Month: May 2020

Oxcarbazepine

Oxcarbazepine: Side Effects | Dosage | Uses

Oxcarbazepine, Oral Tablet Highlights for oxcarbazepine Oxcarbazepine oral tablet is available as brand-name drugs and as a generic drug. Brand names: Trileptal and Oxtellar XR. Oxcarbazepine comes as an oral extended-release tablet, immediate-release tablet, and suspension. Oxcarbazepine oral tablet is used to treat a type of seizure, called a partial seizure, in people with epilepsy. Important …

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tendonosis

Tendonosis: Symptoms | Treatment | Recovery Time

Recognizing the Symptoms of Tendonosis What is tendonosis? The tendons are thick, fibrous tissues that attach your muscles to your joints. Tendonosis (also spelled tendinosis) is a chronic condition involving the deterioration of collagen (a structural protein) in the tendons. Tendonosis is caused by chronic overuse of a tendon. It can occur in any tendon, …

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Subway Nutrition

Subway Nutrition: Which Options Are Actually Healthy?

The Nutrition Facts for Subway Restaurant Meals Overview Subway reminds you to “eat fresh,” but their popular tagline doesn’t exactly tell the entire nutritional story. Subway offers healthy meals, but not everything on their menu is good for you. Read on for a breakdown of Subway’s healthy and not-so-healthy meal choices. Healthier Subway restaurant meals …

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acth stimulation test

ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test

ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test What is the ACTH (cosyntropin) stimulation test? Your pituitary gland is a pea-sized gland located at the base of your brain. It produces many types of hormones, including the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). ACTH stimulates the adrenal glands, which sit atop the kidneys, to release two hormones: cortisol and adrenaline (also known …

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Areflexia

Areflexia: Definition | Detrusor | Causes | Treatment

Areflexia What is areflexia? Areflexia is a condition in which your muscles don’t respond to stimuli. Areflexia is the opposite of hyperreflexia. That’s when your muscles overreact to stimuli. A reflex is an involuntary and rapid movement of a part of your body in response to a change in the environment (stimuli). People with areflexia don’t …

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Big Testicles

Big Testicles: What Does It Mean to Have Large Testicles

Are My Testicles Too Large, and Should I Be Worried? Overview The testicles are oval-shaped organs covered by a pouch of skin called the scrotum. They’re also referred to as the testes. The testicles are held in place by spermatic cords, which are made of muscle and connective tissue. The testicles’ main job is to produce sperm …

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Toxic Megacolon

Toxic Megacolon: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

Toxic Megacolon What is toxic megacolon? The large intestine is the lowest section of your digestive tract. It includes your appendix, colon, and rectum. The large intestine completes the digestive process by absorbing water and passing waste (stool) to the anus. Certain conditions can cause the large intestine to malfunction. One such condition is toxic …

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Rose Thorns

Rose Thorns: A Risk for Bacterial and Fungal Infection

Rose Thorns and Infection Overview The beautiful rose flower tops a green stem that has sharp outgrowths. Many people refer to these as thorns. If you’re a botanist, you might call these sharp outgrowths prickles, as they’re part of the outer layer of the plant’s stem. They don’t meet the strict definition of thorns, which …

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E-Stim

E-Stim: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It May Help You

Is E-Stim the Answer to Your Pain? Overview Whether you’re recovering from an injury or stroke or dealing with the pain of fibromyalgia or another condition, you may benefit from a physical therapy procedure called electrical stimulation, or e-stim. E-stim sends mild electrical pulses through the skin to help stimulate injured muscles or manipulate nerves …

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