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What is the meaning when a nutrient is considered essential?

What is the meaning when a nutrient is considered essential?

Nutrients: An essential nutrient is a nutrient that the body needs, but cannot manufacture in an adequate amount. The body has many chemical reactions that occur and often these reactions require the nutrients in some manner. Deficiencies of these nutrients can lead to serious illness. Some examples include: vitamin c (scurvy); vitamin d (rickets); thiamine (beriberi); Niacin (pellagra). ...Read more

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What is anteroseptal infraction means, what is its risk?

What is anteroseptal infraction means, what is its risk?

Heart Attack: Myocardial infarction is the medical name for a heart attack. Antero-septal refers to a region of the heart. An asmi (antero-septal myocardial infarction) can cause considerable permanent heart damage as this would likely involve a large area of heart muscle. Optimally, treatment such as angioplasty would be performed within a very few hours to minimize long-term consequences. ...Read more

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What is a tumor that is cancerous called? And what is a medical term that means "to die"?

What is a tumor that is cancerous called? And what is a medical term that means "to die"?

Cancerous: Cancerous of course is a term itself, denoting...Cancer. Depending on the biopsy diagnosis, the cancer may be named by it's tissue diagnosis, for example basal cell cancer, or squamus cell cancer. Not all tumors are cancerous, etc. The biopsy will determine pathology. To expire, is a medical term referring to when a patient dies (the pt "expired" after a long fight with lung cancer). ...Read more

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What is the meaning of hiperviskositas for sperm? Is it normal?

What is the meaning of hiperviskositas for sperm? Is it normal?

Its complicated: Hyperviscosity of semen is assessed on semen analysis 30 to 60 minutes after it is produced. After it liquifies, kind of like the opposite of epoxy glue where two liquids become solid, if the semen pours too thick then the viscosity is elevated. This is very rare, often misdiagnosed and may be due to the absence of certain enzymes in the semen. ...Read more

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What is breadwinner sign?

Not know about it: I would like to know the context of this usage. ...Read more

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My liver is enlarged. It is 19 cm. Does that mean something is wrong?

My liver is enlarged. It is 19 cm. Does that mean something is wrong?

Maybe: Big span even if you're a big person. If your span is just big because you have a riedel's lobe (liver shapes are quite variable), it's nothing. If your liver is diffusely enlarged, i'd be seriously concerned -- especially about the metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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What is pretibial edama and what does it mean?

What is pretibial edama and what does it mean?

?Hyperthyroid: Pre-tibial edema can be part of general edema due to heart failure, low protein etc. However, a special case of pre-tibial myxedema is seen in some patients with hyperactivity of thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Location of placenta is fundal. Grade 2. What does that mean. Is that normal?

Location of placenta is fundal. Grade 2. What does that mean. Is that normal?

Top of uterus: Fundal means the top of your uterus. A fundal placenta means it is located at the top which is normal. Placental grading is somewhat controversial. Most radiologist and perinatologists do not use this system. Grade 2 placentas at 25 weeks may or may not be normal. You will need to discuss the details with the doctor who performed the sonogram or is managing your pregnancy ...Read more

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What is the significance of saying that osteomyelitis is a "focal infection"?

What is the significance of saying that osteomyelitis is a "focal infection"?

Localized to 1 place: It means that it's an infection of a specific, localized part of the body (in this case, bone) rather than a generalized infection. ...Read more

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Heart: what is the history of atrium, i mean why is it called atrium?

Heart: what is the history of atrium, i mean why is it called atrium?

Latin: Atrium is latin for a welcoming or reception room which leads to other rooms - which is exactly what the cardiac atrium is. (it "welcomes" the blood returning from the lungs into the left atrium or the whole body into the right atrium, collects it, and ushers it into the ventricles.). ...Read more

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What is considered high my daughter is 22 was pregnant and duplicate is 0.04. What does this mean?

What is considered high my daughter is 22 was pregnant and duplicate  is 0.04. What does this mean?

Can't answer: I'm sorry, I need more information. What is the lab test that you are referring to? Please ask again with more info! ...Read more

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What is t3u mean? And what is high t3u mean?

What is t3u mean? And what is high t3u mean?

It means: Resin uptake of tri-iodo thyronine. It means you are possibly hyperthyroid, but it depends on the rest of your thyroid function tests, such as total and free t4. Confused? This is a complicated set of tests to interpret, so ask your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of term RA factor? What is the normal range?

What is the meaning of term RA factor? What is the normal range?

RA test: This test measures rheumatoid factor, which is an antibody in the blood that's present in many people with ra. It is not absolutely diagnostic as it is only positive is 70-80% RA patients. A positive test may also indicate a different rheumatologic disorder. The normal range is determined by the lab and is usually <10, when measured in units. ...Read more

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What is polipsis?

What is polipsis?

Polyposis?: Maybe i'm missing the mark, but i wonder if you are thinking about polyposis. There is a condition called "familial polyposis" where people get hundreds of polyps (growths) in their colon. It is considered to be associated with a high risk for cancer, and it's hereditary. If this applies to your family, you may be advised to have a colonoscopy 10 years earlier than the usual 50 years of age. ...Read more

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What is loopus?

What is loopus?

Lupus is a multi: Lupus is a multisystem disease in which the body reacts to itself. It can affect a variety of body systems. ...Read more

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Report(chest) is cardiothoracic ratio is increased. Aorta is unfolded. Please tell me is it serious comdition?

Report(chest) is cardiothoracic ratio is increased. Aorta is unfolded. Please tell me is it serious comdition?

Cardiothoracic: Some times people are born with unfolded aorta. It is not serious. This could be the reason cardiothoracic ratio increased. But make sure there is no cardiomegalyu (enlarged heart). I suggest you to get heart ultrasound (echo). ...Read more

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My wife is told after a echocardiography that ""interatrial septum appears aneurysmal"" what is that mean?

My wife is told after a echocardiography that ""interatrial septum appears aneurysmal"" what is that mean?

Prob. normal variant: The intraatrial septum is the divider between the left and right atria (top chambers of heart). There is normally a hole there in fetal development that closes in infancy in most people. About 1% of the population has some part of that hole remaining. A floppy ias is associated with higher frequency of this residual hole, but is not diagnostic. Unless history of stroke, prob. Nothing to do. ...Read more

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