Black's Medical Dictionary by Gordon Macpherson

Black's Medical Dictionary by Gordon Macpherson

By Gordon Macpherson

The forty-first version supplies over 5000 definitions and outlines of scientific phrases and ideas observed by way of appendices on very important matters similar to healthiness Economics, Complementary and substitute medication, universal clinical assessments and an tackle record of help firms. All fabric has been checked and up-to-date with new and considerably revised entries on: abortion, anaesthetics, assisted belief, breast screening, persistent fatigue syndrome (ME), scientific guidance, scientific trials, evidence-based medication, common perform, Gulf warfare syndrome, menopause, psychosomatic medication.

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In the young, severe injury is the most common cause, when damage to the limb is so extensive as to make it non-viable or functionally useless. In the elderly, amputation is more often the result of vascular insufficiency, resulting in gangrene or intractable pain. A group of drugs closely related to ADRENALINE which act by stimulating the SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM. When taken by mouth they have a profound stimulating effect on the brain, producing a sense of well-being and confidence and seemingly increasing the capacity for mental work.

CORTICOSTEROIDS give temporary relief. Fibrosing alveolitis In this disease there is diffuse FIBROSIS of the walls of the alveoli of the lungs. This causes loss of lung volume with both forced expiratory volume and vital capacity affected, but the ratio between them remaining normal. The patient complains of cough and progressive DYSPNOEA. Typically the patient will be cyanosed (blue – see CYANOSIS), clubbed (see CLUBBING), and have crackles in the mid- and lower-lung fields. Blood gases will reveal HYPOXIA and, in early disease, hypocapnia (deficiency of carbon dioxide in the blood due to hyperventilation).

Most allergic disorders are linked to ATOPY, the predisposition to generate the allergic antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE) to common environmental agents (see ANTIBODIES; IMMUNOGLOBULINS). Because IgE is able to sensitise MAST CELLS (which play a part in inflammatory and allergic reactions) anywhere in the body, atopic individuals often have disease in more than one organ. Since the allergic disorder HAY FEVER was first described in 1819, allergy has moved from being a rare condition to one afflicting almost one in two people in the developed world, with substances such as grass and tree pollen, house-dust mite, bee and wasp venom, egg and milk proteins, peanuts, antibiotics, and other airborne environmental pollutants among the triggering factors.

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