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Bradykinesia

Bradykinesia

What is Bradykinesia? Bradykinesia is very slow motion of all muscle movements.  You can describe it as impaired muscle activity. It includes slow reflexes.  Examples are weightless spaceflight motion and catatonic schizophrenia.   [1] Bradykinesia Definition Bradykinesia is most often seen as a sign of Parkinson’s Disease, though there are other causes for it. The loss […]

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Porencephaly Cyst

Porencephaly Cyst

Porencephaly Cyst Definition Porencephaly is a very rare disorder of the central nervous system resulting in cerebrospinal fluid in cavities or cysts within the brain.   The localized encephalomalacia (brain softening) is usually because of hemorrhage or inflammation of that portion of the brain.  A less common form is inherited. [2] It is possible that the […]

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Exploding Head Syndrome

Exploding Head Syndrome

What is Exploding Head Syndrome? The exploding head syndrome sounds like it comes from a science fiction movie, but it is a real phenomenon which remains a medical mystery.  People experience a loud and frightening noise, like a loud bang, a shotgun, a roar, thunder, etc. It happens either while the patient is falling asleep […]

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Odontoma

Odontoma

What is Odontoma? Odontoma is a specific type of tumor that is benign and located in your mouth. It is made of all or some of the tissues that make your teeth. However, these tissues may or may not be arranged in the form of a tooth.  It may not be visible to the naked […]

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Fordyce Spots

Fordyce Spots

What are Fordyce spots? Fordyce spot, otherwise known as “fordyce granule”, is a fairly common, non-infectious condition that affects the skin of the genital area as well as the face. uncommon locations are the buccal mucosa as well as the esophagus. Moreover, fordyce spots are considered to be natural-occuring and does not pose a great […]

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Acanthosis Nigricans

Acanthosis Nigricans

What is Acanthosis Nigricans Acanthosis nigricans is a condition where there is an occurrence of discoloration in the skin. This discoloration normally occurs in areas where there are folds, such as the folds in the side of the neck as well as the posterior folds. Moreover, it has been recognized that indeed, the condition highly […]

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Cherry Angioma

Cherry Angioma

Cherry Angioma Cherry angiomas are quite common types of vascular lesions that appear on the skin. They are usually dilated capillaries or the excessive clumping of blood vessels. They may appear as cherry-red papules or purplish in color. Cherry angiomas are also known as Campbell De Morgan spots after the British surgeon who first took […]

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Leukoplakia

Leukoplakia

What is Leukoplakia? Leukoplakia is a condition wherein white or gray patches appear in some parts of the mouth, predominantly in the buccal mucosa and the tongue. However, leukoplakia is not limited as an oral disorder alone, as it may also appear in the genital area of the female. Moreover, it may be hyperkeratotic in […]

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Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis

Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis

Definition Epidermodysplasia verruciformis, otherwise known as, Lutz-Lewandowsky epidermodysplasia verruciformis or Lewandowsky-Lutz dysplasia is a genetic disorder of the skin that is very rare in nature. It is particularly an autosomal recessive genetic disorder, with 10 to 20% of the cases being so. Patients who inherited the disease in an autosomal recessive pattern are products of marriages […]

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Arthrogryposis

Arthrogryposis

What is Arthrogryposis? Arthrogryposis is a non progressive neuro-musculoskeletal, congenital disorder characterized by various joint contractures. It is also known as arthrogryposis multiplex congenital (AMC). Contractures, muscle weakness, stiffness, poor mobility or immobility and fibrosis are usually the presenting signs and symptoms of this condition. The term “arthrogryposis” is derived from the Greek terms “arthro,” […]

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