Health

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Definition The term “Viral Hemorrhagic Fever” (VHF) is used to describe a severe multisystem syndrome (multisystem in that multiple organ systems in the body are affected). VHF virus infections, particularly those caused by the Ebola and Marburg viruses, can be.....

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Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis Defnition Toxoplasmosis infection with or disease caused by a sporozoan of the genus Toxoplasma (T. gondii) that invades the tissues and may seriously damage the central nervous system especially of infants. The parasite Toxoplasma gondii is very common but few are aware of it becau.....

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About Isosporiasis

About Isosporiasis Definition Isosporiasis, also known as cystoisosporiasis, is a disease caused by the protozoan Isospora belli of humans; human disease usually is mild except in cases of immunodeficiency, as in AIDS, where it may cause an intractable diarrhea. Isosporiasis is found worldwide, e.....

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About Insomnia

About Insomnia Definition Insomnia is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person has the chance to do so. It is a common sleep disorder. People who have insomnia have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, they may get too little sleep or have poor-qual.....

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Cryptosporidiosis

Cryptosporidiosis Definition Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease caused by microscopic parasites, Cryptosporidium, that can live in the intestine of humans and animals and is passed in the stool of an infected person or animal. Cryptosporidiosis refers to infection by the sporeforming protoz.....

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About Babesiosis

About Babesiosis Definition Babesiosis is a disease caused by infection with the parasite Babesia microti. It is a rare infection of the blood caused by a parasite that lives in some ticks. Babesiosis infections are more common in animals than in humans, but cases have been reported in parts of t.....

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Health Effects of Marijuana

Health Effects of Marijuana About Marijuana Marijuana is derived from the dried flowering tops, leaves, stems, and seeds of the Cannabis sativa (hemp) plant. Cannabis has been used for hundreds of years by humans, for fiber (hemp), seed oils, seed, medical treatment, and recreationally. It also c.....

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Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Definition Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a glycoprotein hormone, which similar in structure to luteinizing hormone that is secreted by the placenta during early pregnancy to maintain corpus luteum function and stimulate placental progesterone production, is fo.....

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an bloated prostate gland. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. As the prostate gets larger, it may compress or partly block the urethra. This frequently causes problems with urinating. Prosta.....

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Blood Donation

Blood Donation Definition Blood Donation is a voluntary procedure, which accepts the withdrawal of one’s blood by medical professionals, without demanding financial compensation. In the case of a total blood donation, once the withdrawal is performed, the separation of principal blood compo.....

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Mineral and Bone Disorder

Mineral and bone disorder correlated to kidney disease happens when there is an inequality in your blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. This mineral inequality can affect your bones, heart and blood vessels. Mineral and bone disorder occurs when damaged kidneys and abnormal hormone levels caus.....

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About Anaemia

About Anaemia Definition Anaemia is due to lack of haemoglobin in the blood which is below the normal level or due to less than normal levels of red blood cells in blood. It means that the body’s tissues and organs cannot get enough oxygen. Red blood cells are given their colour by a red pigmen.....

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