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What is CVR?

What is CVR? CVR or Creative Visualization and Relaxation is a technique that involves some form of mental coaching to attain certain goals. Through the use of positive thoughts and pleasant pictures in the mind, a person is said to be able to control emotions and be more focused on some aspects of his/her life. [...]

What are MCV Tests?

What are MCV Tests? MCV or “mean corpuscular volume” tests are blood tests that measure the average volume of red blood cells in the blood. MCV tests are part of the standard blood test called CBC or complete blood count. The result of a MCV test may be calculated by dividing the hematocrit count by [...]

What is PFT?

What is PFT? PFT stands for Pulmonary Function Test or Testing and this refers to a variety of tests to check lung function. Those with problems in breathing like people with respiratory and/or cardiovascular illnesses are typically prescribed to undergo lung testing or PFT to test the lung’s overall capacity in terms of breathing. Pulmonary [...]

What is Electrolysis?

What is Electrolysis? Electrolysis is a process involved in removing hair through needles inserted into the hair follicle. It may be applied on different parts of the body. But depending on hair type and growth patterns, several treatment sessions may be necessary for permanent or semi-permanent hair removal. The process of electrolysis used in permanent [...]

What is HGB test?

What is HGB test? HGB test or Hemoglobin test is a test to determine the levels of hemoglobin circulating in the blood. Hemoglobin is contained in the red blood cells and is important in the transport of oxygen from the lungs to the various tissues of the body. It also helps in maintaining the proper [...]

What is Anesthesia?

What is Anesthesia? Anesthesia refers to some medication administered to the body to allow for painless medical procedures. An example of its use is during surgery, wherein patients will not feel any pain during the entire procedure. Anesthesia works by numbing the body of any sensation and temporarily paralyzes muscles to inhibit movement. Oftentimes, patients [...]

What is Bosley Hair Restoration?

What is Bosley Hair Restoration? Hair loss is a growing problem for most men and women around the world. Baldness can be experienced even at a younger age by both men and women. Some people experience hair loss due to genetics. Generally, there are more men who suffer from baldness than women. There have been [...]

What is EKG Testing?

What is EKG Testing? EKG Testing refers to Electrocardiogram tests performed to check the electrical activity of the heart. These tests are also called ECG tests and are used by doctors to check on possible heart problems. EKG or ECG tests are usually indicated for persons showing some signs and symptoms that may indicate some [...]

What is Ambulatory Care?

What is Ambulatory Care? When a patient needs medical attention without the need for admission, it is called ambulatory care. Ambulatory care includes several medical procedures or treatments that can be performed on an ambulatory basis. Blood tests, X-rays, endoscopy, biopsy and vaccination are some examples of ambulatory care. A baby visiting a pediatrician for [...]

What does CPR Stand For?

What does CPR Stand For? CPR is an acronym in the medical field which means cardio pulmonary resuscitation. CPR is an important, life-saving technique that is used in many emergency situations. CPR is a chest compression technique primarily to aid the flow of oxygenated blood in the body in the absence of normal blood flow. [...]

What is Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy? We all have encountered situations where the normal development or functioning of an individual is compromised. This could be as a result of a traumatic experience, medical condition or other reasons. The individual may be dealing with a physical or mental challenge or even both and they will need help in [...]

What is Neuropathy?

What is Neuropathy? Neuropathy is a condition describing chronic pain caused by peripheral nerves damage, sometimes accompanied by tissue injury and frequently associated with an underlying disease. The most frequent causes of neuropathy are diabetes, alcoholism, AIDS, chemotherapy, amputations or other kind of traumas. Sometimes there is no obvious cause for the neuropathic pain and [...]

What Is Differential Diagnosis?

What Is Differential Diagnosis? Differential Diagnosis is the process of determining a specific diagnosis by systematically comparing similar diagnoses.  Depending on items like medical history, symptoms, test results, own medical knowledge, and/or input from colleagues, doctors will usually come up with a handful of possible diagnoses for a particular condition.  After which, careful evaluation is [...]

What is Nursing?

Nursing refers to the branch of medical profession that deals with the physical attendance, care and aid of medical patients. Part of a nurse’s responsibilities includes the documentation of a patient’s medical history, performance of diagnostic tests related to a patient’s condition as well as the administration of medicine and treatment. Nurses can also perform [...]

