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What is the definition of a psychopath?

What is the definition of a psychopath?

Complex : Complex question to answer briefly. Lack of conscience/guilt and manipulation of others, are hallmark features. Many are charming. Psychopaths can be violent but the majority are not. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a neurological impairment?

What is the definition of a neurological impairment?

Brad questions: neurologic impairement is usually manifested with mood memory and behavior. It also has wide range of neurocognitive impairement ...Read more

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What is the standard definition of a history of habitual abortion and what is the workup?

What is the standard definition of a history of habitual abortion and what is the workup?

>3 Losses. MD Eval: 3 or more losses. The evaluation involves blood tests (basic labs, antiphospholipid antibody, exclusion of thyroid disease or diabetes), evaluation for genetic issues, uterine (womb) abnormalities, and sometimes, the cause is not known. An evaluation by a physician with experience in this area is important as some causes can be corrected and/or treated. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a neurological disorder?

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What is the definition of a neurological disorder?

Neurological dis.: Diseases of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves), such as Strokes, Seizures, Migraines, etc. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of an addiction versus a habit?

What is the medical definition of an addiction versus a habit?

Addiction: By definition being addicted to a medication or other substance, like alcohol or drugs, means that you have either developed tolerance or withdrawals to it. tolerance means that you need more of the substance to get the same effect. Withdrawal means that if you stop the substance you have physical symptoms that may be life threatening. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of a psychopath?

What is the medical definition of a psychopath?

No conscience: Little to no conscience or sense of right and wrong, inability to empathize with others, a tendency to objectify people around them, longstanding pre-adolescent troubles with authority figures and the law, an in difference to social mores, impulsivity, manipulates others,and cruelty to people and animals that goes back to childhood,. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of a vasectomy?

What is the medical definition of a vasectomy?

Here are some...: Vasectomy is a surgical procedure to block sperms-transporting tubes (vas deferens) from testes to the outside into vagina so to render men sterile (for no sperms in semen anymore), which is done via a ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of a specialist?

Medical specialist: Medical specialist = a physician who has completed residency training in a specific branch of medicine. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of an addict?

What is the medical definition of an addict?

There really isn't 1: because "addict" is not a medical term, and actually our field is coming around to eliminate the words "addict' and "alcoholic" from our vocabularies. The formal term for the disorder is "substance use disorder," where you put the drug involved up front - like "alcohol use disorder" or "opiate use disorder." There are 11 criteria, and if 7 or more present, that is a "severe" disorder= addiction. ...Read more

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What is the function of a phonocardiograph?

What is the function of a phonocardiograph?

Phonocardiograph: Today the main function of this machine is to remind us old cardiolologists of when we were young. It records heart sounds and their timing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cirrhosis of the liver?

What is the definition or description of: Cirrhosis of the liver?

Cirrhosis liver: Cirrhosis of the liver is a disease in which there is wide-spread scarring in the liver. ...Read more

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What is the process of a renal scintigraphy?

What is the process of a renal scintigraphy?

Renal function: Imaging of kidneys involves intravenous injection of tcmag3 , dtpa or dmsa, and lying on table for hour or more while imaged by gamma camera. Detection of urinary obstruction, congenital anomalies( absent kidney, horseshoe kidney), and renal hypertension, scarring from infection, sometime intrarenal cysts and masses, with subsequent correlative imaging. All tests can tell function of the kidneys. ...Read more

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What is the definition of addiction?

What is the definition of addiction?

Complex: This is a difficult to answer in 400 characters. I would say that addiction is defined by the behavior that surrounds drug using behavior. This is different than simple tolerance and dependence. An individual can be dependent upon a drug without having an addiction. Therefore, addiction is more related to the cravings, manipulation, fantasies, motivations, etc. of a substance. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of alcoholism?

What is the definition or description of alcoholism?

Alcoholism: Visibly, it is continuing to drink in ways that are "out of control" despite negative consequences.It is a metabolic disorder where alcohol is not processed normally. Over time tolerance develops, (it takes more to get the desired effect). In later stages there are often withdrawal symptoms when you stop, but not always. Many relapse after abstaining for a while, esp. Without a support group. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a learning disability?

What is the definition of a learning disability?

Academic weakness: A learning disability is a weakness in an academic skill such as reading = dyslexia, math=dyscalculia, organization, time management=executive function disorder ...Read more

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What is the significance of a dni form?

What is the significance of a dni form?

Keeping comfortable: Some individuals do not want anything invasively while in the hospital due to either individual's choice or preference or due to chronic irreversible conditions. ...Read more

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What is the official definition of celiac disease and what is the range of symptoms?

What is the official definition of celiac disease and what is the range of symptoms?

Celiac disease: Also called gluten intolerance or gluten-sensitive enteropathy is a disease in which the villi of the small intertines are damaged by an abnormal immune response to a grain protein (gluten) present in wheat, rye, barley and oats. Damage to villi results in malabsorbtion of nutrients and result in belly pain, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, wgt. Loss, poor growth, dermatitis herpetiformis & more. ...Read more