ANATOMY

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Sep 22, 2018 by in ANATOMY Comments Off on Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal Disorders ACHALASIA Achalasia is a disease of the muscle of the esophagus. In achalasia, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) “fails to relax” and open to allow food to pass…

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Skin Disorders

Sep 22, 2018 by in ANATOMY Comments Off on Skin Disorders

Skin Disorders ACNE Acne is an inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous units (hair follicles). It occurs on areas of the body that have sebaceous glands, such as the face, neck,…

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Musculoskeletal Disorders

Sep 22, 2018 by in ANATOMY Comments Off on Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal Disorders DEVELOPMENTAL DYSPLASIA OF THE HIP Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is an abnormal development or dislocation of the hip joint present from birth. DDH can be unilateral…

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Endocrine Disorders

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Endocrine Disorders ADRENAL HYPOFUNCTION Adrenal hypofunction is classified as primary or secondary. Primary adrenal hypofunction or insufficiency (Addison’s disease) originates within the adrenal gland and is characterized by the decreased…

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Hematologic Disorders

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Hematologic Disorders ANEMIA Anemia is a condition associated with lower than normal levels of erythrocytes in the blood. There are several types of anemia, including aplastic, iron deficiency, and pernicious….

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Immunologic Disorders

Sep 22, 2018 by in ANATOMY Comments Off on Immunologic Disorders

Immunologic Disorders ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Although characterized by gradual destruction of cell-mediated (T-cell) immunity, AIDS also…

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Neurologic Disorders

Sep 22, 2018 by in ANATOMY Comments Off on Neurologic Disorders

Neurologic Disorders ACCELERATION-DECELERATION INJURIES Acceleration-deceleration cervical injuries (commonly known as whiplash) result from sharp hyperextension and flexion of the neck that damages muscles, ligaments, disks, and nerve tissue. The prognosis…

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Respiratory Disorders

Sep 22, 2018 by in ANATOMY Comments Off on Respiratory Disorders

Respiratory Disorders ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by pulmonary edema and refractory hypoxemia. ARDS can lead to multiple organ failure and has a high…

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Cardiovascular Disorders

Sep 22, 2018 by in ANATOMY Comments Off on Cardiovascular Disorders

Cardiovascular Disorders AORTIC ANEURYSM Athoracic aortic aneurysm is an abnormal widening of the ascending, transverse, or descending part of the aorta. Aneurysm of the ascending aorta is the most common…

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Genetics

Sep 22, 2018 by in ANATOMY Comments Off on Genetics

Genetics Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in organisms including for human beings. Each individual contains genes that provide instructions regarding physical, biochemical, and functional inherited…

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