General Anesthesia

Also called total body anesthesia, general anesthesia is basically the state of unconsciousness and unresponsiveness a patient is medically put into before a medical procedure. In other words, general anesthesia is a state of drug-induced coma. The drug(s) used to achieve this state is called an anesthetic. When in general anesthesia mode, the patient doesn’t […]

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Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is defined as the force with which blood pumps out of the heart and hits against the blood vessels (arteries) during circulation. The pressure varies with individuals and their health conditions, and it’s a key indicator of how the heart and blood circulation is working. Blood pressure is constantly fluctuating, based on the […]

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection affecting the urinary tract. Generally, human urine is bacteria-free. An infection happens only when bacteria mix with the urine and overcome bodily defenses inside the urinary tract. The bacterium commonly responsible for the infection is Escherichia coli, which usually lives around the anus and in the […]

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Zika Virus

Zika virus is a virus spread by mosquitoes of the Aedes species variety. This is the same breed responsible for transmitting other viral diseases such as chikungunya, yellow fever and dengue. In a few rare cases, sexual activity has also been termed responsible for Zika virus transmission. The virus’ presence is usually confirmed through a […]

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Bunion

A bunion is a bony lump at the outer side of a human toe. In other words, it’s a deformity of the big toe metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ). The lump usually develops when the big toe points inward and the foot’s first metatarsal bone turns outward, which causes the MTPJ to obtrude. A fluid-filled sac called […]

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