Health

About Asthma

About Asthma

About Asthma Definition Asthma is a common lung disorder in which inflammation causes the bronchi to swell and narrow the airways, creating breathing difficulties that may range from mild to life-threatening. It is a complex clinical syndrome of chronic airway inflammation characterized by recurr.....

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Inflammation

Inflammation

Inflammation Definition Inflammation is the reaction of a part of the body to injury or infection, characterized by swelling, heat, redness, and pain. The process includes increased blood flow with an influx of white blood cells and other chemical substances that facilitate healing. The function .....

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About Itch

About Itch

About Itch Definition Itch is a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation. It is also known as pruritus, which is a sensation that causes the desire or reflex to scratch. Modern science has shown that itch has many similarities to p.....

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About Carbohydrate

About Carbohydrate

About Carbohydrate Definition Carbohydrate is any of a large class of organic compounds consisting of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, usually with twice as many hydrogen atoms as carbon or oxygen atoms. Carbohydrates are produced in green plants by photosynthesis and serve as a major energy source .....

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About High Blood Pressure

About High Blood Pressure

About High Blood Pressure Definition High Blood Pressure is defined as high pressure (tension) in the arteries, which are the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It is also called “Hypertension”. High blood pressure usually does not cause symptoms. Long-term high .....

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E

Vitamin E Definition Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin important for normal cell growth and function. It has at least eight different forms, the most prevalent of which is alpha-tocopherol. It is found in vegetable oils, wheat germ, green leafy vegetables, and egg yolks. Deficiency of vitamin E .....

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About Blood Pressure

About Blood Pressure

About Blood Pressure Definition Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure of the blood in the vessels, especially the arteries, as it circulates through the body. It is usually expressed in terms of the systolic pressure (maximum during one heart beat) over diastolic pressure (minimum in between two he.....

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Atrial Flutter

Atrial Flutter

Atrial Flutter Definition Atrial flutter is similar to atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder. It is usually associated with a fast heart rate (100 or more heartbeats per minute), and is classified as a type of supra-ventricular tachycardia. It is a health condition (arrhythmia) wher.....

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About Stress

About Stress

About Stress Definition Stress is is primarily a physical response. It is extremely difficult to define because it is so different for each individual, something that stresses out one individual may excite another individual so there is a large variation. Stress is a natural human response to pre.....

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About Common Cold

About Common Cold

About Common Cold Definition Common cold is a respiratory infection caused by any of several viruses, such as adenovirus or rhinovirus, in which the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, and throat become inflamed. Common-cold symptoms include fever, nasal discharge, sneezing, and coughing. More t.....

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Vitamin C Definition Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin important for healthy skin, teeth, bones, and blood vessels. It is found especially in citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, and green leafy vegetables. It is also called ascorbic acid and its chemical formula is C6H8O6. A deficiency of vitam.....

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Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

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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