Diseases

Acalculous cholecystitis Symptoms, Pathophysiology, Causes, Treatment

Acalculous cholecystitis Symptoms, Pathophysiology, Causes, Treatment

Learn all about Acalculous cholecystitis symptoms, pathophysiology, causes and treatment options. Acalculous cholecystitis is the term for inflammation of the gallbladder that is not due to the presence of gallstones. Most cases of acute cholecystitis (inflamed gallbladder) occur due to gallbladder stones (within the gallbladder) or biliary stones (lodged in ...

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Macgregor’s syndrome Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Macgregor's syndrome Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Learn all about MacGregor’s Syndrome. MacGregor’s Syndrome is a terminal disease, which may be a result of drug use. Drug addiction is a chronically relapsing disorder that has been characterized by; compulsion to seek and take the drug, loss of control in limiting intake, and emergence of a negative emotional ...

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Phleboliths Symptoms, Causes, Complications, Treatment

Phleboliths Symptoms, Causes, Complications, Treatment

Learn all about the phleboliths symptoms, causes and complications. A phleboliths is a small local, usually rounded, calcification within a vein. These are very common in the veins of the lower part of the pelvis, and they are generally of no clinical importance. When located in the pelvis they are ...

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Nuchal rigidity Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Test, Treatment

Nuchal rigidity Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Test, Treatment

Learn all about nuchal rigidity, the impaired neck flexion resulting from muscle spasm (not actual rigidity) of the extensor muscles of the neck; usually attributed to meningeal irritation, its symptoms, causes and treatment. A stiff neck refers to a tightness or rigidity in the muscles supporting the neck. Nuchal rigidity ...

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Precordial Catch Syndrome (PCS) Causes, Treatment

Precordial Catch Syndrome (PCS) Causes, Treatment

Precordial Catch Syndrome (PCS), also known as Texidor’s twinge. The syndrome was first described and named in 1893 by Henri Huchard a French cardiologist, who called it “precordialgie” (from the latin “praecordia” meaning “before the heart”), or “Syndrome de Huchard” (“Huchard syndrome”). The term “precordial” was first coined in 1370 ...

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Glossophobia (Public Speaking Fear) Facts, Test, Treatment

Do you know that glossophobia is one of the most common phobias? Glossophobia isn’t a dangerous disease or chronic condition. It’s the medical term for the fear of public speaking. And it affects as many as four out of 10 people. Glossophobia is a subset of social phobia, or fear ...

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Organomegaly (Abdominal Mass) Definition, Causes, Symptoms

Organomegaly (Abdominal Mass) Definition, Causes, Symptoms

Learn all about Organomegaly, the term used for abdominal mass; its causes and symptoms. Organomegaly involves the enlargement of body organs. Many different factors may cause such enlargement. While some causes are benign, others are more serious. Heart enlargement, liver enlargement, and spleen enlargement called cardiomegaly, hepatomegaly, and splenomegaly, respectively ...

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