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Ascites (diseases)

Ascites is actually one of the symptoms caused by liver disease. The organs in our abdomen are lined with membranes. Ascites occurs when the fluid between these membranes are in excess. A doctor may describe this as having a lot of fluid in your peritoneal cavity. For women, the normal more...

Hepatic Portal System (anatomy)

HEPATIC PORTAL SYSTEM ANATOMY A portal system in the human body refers to the circulation of draining blood composed of one set of vessels that delivers the blood to the capillaries and then are picked up by the systemic veins and taken to the vena cava. The hepatic portal system refers more...

Osteomyelitis (diseases)

Osteomyelitis the term used to call an infection of the bone or the bone marrow. The bacteria Staphylococcus aureus commonly cause it but other mycobacteria or pyogenic bacteria can also be causative agents. There are several ways of how bacteria can infect the bones. One way of how a bone can more...



Propranolol belongs to a class of medications called beta-blockers. Its chief use is as a blood pressure medication, but it is also used to prevent migraines in children. It has several other uses as well, including the treatment of chest pains, irregul more...

Brand name(s): Inderal,

Tinea (diseases)

Tinea is a kind of fungal infection caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes. The dermatophytes invade the dead keratin of nails, hair and skin. There are species of this group of fungi that can infect human beings. These species belong to the genera Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton. Tinea, also more...