Month: April 2020

Pseudophakia

Pseudophakia: Intraocular Lenses and What They Treat

Pseudophakia Overview Pseudophakia means “fake lens.” It’s a term that’s used after you’ve had an artificial lens implanted in your eye to replace your own natural lens. This is done during cataract surgery. The implanted lens is called an intraocular lens (IOL) or pseudophakic IOL. Why do some people need a pseudophakic IOL? You’ll need …

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Superior Colliculus: Function | Location | Definition

Superior colliculus The superior colliculus refers to the rostral (front) bump on the lateral (side) part of the midbrain. It is, in fact, a pair of two colliculi, superior and inferior, on either side of the midbrain that together constitutes the tectum. The superior colliculus is a layered, multi-sensory structure. Its upper layer receives visual signals from …

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Acanthocytes

Acanthocytes: Symptoms | Causes | Diagnosis

What Are Acanthocytes? Overview Acanthocytes are abnormal red blood cells with spikes of different lengths and widths unevenly positioned on the cell surface. The name comes from the Greek words “acantha” (which means “thorn”) and “kytos” (which means “cell”). These unusual cells are associated with both inherited and acquired diseases. But most adults have a small …

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Average Bicep Size by Height

Average Bicep Size by Height or Age: Best Way to Measure

What’s the Average Biceps Size by Age, Sex, and Height? Overview The biceps brachii usually referred to as the biceps, is a two-headed skeletal muscle that runs between the elbow and shoulder. Though not the largest of your arm muscles (that honor goes to the triceps), many people focus on getting bigger and stronger biceps at the gym. Before upping …

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Cervical Traction

What Are The Benefits of Cervical Traction?

Cervical Traction for Neck Pain What is cervical traction? Traction of the spine, known as cervical traction, is a popular treatment for neck pain and related injuries. Essentially, cervical traction pulls your head away from your neck to create expansion and eliminate compression. It’s considered to be an alternative treatment for neck pain, helping people avoid the …

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