By: Amelia Emery
Biotinidase deficiency is a genetic metabolic disorder that affects the body’s ability to produce and possess the active enzyme biotinidase. Biotinidase is necessary for the extraction of biotin, an essential B vitamin, from food sources into a usable form as well as reusing and...
By: Lynn Robling
Hysteria is a psychological or neurotic disorder with symptoms such as nervousness, partial paralysis and hallucinations and many other symptoms depending on the individual. Originally it was thought to be a condition that only affected women. The Greek physician Hippocrates thought the symptoms were caused...
By: Patrick Sills
Tonsils are considered to be a part of the lymphatic system. This bodily system filters fluid around cells and is a major part of the immune system. There are actually three types of tonsils which include the adenoids located behind the nose, the palatine tonsils...
By: Amelia Emery
Progeria, also known as Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome, is a very rare genetic disorder that causes premature aging and the hardening of the arteries in children. This disorder was first described in 1886 by Dr. Jonathan Hutchinson in England and then in 1897 by Dr. Hastings...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Encephalitis is the inflammation taking place in the brain and is often due to a viral infection. The condition is considered a serious illness although with early treatment and proper management, many do not develop long-term or residual effects following the disease. In fact, many...
The treatment and prognosis of encephalitis
By: Blaise Pascal
Encephalitis is an inflammatory disease that specifically affects membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The disorder is usually the result of a viral or bacteriological infection in the body but can also be the result an allergic reaction or certain cancers. Some common forms...
The treatment and prognosis of encephalitis
By: Gioia Degenaars
Encephalitis occurs when there is irritation or swelling of the brain. It can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection. This condition is more common in very young children and the elderly. The severity of the disease is determined by the symptoms that are...
Effect of serum uric acid levels on blood pressure
By: Effie Moore Salem
High uric acid, is a by-product of food metabolism, especially meat. Uric acid in the blood—hyperuricemia—may not exactly cause high blood pressure, according to the Mayo Clinic, but it may be a predictor of it. In other words elevated amounts have been found...
Effect of serum uric acid levels on blood pressure
By: Shaikh Mohammed Aslam Sharfuddin
The blood pressure of any individual is affected by a number of factors. Some factors like healthy diet and exercise have positive effects on blood pressure while other factors have negative effects. Serum uric acid levels are one of the contributing factors that affect the...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils form the backbone of the body's innate immune system. Although these white blood cells differ in appearance, abundance and longevity, they share some key features in common. First, all of these cells arise in the bone marrow from non-lymphocyte precursors...

 

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