1. Medicine is a science. â€¢ It is derived from the Latin word â€œmedicus,â€ which means physician. â€¢ In a broader perspective, medicine is the science of diagnosing, detecting, treatment, and management of diseases to&hellip
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Facts about Steroids
1.Anabolic Steroids Anabolic steroids are variants of natural male testosterone hormones that are produced synthetically. Testosterones are produced naturally in both females and males. In males, they are generated in the testes while in females;&hellip
Facts about Iodine
1.What Iodine is and what it does Iodine was discovered by Bernard Courtois in 1811. The term iodine is derived from a Greek term ‘iodes’ which means violet. As a mineral that is present&hellip
Facts about PCP (Phencyclidine)
1.Definition Presently, PCP is a controlled Schedule II substance. It is a crystalline, white powder or yellowish clear liquid. When in contact with contaminants, the color changes to a tan brownish color. It falls in&hellip
What is azathioprine?
Azathioprine refers to a drug that basically acts to suppress the activity of the body’s immune system. Â Although the immune system is designed to activate whenever there are signs of infection or microorganism intrusion, there&hellip
What is osteopenia?
Osteopenia is a medical condition that is characterized by low bone density. Â As people get older, bone density is said to decrease and therefore making the bones less stronger and more prone to injury. Â When&hellip
What is FAAD?
What is FAAD? ‘FAAD’ refers to a “Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.” In the field of medicine, a medical student/graduate becomes a fellow once he/she has completed his/her residency program. In the case&hellip
What is folk medicine?
What is folk medicine? Folk medicine is a type of medicinal practice that is mostly based on experience and other beliefs which are passed on from generations of the past to the present. Some folk&hellip
What is Anesthesia?
What is Anesthesia? Anesthesia refers to some medication administered to the body to allow for painless medical procedures. An example of its use is during surgery, wherein patients will not feel any pain during the&hellip
What is Biomedical Engineering?
What is Biomedical Engineering? Biomedical engineering refers to the application of engineering concepts to the field of medicine and biomedical sciences. These engineering concepts and techniques may be applied in various aspects of medical care&hellip
What is KS?
What is KS? Kaposis Sarcoma or KS is a type of disease that can be likened to cancer. KS was initially discovered and commonly affecting aged men with a racial background of Mediterranean or Eastern&hellip
What is EGD?
What is EGD? EGD stands for esophagogastrodudenoscopy and it pertains to a visual inspection of the esophagus, the stomach and upper duodenum. The procedure is done by inserting a flexible endoscope down the throat. An&hellip
What is DHD?
What is DHD? What does DHD mean? DHD stands for ‘diabetic heart disease’ and it is all about the disease of the heart that could possibly develop in people with diabetes. People that are diagnosed&hellip
What is Ambulatory Care?
What is Ambulatory Care? When a patient needs medical attention without the need for admission, it is called ambulatory care. Ambulatory care includes several medical procedures or treatments that can be performed on an ambulatory&hellip
What is a fibroid?
What is a fibroid? Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that develop in the uterus commonly during a woman’s fertile years (between 30 and 50). Also called as fibromyoma, myoma, or uterine fibroma, they vary in&hellip