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Hormones – endocrine system

Hormones – endocrine system  „The endocrine system may be compared to an orchestra, in which when an instrument is out of tune, a perfect ensemble is impossible . . . . The lead­er of the glandular orchestra is the pituitary. It is...
Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis – causes, symptoms and treatment

“My eyes have been red and sore for a couple of days, Doc­tor.” said the patient. “The trouble started in one and then spread to the other. It feels as if there is a grit in them and they have been watering a lot. Then this...
Replantation of Amputated Extremity

Replantation of Amputated Extremity

  Replantation of  Amputated Extremity A 21-year-old female factory worker had her right arm torn off in an accident with a knitting machine. She was admitted to hospital at 7.15 a. m. and the operation was immediately performed. The arm was...

Transplantation – types of transplant

Transplantation – types of transplant   In the recent years we have become more and more successful in our attempts to remove tissues, even entire organs, from the bodies of persons and cause them to grow in the bodies of others....
Breast cancer

Breast cancer – how to tell and treatment

Breast cancer – how to tell and treatment Twenty-five years ago there would be no discussion about the correct treatment for a woman having an early carcinoma of the breast. She would be submitted to a radical mastectomy with remo­val...
Periodontal disease - picture

Periodontal disease – causes and pictures

Although the teeth may be perfectly formed and in good health, they may be lost because their supporting structures (gingivae and bone) are diseased. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease which occurs most often in the middle...
Myocardial infarction

Myocardial infarction – definition and pathology

Myocardial infarction means death of myocardial cells secondary to ischaemia induced by obstruction of a coronary artery. This term must be distinguished from “myocardial cell necrosis”. Although cell death and necrosis are synonymous,...
Tonsillitis in adults

Tonsillitis in adults

Patient: “I have a terribly sore throat. Doctor and I feel awful. My husband says it is tonsillitis, but since it is only a child’s complaint, how is it possible?” Poor Mrs. Brown could hardly speak. She held her head stiffly,...
Aneurysm of the aorta

Aneurysm of the aorta – symptoms and treatment

Aneurysm of the aorta – symptoms and treatment Aneurysm is a limited (segmental) pathological extension of the aorta and its arterial branches. Aneutysms are caused by atherosclerosis, degenerative and specific diseases (for example syphilis),...
Ascaris infection

Ascaris infection in humans – symptoms, treatment and pictures

Ascaris infection in humans – symptoms, treatment and pictures Ascaris infection occurs among children in geographic areas with low household sanitation and poor hygiene habits. The cause is a parasite called Ascaris lumbricoides, which...