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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders Anxiety is a vague, uncomfortable feeling of fear, dread, or danger. Anxiety disorders are a group of psychiatric conditions that involve anxiety. The problem may be real or imaginary. Symptoms can vary in severity and length. There are several types of anxiety: acute situational anxiety generalized anxiety disorder panic disorder 

Heller Syndrome – Childhood Disintegrative Disorder ?>

Heller Syndrome – Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Heller Syndrome – Childhood Disintegrative Disorder A child with childhood disintegrative disorder develops normally for the first 2 years. At 3-4 years of age, the child shows marked deterioration of his or her intellectual, social, and language skills. Childhood disintegrative disorder is a type of pervasive developmental disorder. What is going on in the body? The typical child with childhood disintegrative disorder develops normally for the first 2 years. He or she has age-appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication and social…

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Lupus – Systemic Lupus Erythematosus ?>

Lupus – Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Lupus – Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systemic lupus erythematosus, OR SLE, is an autoimmune disorder that affects many parts of the body. An autoimmune disorder is a condition in which the body creates antibodies against its own tissues. What is going on in the body? A person with SLE produces antibodies against many of his or her own tissues. This autoimmune reaction can damage many parts of the body. These include: brain and nervous system digestive system eyes heart joints and…

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Menopause

Menopause Introduction to Menopause Menopause is a universal and irreversible part of the overall aging process involving a woman’s reproductive system, after which she no longer menstruates. Climacteric is the general term for the time from the period of this transition to the early postmenopausal phase of a woman’s reproductive life cycle. Perimenopause refers to the time before menopause when vasomotor symptoms and irregular menses often commence. Perimenopause can start 5-10 years or more before menopause. Menopause, by definition, begins…

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Fallopian Tube Disorders ?>

Fallopian Tube Disorders

Fallopian Tube Disorders Introduction The human oviduct, also known as the fallopian tube, is an essential component of the normal reproductive process. The tube, which connects the peritoneal space to the endometrial cavity, captures the egg after ovulation and transports the sperm from the uterus to the fertilization site in the ampulla (the middle portion of the tube). The ampulla serves as the physiologic site for final gamete maturation, fertilization, and early embryonic development. This article reviews the morphologic, physiologic,…

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Adnexal Tumors

Adnexal Tumors Introduction The normal functioning ovary produces a follicular cyst 6-7 times each year. In most cases, these functional masses are self-limiting and resolve within the duration of a normal menstrual cycle. In rare situations, they persist longer or become enlarged. At this point, they represent a pathological condition.