Medical

Shortness of Breath

Shortness of Breath

Shortness of Breath Definition: Shortness of breath (or Breathlessness) is the feeling that one cannot breathe well enough. The medical term for shortness of breath is “dyspnea.” It is often described as an intense tightening in the chest, air hunger or a feeling of suffocation. English dyspn.....

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Cardiac Arrest (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention)

Cardiac Arrest (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention)

Cardiac Arrest (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention) Definition: Cardiac arrest (or Sudden cardiac arrest) is the sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness. It is different from a heart attack, which occurs when blood flow to a portion of the heart is block.....

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Cardiac Arrest (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Cardiac Arrest (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Cardiac Arrest (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications) Definition: Cardiac arrest is a serious heart condition that is a sudden loss of blood flow resulting from the failure of the heart to effectively pump. A sudden cardiac arrest is different from a heart attack, which occurs when blood flow .....

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Nootropic (Benefits)

Nootropic (Benefits)

Nootropic (Benefits) Definition: Nootropics (/noʊ.əˈtrɒpɪks/ noh-ə-TROP-iks) (colloquial: smart drugs and cognitive enhancers) are sometimes called smart drugs, brain boosters, or memory-enhancing drugs, the term “nootropics” was coined by scientist Dr. Corneliu E. Giurgea, who .....

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Bulimia Nervosa (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Bulimia Nervosa (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Bulimia Nervosa (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment) Definition: Bulimia nervosa, also known as simply bulimia, is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder. People with bulimia may secretly binge eating large amounts of food with a loss of control over the eating and then purge, tr.....

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Bulimia Nervosa (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Bulimia Nervosa (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Bulimia Nervosa (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications) Definition: Bulimia nervosa, also known as simply bulimia, is a psychological and severe life-threatening eating disorder described by the ingestion of an abnormally large amount of food in short time period, followed by an attempt to avoi.....

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Nausea

Nausea

Nausea Definition: Nausea is a term that describes the feeling that people might vomit. While not painful, it can be a debilitating symptom if prolonged and has been described as placing discomfort on the chest, upper abdomen, or back of the throat. People with nausea have a queasy feeling that r.....

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Ankylosing spondylitis (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Ankylosing spondylitis (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Ankylosing spondylitis (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment) Definition: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a form of arthritis that primarily affects our spine. Typically the joints where the spine joins the pelvis are also affected. Occasionally other joints such as the shoulders or hips are involve.....

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Ankylosing Spondylitis (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Ankylosing Spondylitis (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Ankylosing Spondylitis (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications) Definition: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory disease that, over time, can cause some of the vertebrae in our spine to fuse. It causes severe inflammation of the vertebrae that might eventually lead to chronic pain and .....

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Axial spondyloarthritis

Axial spondyloarthritis

Axial spondyloarthritis Definition: Axial spondyloarthritis (also often referred to as axSpA) is a type of chronic inflammatory arthritis involving the spine and/or sacroiliac joints. Axial spondyloarthritis is one form of spondyloarthritis or spondyloarthropathy, which is a family of rheumatoid .....

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Spondyloarthropathy (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Spondyloarthropathy (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Spondyloarthropathy (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment) Definition: Spondyloarthropathy or spondyloarthrosis refers to a group of inflammatory rheumatic diseases that includes ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. They can cause pain and sometimes damage joints like our backbone, shoul.....

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Spondyloarthropathy (Types, Risk factors, and Complications)

Spondyloarthropathy (Types, Risk factors, and Complications)

Spondyloarthropathy (Types, Risk factors, and Complications) Definition: Spondyloarthropathy or spondyloarthrosis refers to a group of inflammatory rheumatic diseases that includes ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. As such, it is a class or category of diseases rather than a single,.....

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