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Abdominal muscles (anatomy)

ABDOMINAL MUSCLES ANATOMY Four distinct pairs of abdominal muscles create the flat anterolateral abdominal wall. These muscles resemble sheets of muscle tissue, flat and in some cases even straight during contraction. The external abdominal oblique, the internal abdominal oblique, transversus abdominis, and the rectus abdominis are the muscles which create the more...

Gerd (diseases)

GERD, which means gastro esophageal reflux disease, is often misconstrued as chronic acid reflux syndrome or chronic heartburn. GERD is defined as the reflux of bile and stomach acids that flow back up into the esophagus, causing serious inflammation and irritation of the lining of the esophagus. GERD can cause more...

Pertussis (diseases)

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is an acute and extremely contagious disease that affects between 5,000 to 7,000 people in the United States each year. It is caused by a gram-negative bacterium known as Bordatella pertussis, the culprit of 30 to 50 million Pertussis cases worldwide that result in more...