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Cutaneous

... tubelike instrument is passed through a small incision in the back to the kidney , where ultrasound breaks up the kidney stones . The stone fragments are then removed. Per cutaneous nephrolithotomy In this procedure, the surgeon makes a tiny incision in the back and creates a tunnel ...

Endometriosis

... There can be pain before, during or after one's period. The cause of endometriosis is unknown. One hypothesis is that the endometrial fragments move back up through the fallopian tube s rather than leaving the body with the menstrual flow. Diagnosis is by pelvic examination or laparoscopy ...

Fibrin

... clot . Normal value is less than 10 mcg/ml (micrograms per milliliter). Fibrin ogen is broken down by an enzyme called thrombin into short fragments of fibrin . Thrombin also activates a substance called Factor XII I. Fibrin : The protein formed during normal blood clotting that is the ...

Fracture

... the use of weights and pulleys to stretch and extend the muscle s around the hip . Fracture d bones may be seen. Foreign objects, such as fragments of metal or glass, may be seen. Abnormal growths ( tumor s) are seen. A fracture d sesamoid produces substantial swelling throughout the ...

Fungus

... does not make chlorophyll. Mushrooms, yeast s, and molds are examples. The plural is fungi. fusion protein ... The fungus is carried on fragments of skin or other particles that contaminate floors, mats, rugs, bed linens, clothes, shoes and other surfaces. Plastic shoes in particular provide ...

Ganglion

... II) are well-differentiated, slow-growing neuroepithelial tumor s comprised of neoplastic, mature ganglion cells, ... Torn, displaced, or loose fragments of soft tissue s (such as ligament s or cartilage ). Abnormal growths, cysts , or ganglion s. Evidence of joint or cartilage destruction ...

Granulocyte

... PMNs, polys, or granulocyte s) and lymphocyte s. Platelet s (also called thrombocyte s). Platelet s are not actually blood cells. They are fragments of large blood -forming cells. ...

Immunizations

... called vaccinations , help protect you or your child from disease s. When you are given an immunization , you receive a vaccine that contains fragments of a disease organ ism or small amounts of a weakened disease organ ism. Immunizations So we have avoidance, then we add medications, and ...

Immunization

... called vaccinations , help protect you or your child from disease s. When you are given an immunization , you receive a vaccine that contains fragments of a disease organ ism or small amounts of a weakened disease organ ism. Immunization s So we have avoidance, then we add medications, ...

Long bones

... as raloxifene or alendronate, ... Platelet s are formed in the bone marrow --a spongy tissue located inside the long bones of the body--as fragments of a large precursor cell (a megakaryocyte). A substance found in the cavities of bones, especially the long bones and the sternum ( breast ...

Multiple myeloma

... , frequent urination , and broken bones . Some people with primary amyloidosis have a condition called multiple myeloma . The antibody fragments come together to form amyloid deposits in different organ s, including the kidney s, where they cause serious damage. Giant cell arteritis ...

Myeloma

... , chronic lymph ocytic leukemia , ... Some people with primary amyloidosis have a condition called multiple myeloma . The antibody fragments come together to form amyloid deposits in different organ s, including the kidney s, where they cause serious damage. Giant cell arteritis ...

Neutrophil

... PMNs, polys, or granulocyte s) and lymphocyte s. Platelet s (also called thrombocyte s). Platelet s are not actually blood cells. They are fragments of large blood -forming cells. ...

Palpation

... both the top and bottom of the left ankle. vessels may have ruptured , causing ecchymosis , a purple discoloration of the skin . If the bone fragments have separated enough to distort the normal contour of the arm, there will be visible deformity. The radial pulse may be lost to palpation . ...

Percutaneous

... tubelike instrument is passed through a small incision in the back to the kidney , where ultrasound breaks up the kidney stones . The stone fragments are then removed. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy In this procedure, the surgeon makes a tiny incision in the back and creates a tunnel directly ...

Platelet

... in the wall of the artery . PLATELET S: Active agents of inflammation when damage occurs to a blood vessel. They are not actually cells, but fragments released by megakaryocyte cells. A megakaryocyte is a large cell in the bone marrow whose function is to produce platelet s. Platelet s are ...

Postpartum

... testing that occurs before trials in humans may be carried out. severe postpartum hemorrhage (excessive bleeding ) retained placenta l fragments thyroid conditions ... Prenatal and postpartum Kegel exercises (tightening of the pelvic floor musculature as if trying to interrupt urine ...

PTH

... difficult than from others. PTH is broken down in the body into three different molecular forms: the intact PTH molecule and several smaller fragments which include an amino acid or N-terminal, a midregion or midmolecule, and a carboxyl or C-terminal. PTH Urine calcium Calcium ...

Shock

... . In some cases, shock wave treatment may be used. This uses ultrasound waves to break up a large stone, so that the smaller broken fragments will then pass out with urine .2 What can I do to prevent kidney stones ? Classic signs of shock may appear in more severely ill patients. ...

Spores

... the spores germinate to form the virulent( disease -causing) bacteria . Thus, the spores can lead to disease by: ... Mold spores or fragments may be inhaled through the nose and into the lungs where they cause allergic reactions or asthma . Mold may also be eaten in foods , ...

Surgery

... ... Surgery to set a broken bone is called an open reduction of a fracture . The surgery involves cutting open the skin and putting bone fragments back into place. The bone is then held in place with special screws or by attaching metal plates to the bone. Surgery Patsy Westcott Coronary ...

Thrombocyte

... PMNs, polys, or granulocyte s) and lymphocyte s. Platelet s (also called thrombocyte s). Platelet s are not actually blood cells. They are fragments of large blood -forming cells. ...
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