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What is congestive heart failure?

Congestive heart failure is a disease wherein the heart is unable to pump enough blood to supply the various organs and tissues in the body.  The heart basically functions as a pumping station of blood that is needed by various parts of the body.  When this function is not running efficiently, not enough blood will [...]

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 hemachromatosis?

Hemachromatosis refers to a medical condition wherein the body absorbs too much iron from food. Some experts refer to this condition as iron overload because of the unhealthy levels of iron that is accumulated by the body through various organs including the heart and liver for example. Iron is one of many essential minerals that [...]

What is Distemper?

What is Distemper? Distemper is a deadly disease usually affecting dogs and cats.  Though both types are commonly confused as the same, Canine Distemper in dogs and Feline Distemper in cats are caused by different viruses. For Canine Distemper, the virus involved is paramyxovirus.  This type of virus is mostly prevalent during spring and autumn [...]

What is Lupus?

What is Lupus? Lupus is a disease that affects the immune system wherein healthy cells cannot be distinguished by the immune system from unhealthy cells. Lupus cases chronic inflammation in many systems of the body including the blood, joints, kidneys and the skin. There are about 1.5 million reported cases of Lupus in the United [...]

What is HIV?

Human immunodeficiency virus or HIV is a virus that targets a person’s immune system. Individuals affected with HIV have a weakened immune system, making them susceptible to many illnesses and infections, which eventually leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS. The HIV virus attacks white blood cells that are key to the body’s disease fighting [...]

What is Diabetes?

What is Diabetes? – A Few Facts about the Disease Diabetes is classified as a disorder in metabolism. Metabolism is how your body processes the food that you take for energy and growth. The main source of energy for the body is the glucose. Glucose is the product of metabolism and it is a type [...]

What is MS?

MS is an abbreviation for Multiple Sclerosis which means many scars. This is a terminal disease that affects the central nervous system, which means it affects the brain and spinal chord for a life time. MS is the most common nervous disease among young adults and is estimated to affect slightly more than 2.5 million [...]

What is Cancer?

Cancer can be defined as a disease where abnormal cells multiply and divide uncontrollably, causing the growth of lumps or tumors. These tumors normally grow and interfere with the normal functioning of the body systems and organs. Tumors will also sometimes be the source of hormones that are harmful to the body and reduce the [...]