What is IPL Treatment?

What is IPL Treatment? IPL or Intense Pulsed Light treatment is a technique for removing unwanted hair in the body. The technique involves the use of light at high intensities but at very short periods of time. IPL treatments typically involve flash lamps with electric capacitors that provide the energy from light. It is an [...]

What is GTN?

What is GTN? GTN or gliceryl trinitrate is a type of medicine belonging to the nitrate group of drugs. It is also called “nitroglycerin” and is typically used for the treatment of patients with angina (chest pain) or heart failure. Other indications for this drug include acute myocardial infarction, anal fissures, severe high blood pressure, [...]

What is Keratin Treatment?

What is Keratin Treatment? Keratin Treatment is a form of treatment done for the hair. This treatment uses “keratin” to cure hair-related problems. Keratin is a natural protein that is present in the skin, teeth, nails, and on the hair itself. When extra keratin is applied on hair, it will make it softer and more [...]

What is dihydrocodeine?

What is dihydrocodeine? Dihydrocodeine is an analgesic drug from the opioid family.  Opioid drugs have psychogenic effects along with its analgesic effect.  Common use for this drug is for the relief of pain but this particular substance may also be combined with other drugs to help in patients with breathing difficulties and those with coughs. [...]

What is Neomycin-sorbitol?

What is Neomycin-sorbitol? Neomycin-sorbitol is a drug combination used in clinical trials and treatment programs for patients who have portal-systemic encephalopathy.  This is a neuropsychiatric disorder that mainly affects the liver.  It is also called hepatic encephalopathy Type C, and typically presents with liver cirrhosis and hypertension or venous shunting in the liver portals.  Symptoms [...]

What is Geodon?

What is Geodon? Geodon is a brand of prescription drug that is used for people who are considered as atypical psychotics.  Its generic name is Ziprasidone and got its U.S. FDA approval for the treatment of various conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and some types of mania.  Some doctors also prescribe Geodon for anxiety attacks, [...]

What is DMPA?

What is DMPA? “DMPA” is short for depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, and it refers to a contraceptive that can be used by means of injection.  The basic action of this particular substance is to block the ovulation process.  DMPA is the active substance in various contraceptive drugs including brands like Depo-Provera and Depo-Ralovera. DMPA is considered [...]

What is Loperamide used for?

Loperamide is a type of opiod drug that is used for the treatment of diarrhea.  The basic action of Loperamide is to make the stool less watery and slow the movement of the gut.  With these effects, patients with any type of diarrhea may get symptom relief. Loperamide works directly on the digestive system and [...]

What is Lyderm?

What is Lyderm? Lyderm is a brand of topical medication that is intended for the treatment of various skin ailments including some forms of dermatitis and eczema.  Its active ingredient is fluocinonide, and it acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.  Lyderm is typically prescribed when there is itching, redness, or any other skin discomfort.  Some skin [...]

What is HSG testing?

HSG testing refers to an x-ray test to check on the woman’s uterus and fallopian tubes.  HSG is short for hysterosalpingogram with “hystero” referring to the uterus, “salpingo” for the fallopian tubes, and “gram” for the x-ray test.  HSG testing is normally done for women who may have had difficulty getting pregnant.  Since the test [...]

What Is Azithromycin Used For?

Azithromycin is one of the most widely used antibiotics in the world. The medicine is derived from erythromycin, and like all antibiotics Azithromycin is used for curing infections, which are mainly caused by bacteria. There are a number of ailments which are cured by this antibiotic. Ear infections, especially middle ear infection, throat infection, bronchitis, [...]

What is hyoscyamine used for?

What is hyoscyamine used for? Hyoscyamine is a substance that can be sourced from various plants including mandrake, jimsonweed, and deadly nightshade among others. These plants are members of the Solanaceae plant family and they are considered the main source of this substance. In terms of its use, hyoscyamine is widely used in the medical [...]

What is LSH hysterectomy?

LSH stands for laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy, a type of procedure that involves removal of the uterus and preservation of the cervix. This procedure is preferred and/or prescribed by some OB-gynecologsists for their women patients as opposed to the more radical approach of removing the cervix along with the entirety of the uterus for medical reasons. [...]

What is keratin hair treatment?

