spinal cord. This protein is particularly important for the maintenance of specialized nerve cells called motor neurons, which are located in the spinal cord and the part of the brain that is connected to the spinal cord (the brainstem). Moto. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical management: A "bruit" is noise transmitted from turbulent flow. The most common cause of a bruit is atherosclerosis either in the chest arteries or neck arteries. A fair number of healthy people can have a benign bruit due to turbulent flow. A few tests - carotid ultrasound, ankle brachial index can establish if there is atherosclerosis. If you do have atherosclerosis, medical management, no smoking is key. ...Read more
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