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Arterial stiffness

... a consequence of age and atherosclerosis . The two leading causes of death in the developed world, myocardial infarction and stroke , are both a direct consequence of atherosclerosis and increased arterial stiffness is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events. The World Health ...

Family history (medicine)

... In medicine , a family history consists of information about disorders that a patient's direct blood relatives have suffered from. Genealogy typically includes very little of the medical history of the family , but the medical history ...

Goodsall's rule

... Fistulas can be described as anterior or posterior relating to a line drawn in the coronal plane across the anus. Anterior fistulas will have a direct track into the anal canal. Posterior fistulas will have a curved track with their internal opening lying in the posterior midline of the anal canal. ...

Hip Pointer

... MeSH Ilium Dorlands/Elsevier p_10/12623123 A hip pointer is a contusion (bruise) on the pelvis caused by a direct blow to an iliac crest . Contact sports are a frequent cause of this type of injury . A hip pointer bruise usually causes bleeding into the hip ...

Telephone Triage

... assessing headaches, newborn rashes, chest pain, possible allergic reactions, medication questions, and seasonal flu and fevers. Nurses may also direct clients to obtain a second medical opinion, or advise them where to find relevant, current health information. They might counsel or perform crisis ...

Thymocyte

... selection is the active induction of apoptosis in thymocytes with a high affinity for self peptides or MHC. This eliminates cells which would direct immune responses towards self-proteins in the periphery. Negative selection is not 100% complete, some autoreactive T cells escape thymic censorship, ...
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