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Retracted Eardrum

Retracted Eardrum

The eardrum refers to the thin and flexible membrane which helps differentiate the outer ear from the middle ear. Doctors use the term ‘tympanic membrane’ to describe an eardrum. The eardrum is located between the outer ear canal and the middle ear....
Frequent Belching – Causes

Frequent Belching – Causes

Burping or belching refers to release of air, accumulated in the stomach, from the mouth along with a sound. The sound of a burp is not caused due to vocal cords, but due to vibration of the upper esophageal sphincter muscles. The muscles vibrate due...
Microcephaly

Microcephaly

Microcephaly is a neurological disorder where the head’s circumference is smaller than average for the size and age of an infant. It can either be present at birth or acquired later during first few years of a child’s life. It’s also associated...
Abetalipoproteinemia

Abetalipoproteinemia

When a person has problems of absorbing fat through the digestion process, this may be caused by a condition known as abetalipoproteinemia. Abetalipoproteinemia is an inheritance-related condition in which the body is unable to absorb fats, fat-soluble...
Addison’s Disease

Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease is related to hormones and it is a rare disorder, which occurs when there is insufficient production of hormones by the adrenal gland. The adrenal glands are located above each kidney, and they synthesize hormones like cortisol...
Enlarged Heart in Dogs

Enlarged Heart in Dogs

The medical term for enlarged heart in dogs is dilated cardiomyopathy or DCM. It is a condition of the cardiac muscle which prevents the heart from functioning properly. The condition is characterized by enlargement of both the lower and upper chambers...
Pyogenic Granuloma

Pyogenic Granuloma

Pyogenic granuloma is often described as a shiny red growth on the skin which commonly develops on the arms, face and hands. It could also form inside or around the mouth.  These growths show up in areas that had previously sustained trauma. The appearance...
Petechial Rash

Petechial Rash

Petechial rash is a skin infection which is caused due to hemorrhagebelow the skin. This condition leads to formation of rashes in the form of spots. Petechial rash usually appears in clusters. It could be in different colors like red, purple or brown.These...
Enlarged lymph nodes in neck

Enlarged lymph nodes in neck

Enlarged lymph nodes in neck are usually caused due the presence of viral or bacterial infections, or due to attack by other microorganisms. On occasions, enlarged lymph nodes in neck may also be caused due to presence of cancer. It may be noted that...
Inflamed Lymph Nodes

Inflamed Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes are bean-shaped, tiny glands which occur across the body. Lymph nodes are an important constituent of the lymphatic system, and is responsible for carrying nutrients, lymph fluid, and unwanted waste between the blood stream and the tissues...
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