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Tobacco Dependence – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

There are over a billion people who smoke tobacco around the world, which makes it one of the most popular psychoactive substances used in society. The majority of tobacco users

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Narcolepsy – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

At one time or another you’ve probably had to force yourself to stay awake, maybe while driving or when you’re in a looong lecture. In these situations, you were exerting

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Heart attack (myocardial infarction) interventions and treatment | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

– In addition to treatment with medications after a heart attack, as part of your overall treatment, you might also have some procedures done. And these range from smaller interventional

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Volvulus – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

The term volvulus actually comes from the Latin word volvere, which means “to roll”. So a volvulus is an obstruction caused by a loop of the intestine that rolls or

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Aneurysms (brain, aortic, abdominal) – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

The word aneurysm is based off the Greek word aneurysma, which means “dilation.” And that makes sense because aneurysms are abnormal dilations in a blood vessel. We officially label a

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Myasthenia gravis – causes, symptoms, treatment, pathology

Myasthenia gravis, is a Latin expression that literally means “grave muscle weakness,” which perfectly describes the weakness that happens when this autoimmune disease affects the skeletal muscles. People with myasthenia

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Sickle cell anemia – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Sickle cell disease, also called sickle cell anemia or just sickle cell, is a genetic disease where red blood cells can take the shape of a crescent or a sickle.

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Pneumonia – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Pneumonia is an infection in the lung tissue caused by microbes, and the result is inflammation. The inflammation brings water into the lung tissue, and that extra water can make

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Pleural Effusion – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

“Pleural” refers to the space between the chest cavity and the lungs, and “effusion” refers to a collection of fluid, so a pleural effusion is when a disease process causes

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Somatic symptom disorder – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Somatic symptom disorder, which used to be called somatization or somatoform disorder, involves having physical symptoms that aren’t explained by any known physical or mental disorder – in other words,

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