Month: April 2020

Basilar Artery: Anatomy | Location | Function

Basilar artery The basilar artery is part of the blood supply system for the brain and central nervous system. It is formed where the two vertebral arteries join at the base of the skull. The basilar artery carries oxygenated blood to the cerebellum, brainstem, and occipital lobes. The cerebellum helps with voluntary processes such as posture, …

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caffeine anhydrous

Caffeine anhydrous vs. caffeine: What are the differences?

What does caffeine anhydrous do for the body? Overview Caffeine anhydrous is becoming more popular as a supplement for weight loss and improved athletic performance. It is also present in food products such as caffeinated gum and energy bars. Anhydrous means without water and caffeine anhydrous is a processed, dehydrated form of caffeine. Many people …

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Red Man Syndrome

Red Man Syndrome: Symptom | Treatment | Picture

What Is Red Man Syndrome? Overview Redman syndrome is the most common adverse reaction to the drug vancomycin (Vancocin). It’s sometimes referred to as red neck syndrome. The name comes from the red rash that develops on the face, neck, and torso of affected people. Vancomycin is an antibiotic. It’s often used to treat serious bacterial …

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Poikilocytosis

Poikilocytosis: Symptoms | Treatment | Outlook

Everything You Should Know About Poikilocytosis What is poikilocytosis? Poikilocytosis is the medical term for having abnormally shaped red blood cells (RBCs) in your blood. Abnormally shaped blood cells are called poikilocytes. Normally, a person’s RBCs (also called erythrocytes) are disk-shaped with a flattened center on both sides. Poikilocytes may: be flatter than normal be …

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clonus

Clonus: Causes | Treatment | More

Everything You Should Know About Clonus What is clonus? Clonus is a type of neurological condition that creates involuntary muscle contractions. This results in uncontrollable, rhythmic, shaking movements. People who experience clonus report repeated contractions that occur rapidly. It’s not the same as an occasional muscle contraction. Clonus primarily occurs in muscles that control the …

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Cooperative Play

What Is Cooperative Play? Definition | Examples | Benefits

What Is Cooperative Play? Definition, Examples, and Benefits Overview As children grow, they move through distinct developmental stages that impact how they interact with the world and the people around them. While parents are often quick to note developmental milestones like learning to sit up or sleeping through the night, there are also important social milestones your child will move …

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