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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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What is the definition of pneumonia in community?

What is the definition of pneumonia in community?

Aquired by somone: Community acquired pneumonia is a lung infection that one acquires out in the community - you catch it from someone out there who gives you the bug that causes it. ...Read more

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What is the definition of intussusception?

What is the definition of intussusception?

Bowel obstruction: When bowel telescopes into bowel this is an intussusception. Examples include colon into colon, small bowel into colon or colon into small bowel or small bowel into small bowel. This leads to an intestinal obstruction with symptoms of pain, vomiting and currant jelly stools or blood in the stools. ...Read more

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What is the definition of hiv/aids?

What is the definition of hiv/aids?

See below: Hiv means infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. Aids means acquired immunodificiency syndrome and means infection with the HIV virus and an opportunistic infection or a cd4 lymphocyte count of less than 200 cells/mm3. ...Read more

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What is the definition of seizure?

What is the definition of seizure?

Episode of altered: Consciousness. This can involve full loss of consciousness, loss of awareness with amnesia, or variations. A focal motor or sensory seizure however, may preserve awareness and just involve local area if it does not generalize. More than one seizure would be c/w epilepsy. ...Read more

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What is the definition of spastic laryngitis?

What is the definition of   spastic laryngitis?

Spasmodic dysphonia: You may be speaking about "spasmodic dysphonia" which is a disease of the communication between the brain and the nerves to the voicebox. This disorder is best diagnosed by a physician but you can find samples of how those with it sound online, i'm sure. Either way, any one with 'spastic laryngitis' sounds like they need an expert in voice. ...Read more

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What is the definition of nephrology?

What is the definition of nephrology?

Kidney doctors. : Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the kidneys and renal function. ...Read more

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What is the definition of vertigo?

What is the definition of vertigo?

Spinning: Vertigo /?v??(?)t??o?/ (from the latin vert? "a whirling or spinning movement"[1]) is a subtype of dizziness, where there is a feeling of motion when one is stationary.[2] the symptoms are due to an asymmetric dysfunction of the vestibular system in the inner ear.[2] it is often associated with nausea and vomiting as well as a balance disorder, causing difficulties standing or walking. ...Read more

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What is the definition of commissurotomy?

What is the definition of commissurotomy?

Surgery : It is the cutting of the commissures - (the pathologically fused leaflets of the mitral valve as occurs in rheumatic heart disease) so that the leaflets are free to open and close normally. ...Read more

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What is the definition of "picoscopic?"

10*-12 :: Smaller than micro (-3) and nano (-9)..The newest class of transistors.....It's a small world after all. ...Read more

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What is the definition or meaning of aorta?

What is the definition or meaning of aorta?

Main artery: It's the largest and main artery coming of the left ventricle/heart . It gives branches to the heart , brain and all organs in the body. ...Read more

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What is the definition of blepharospasm?

What is the definition of blepharospasm?

Eyelind contraction: Blepharospasm refers to an involuntary twitching or spasm of the eyelid muscles, and sometimes the facial muscles around the eye. Localized twitching of the lids is often caused by stress and fatigue, and usually resolves on its own. More substantial spasms causing uncontrollable lid closure might require treatment with botox. Spams extending well into the face and neck may be more serious. ...Read more

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What is the definition of shock?

What is the definition of shock?

Supply & demand: Shock occurs when blood flow isn't enough to meet the body's energy needs. Usually, the blood pressure and/or output of the heart is low-the tissues of the body don't get enough oxygen due to inadequate blood flow/perfusion. Sometimes, if the energy requirements of the body are high (hypermetabolic), then seemingly normal supply just isn't enough to meet the demand. ...Read more

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What is the definition of the term "hamartoneoplastic"?

What is the definition of the term "hamartoneoplastic"?

Hamartoneoplastic": " Hamartomas are benign malformations presenting as an excess of normal tissue within the tissue of origin." " The hamartomatous syndromes are usually associated with other neural, cutaneous, skeletal, or developmental malformations. " See: ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of tuberculosis??

What is the symptoms of tuberculosis??

Symptoms: Cough, weight loss, night sweats and shortness of breath. see your MD and get a chest X-ray and a ppd placed. ...Read more

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