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    Diabetes Mellitus

    Diabetes Mellitus
    Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Diabetes can be associated with serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications. h4. Types of diabetes Type 1 diabetes was previously called ...
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    Meningococcal Disease (Meningitis)

    h4. What is meningitis? Meningitis is an infection of the fluid of a person's spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain. People sometimes refer to it as spinal meningitis. Meningitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Knowing whether meningitis is caused by a virus or bacterium is important because the severity of illness and the treatment ...
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    Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis
    Osteoporosis (oss-tee-oh-puh-ro-sis) is a condition that means your bones are weak, and you’re more likely to break a bone. Since there are no symptoms, you might not know your bones are getting weaker until you break a bone! A broken bone can really affect a woman’s life. It can cause disability, pain, or loss of independence. It can make it harder ...
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    Signs of Depression

    Signs of Depression
    In any given one-year period, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 20.9 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness. Not everyone who is depressed or manic experiences every symptom. Some people experience a few symptoms, some many. Severity of symptoms varies with individuals and also varies over time. h4. Depression * Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood * Feelings ...
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    Depression

    Depression
    In any given 1-year period, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 20.9 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness5 The economic cost for this disorder is high, but the cost in human suffering cannot be estimated. Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal functioning and cause pain and suffering not only to those who have a disorder, but also to ...
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    Buspirone

    h4. Why is this medication prescribed? Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses. h4. How should this medicine be used? Buspirone comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It usually is taken two or three times a day. This drug must be taken ...
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    Sputum Culture

    Sputum Culture
    Sputum is a secretion that is produced in the lungs and the bronchi (tubes that carry the air to the lung). This mucus-like secretion may become infected, bloodstained, or contain abnormal cells that may lead to a diagnosis. Sputum is what comes up with deep coughing. h4. How the Test is Performed The patient is asked to cough deeply and spit ...
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    Lymphatic System

    Lymphatic System
    The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs. It is made up mainly of lymph vessels, lymph nodes and lymph. Lymph vessels, which are different from blood vessels, carry fluid called lymph throughout your body. Lymph contains white blood cells that defend you against germs. Throughout the vessels are lymph nodes. Along with your spleen, these nodes are where ...
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    Mitosis and Meiosis: How do Cells Divide?

    Mitosis and Meiosis: How do Cells Divide?
    There are two types of cell division: mitosis and meiosis. Most of the time when people refer to “cell division,” they mean mitosis, the process of making new body cells. Meiosis is the type of cell division that creates egg and sperm cells. Mitosis is a fundamental process for life. During mitosis, a cell duplicates all of its contents, including its ...
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    Cell Organelles

    Cell Organelles
    The human body contains many different organs, such as the heart, lung, and kidney, with each organ performing a different function. Cells also have a set of "little organs", called organelles, that are adapted and/or specialized for carrying out one or more vital functions. Organelles are found only in eukaryotes and are always surrounded by a protective membrane. It is important ...
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    Cell Structures

    h4. The Plasma Membrane - A Cell's Protective Coat The outer lining of a eukaryotic cell is called the plasma membrane. This membrane serves to separate and protect a cell from its surrounding environment and is made mostly from a double layer of proteins and lipids, fat-like molecules. Embedded within this membrane are a variety of other molecules that act as ...
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    What is a Cell?

    What is a Cell?
    Cells are the structural and functional units of all living organisms. Some organisms, such as bacteria, are unicellular, consisting of a single cell. Other organisms, such as humans, are multicellular, or have many cells - an estimated 100,000,000,000,000 cells! Each cell is an amazing world unto itself: it can take in nutrients, convert these nutrients into energy, carry out specialized functions, ...
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    Digoxin Oral

    h4. Why is this medication prescribed? Digoxin is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). It helps the heart work better and it helps control your heart rate. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. h4. How should this medicine be used? Digoxin comes as a tablet, capsule, or ...
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    Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (ZES)

    Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (ZES)
    Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) is a rare disorder that causes tumors in the pancreas and duodenum and ulcers in the stomach and duodenum. The pancreas is a gland located behind the stomach. It produces enzymes that break down fat, protein, and carbohydrates from food, and hormones like insulin that break down sugar. The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. ...
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    Dumping Syndrome

    Dumping Syndrome
    Dumping Syndrome, or Rapid Gastric Emptying, happens when the lower end of the small intestine (jejunum) fills too quickly with undigested food from the stomach. "Early" dumping begins during or right after a meal. Symptoms of early dumping include nausea, vomiting, bloating, cramping, diarrhea, dizziness, and fatigue. "Late" dumping happens 1 to 3 hours after eating. Symptoms of late dumping include ...
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    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    h4. What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more serious form of gastroesophageal reflux (GER), which is common. GER occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opens spontaneously, for varying periods of time, or does not close properly and stomach contents rise up into the esophagus. GER is also called acid reflux or acid regurgitation, because digestive juices - ...
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    Hyperglycemia and HIV/AIDS

    Hyperglycemia and HIV/AIDS
    h4. What is glucose? Glucose, commonly called blood sugar, is the body's main energy source. Your body breaks down the food you eat and converts it to glucose. Your cells take glucose from your blood and use it to make energy. h4. What is hyperglycemia? Hyperglycemia occurs when you have a higher than usual level of glucose in your blood. This ...
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    Autism Spectrum Disorders

    h4. What Are the Autism Spectrum Disorders? The autism spectrum disorders are more common in the pediatric population than are some better known disorders such as diabetes, spinal bifida, or Down syndrome. Prevalence studies have been done in several states and also in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia. A recent study of a U.S. metropolitan area estimated that 3.4 of ...
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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

     Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years. It is hard for these children to control their behavior and/or pay attention. It is estimated that between 3 and 5 percent of children have ADHD, or approximately 2 million children in the United States. This means that in a ...
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    Fetal Development

    Fetal Development
    When sperm is deposited in the vagina, it travels through the cervix and into the Fallopian tubes. Conception usually takes place in the Fallopian tube. A single sperm penetrates the mother's egg cell, and the resulting cell is called a zygote. The zygote contains all of the genetic information (DNA) necessary to become a child. Half of the genetic information comes ...
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