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Mercury Poisoning – Overview

Mercury Poisoning – Overview

Mercury poisoning is the ill effects on human’s nervous system and other bodily systems due to the over-exposure of mercury. Mercury is a neurotoxin, meaning it affects the nervous system. Mercury poisoning is a disease caused by exposure to mercury or its toxic compounds. Mercury is a cumulati.....

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Effects of Lead on Human Body

Effects of Lead on Human Body

Effects of Lead on Human Body Lead is a naturally occurring toxic metal found in the Earth’s crust. Its widespread use has resulted in extensive environmental contamination, human exposure and significant public health problems in many parts of the world.   Lead Effects on Various Organs L.....

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Lead Poisoning in Human Body

Lead Poisoning in Human Body

Lead poisoning Lead is a very strong poison. When a person swallows a lead object or inhales lead dust, some of the poison can stay in the body and cause serious health problems. Lead is a naturally occurring metal. It is used in industry and, in the past, was added to petrol and household paints.....

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Arsenic Poisoning – Overview

Arsenic Poisoning – Overview

Arsenic Poisoning Arsenic poisoning, happens when a person takes in dangerous levels of arsenic. Arsenic is a natural semi-metallic chemical that is found all over the world in groundwater.  It also exists in compounds that may be inorganic or organic. Arsenic poisoning can cause major health c.....

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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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