Medical Terminology

Inflammation – Causes, Symptoms, Process, Treatment

Inflammation is an acute (short term) response by living tissue to any injury. It is usually followed by repair and regeneration after the injury, provided that the tissue was not severe enough to cause cell death (necrosis). Inflammation is a life sustaining mechanism to help the body cope during and just after an injury >> Read More ...

Symptoms, Signs and Diagnosis of Disease

What is a symptom? In medicine, a symptom (Greek symptoma = a happening, befall) refers to a change in body function or sensation, like weakness or pain, as experienced by a patient (1). It is subjective meaning that it cannot be verified or measured independently and has to be reported by the patient. A patient’s >> Read More ...

Eosinophil Blood Cell Count – Eosinphilia

Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell known as granulocytes. An eosinophil plays an important part in immune response within the body and changes in eosinophil blood cell count may be noted with certain allergic conditions and infections. Peripheral Blood Eosinophil Count Values or Readings Any abnormality in >> Read More ...

What Is Health?

Health could be defined as an optimal state of the body and mind. This is the ideal definition but the word ‘health’ can also be relative at times. As a diseased state improves but has not as yet resolved, a person may consider themselves to be healthier or feel healthy compared to when the disease was at its >> Read More ...

Mucous Colitis ~ Medical Terminology

Mucus in IBS and IBS Mucous colitis is a misused term for the condition, currently known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), with mucus appearing in the stool, but no organic change in the colon (no colitis) or anywhere in the gut. Other terms used are spastic colon, spastic colitis, and nervous colon syndrome. >> Read More ...

Bloated Abdomen or Distended Tummy ~ Medical Terminology

Bloated abdomen is a term that refers to more than one entity – one one hand it is commonly used to indicate visible abdominal distension that typically occurs with gas accumulation but on the other handed it also describes a sensation of being “full” and uncomfortable typically after eating. Similar >> Read More ...

Abdomen (Belly) Location, Organs and Bloated Tummy Causes

What is the abdomen? The abdomen (most likely derived from the Latin word abdodere = to conceal, to hide; possibly in the sense that whatever was eaten is hidden) is a body cavity lying between the chest and pelvis, limited by the diaphragm above and continuing into the pelvic cavity below. The abdomen is also referred to >> Read More ...
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