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Groin

... part of the thigh. Groin Stretch Stand with your legs wide apart. shift your weight to one side, bending your knee somewhat. Do not let your ... in the urine . If you ride a bike, be sure to lean back regularly to shift your weight from the groin area to the buttocks. You should also ...

Breath sounds

... of normal breath sounds in the part of the chest where the lung is deflated A hollow sound when the fingers are tapped on part of the chest A shift in the normal location of heart sounds ... If the disorder is severe, there may be crackles in the lungs , decreased breath sounds , or other ...

Circadian

... workers, once the body gets used to being up at night and sleeping during the day, things get a bit easier. Travel or working a late or early shift can disrupt your body's circadian rhythms, making you unable to get to sleep when you want to. The word " circadian " comes from two Latin words: ...

Colon

... , head, and neck. A favorite story recounts a time that this pioneer, a Colon el , was taking time from her administrative duties and working a shift as a nurse- midwife in the military hospital . The three most common cancer s in men are prostate cancer , colon cancer and lung cancer . ...

Edema

... kidney or a heart problem. The medical and dental history should be reviewed before the examination begins. Freshwater aspiration tends to shift electrolyte balance in the body and causes rupture of blood cells, leading to anemia . Saltwater aspiration tends to pull fluid into the ...

Hypochondriasis

... with fear of illness Persi stent fear of having a serious illness despite medical reassurance Misinterpretation of symptoms Symptoms that may shift and change ... Hypochondriac : A person who has hypochondriasis , a disorder characterized by a preoccupation with body functions and the ...

Irregular sleep

... . Irregular sleep -wake syndrome involves variable and disorganized periods of sleeping and wakeful behavior . In some individuals (such as shift workers and travelers who change time zones frequently), this syndrome is caused by extrinsic factors. Irregular sleep -wake cycle An ...

Melatonin

... thought to play a role in regulating mood. For Your Information ... Melatonin has been proven to help treat jet lag and sleep disorders in shift workers. This article looks at the latest evidence and some of the unsubstantiated claims that have been made. 9. Melatonin may be nature's ...

Pain

... of age, mainly from overdoses. Pain may begin in the upper-middle abdomen (epi gastric ), then develop to sharp localized pain Pain may shift from the epi gastric area to become most intense in the lower right side of the abdomen ("typical" case), tenderness of this area is common ... ...

Pathogen

... Sherris Medical Microbiology : An Introduction to Infectious Diseases . Edited by Kenneth J. Ryan. Norwalk , CT: Appleton and Lange, 1994. The shift in vagina l microecology underlying BV includes a rise in vagina l pH, the replacement of hydrogen perioxide-producing lactobacilli by an ...

Plasma

... occur in people with malnutrition , inflammation , and serious liver and kidney disease . serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase ... The shift in vagina l microecology underlying BV includes a rise in vagina l pH, the replacement of hydrogen perioxide-producing lactobacilli by an ...

PMS

... progesterone is low, she may have mood swings, irritability , and other symptoms similar to premenstrual syndrome ( PMS ). As hormone levels shift and estrogen level falls , hot flashes occur. Nicolaides NC, Papadopoulos N, Liu B, et al.: Mutation s of two PMS homologues in hereditary ...

Premenstrual syndrome

... progesterone is low, she may have mood swings, irritability , and other symptoms similar to premenstrual syndrome ( PMS ). As hormone levels shift and estrogen level falls , hot flashes occur. Risk factors include previous major depression , psychosocial stress , inadequate social ...

Pulmonary edema

... complicating cytosine arabinoside therapy of leukemia . Am J Med 70 (2): 256-61, 1981. [PUBMED Abstract] ... Freshwater aspiration tends to shift electrolyte balance in the body and causes rupture of blood cells, leading to anemia . Saltwater aspiration tends to pull fluid into the ...

Serum phosphorus

... ) HSV ( Birth Acquired Herpes ) ... Hypophosphatemia occurs if serum phosphorus falls to 2.0 mg/dL or lower. It often results from a shift of in organic phosphate from the blood stream to various organ s and tissue s. ...

Sleep Disorders

... difficulties during sleep, behavior disturbances during sleep, ... Melatonin has been proven to help treat jet lag and sleep disorders in shift workers. This article looks at the latest evidence and some of the unsubstantiated claims that have been made. Caroline S. Rhoads, MD - Internal ...
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