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  • Disease

    Aural polyps

    Ear anatomy

    An aural polyp is a growth in the outside (external) ear canal or middle ear. It may be attached to the eardrum (tympanic membrane), or it may grow from the...

  • Special Topic

    Auscultation

    Auscultation is a method used to listen to the sounds of the body during a physical examination by using a stethoscope. A patient's lungs, heart, and intestines are the most common organs heard during auscultation.

    Auscultation is listening to the sounds of the body during a physical examination.

  • Special Topic

    Autism - resources

    These organizations are good sources of information on autism: Association for Science in Autism Treatment — www.asatonline.org Autism Society of America...

  • Disease

    Autism spectrum disorder

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder. It often appears in the first 3 years of life. ASD affects the brain’s ability to develop normal...

  • Disease

    Autoerythrocyte sensitivity

    Autoerythrocyte sensitivity means your body is sensitive to its own red blood cells (erythrocytes). This generally results in the destruction of red blood...

  • Disease

    Autoimmune disorders

    Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder that involves overactivity of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). Hallmarks of the condition are bulging eyes (exophthalmos), heat intolerance, increased energy, difficulty sleeping, diarrhea, and anxiety.

    An autoimmune disorder occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune...

  • Disease

    Autoimmune hepatitis

    The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

    Autoimmune hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. It occurs when immune cells mistake the liver’s normal cells for harmful invaders and attack them.

  • Test

    Autoimmune liver disease panel

    The liver serves a wide variety of body functions, including detoxifying blood and producing bile that aids in digestion.

    An autoimmune liver disease panel is a group of tests that is done to check for autoimmune liver disease. An autoimmune liver disease means that the body’s...

  • Special Topic

    Autoinoculation

    Injection of some of the body's cells back into the body is called autoinoculation. Using one's own cells helps prevent or reduce antibody formation.

    Autoinoculation is a procedure in which cells are removed from the body, treated or medically changed, and then placed back into the body. It is done to help...

  • Poison

    Automatic dishwasher soap poisoning

    Automatic dishwasher soap poisoning refers to illness that occurs when you swallow soap used in automatic dishwashers or when the soap contacts the...