Keratin-based products and treatments are said to be good for the hair.  Keratin is a natural protein that helps protect the hair from damage from various environmental factors such as too much sun exposure, overuse of hair products, and blow drying among others.  Keratin serves to provide the hair with a natural coating or shield [...]

What is kyphoplasty surgery?

Kyphoplasty surgery is a medical procedure that is prescribed for patients with fractures in their spine or vertebral column.  In patients with compression injuries involving part of the spine for example, kyphoplasty may be done to help relieve the pain and restore the original structure of the vertebral column.  Through kyphoplasty surgery, pressure is removed [...]

What is bevacizumab?

Bevacizumab is an anti-cancer drug that works to combat the growth of blood vessels that is a common occurrence when a person has cancer.  Pharmacologically, bevacizumab functions like an antibody that resists the process of angiogenesis or the growth of blood vessels.  It is very typical for cancer cells to develop blood vessels in order [...]

What is Ixempra drug?

Ixempra is a brand of drug that contains the active ingredient ixabepilone. This particular drug is typically administered intravenously for patients undergoing breast cancer treatment or therapy. The basic action of Ixempra is to cause a slowdown in the cancer cell development in the breast. The ultimate goal of Ixempra-based treatment is to literally stop [...]

What is FHO surgery in dogs?

FHO surgery in dogs is a surgical procedure that involves removing the head and neck parts of the femur, the large bone in the dog’s hip joints. FHO stands for femoral head osteotomy and it is one of many surgical procedures that may be prescribed for dogs with various problems in their hips including hip [...]

What is Cozaar used for?

Cozaar is a brand of prescription drug that contains the active ingredient losartan potassium. It is primarily used and prescribed for patients with hypertension. The main action of Cozaar is to lower one’s blood pressure and this is done through vasoconstriction. With this main effect, blood pressure is significantly lowered and ultimately helping patients achieve [...]

What is EECP treatment?

EECP treatment refers to a type of treatment using Enhanced External Counter-Pulsation. This treatment is essentially prescribed for patients with heart problems like angina or cardiomyopathy among many other diseases. In these heart conditions, the heart is unable to receive enough blood and pump out enough of it with every heartbeat. Depending on the actual [...]

What is EFT therapy?

In the field of psychotherapy, EFT stands for Emotionally Focused Therapy. This type of therapy is designed but for various individuals, families, and couples who have ongoing issues and concerns with their inter-connected lives. As its name suggests, the psychotherapy sessions revolve around the subject of emotions. The same emotions that led to internal concerns [...]

What is jojoba oil?

Jojoba oil is the oil that can be extracted from the seed of the jojoba plant or shrub.  This plant can be found in the south-western parts of the US and northern parts of Mexico.  When extracted from the seed, jojoba oil appears clear and golden yellow in color.  This particular oil is sought after [...]

What are Inza tablets used for?

Inza tablets refer to a brand of tablets that contain Ibuprofen as its active ingredient.  Inza tablets typically come in 200 and 400mg preparations and are prescribed to stop the inflammatory changes involved in common arthritis-related conditions.  Some doctors also prescribe Inza tablets for patients that experience pain in various parts of the body.  Inza [...]

What is DMF in pharma?

In the field of pharmacology, DMF refers to the “drug master file”. This file or document is submitted to a drug regulating authority as part of a requirement for a new drug for example or as proof of collaboration between two or more pharmaceutical agencies or organizations. In general, companies that manufacture drugs are not [...]

What is DMT?

DMT stands for Dimethyltryptamine and it is a substance that is known to be a very potent psychedelic drug. Being psychedelic, DMT is famous for providing a very intense level of hallucinations. Classified as very potent psychoactive substance, ingesting DMT is said to overpower one’s brain or thinking in terms of cognition and perception. People [...]

What is Norco?

Norco is a drug that is typically prescribed for moderate to severe pain. Its main active ingredients are hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Both substances work together to provide analgesia to patients. Hydrocodone is classified as a narcotic drug and is part of the opioid family of drugs and this simply means that it is a very [...]

What is a CMV blood test?

CMV blood test refers to a blood test to check if a person is infected with the cytomegalovirus.  This type of virus is commonly spread among people of all ages but may not present any serious symptoms at all.  Most people will also get infected with this virus and not really know about it.  For [...]