Angina Pectoris

Posted by   February 7th, 2016 02:52 AM  on Disease.  
Angina pectoris

Angina pectoris, commonly known as angina, is the sensation of chest pain, pressure, or squeezing, often due to ischemia of theheart muscle from obstruction or spasm of the coronary arteries. While angina pectoris can derive from anemia, abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure, its main cause is coronary artery disease, an atherosclerotic process affecting the arteries feeding theheart. The termMore...

Arthritis

Posted by   February 2nd, 2016 11:33 AM  on Disease.  
Hands affected by rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune form of arthritis

Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation in one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), a result of trauma to theMore...

Anal Fistula

Posted by   January 1st, 2016 03:37 AM  on Disease.  
Different types of anal fistula (right side of image)

Anal fistula, or fistula-in-ano, is a chronic abnormal communication between the epithelialised surface of the anal canal and (usually) the perianal skin.Anal fistulae originate from the anal glands, which are located between the internal and external anal sphincter and drain into theanal canal. If the outlet of these glandsMore...

Adrenal Gland

Posted by   November 27th, 2015 02:51 AM  on Disease.  
Adrenal gland

The adrenal glands (also known as suprarenal glands) are endocrine glands that produce a variety of hormones including adrenaline and the steroids aldosterone and cortisol. They are found above the kidneys. Each gland has an outer cortex which produces steroid hormones and an inner medulla. The adrenal cortex itself is divided into three zones: zona glomerulosa, the zonaMore...

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