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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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