OSTEOARTHRITIS(DISORDER OF THE SKELETAL SYSTEM)

OSTEOARTHRITIS(DISORDER OF THE SKELETAL SYSTEM)

OSTEOARTHRITIS OVERVIEW OF OSTEOARTHRITIS Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory degenerative joint disease that causes degeneration in the joints of the bone, particularly the cartilage and synovial fluid, eventually leading to friction between the joints causing pain and stiffness. It is a disorder of the articular cartilage associated with hyper- trophic changes in the bone, which mainly…

PREGNANCY

PREGNANCY

OVERVIEW OF PREGNANCY What is pregnancy? Pregnancy also known as gestation is the normal physiologic process of the female body in which foetus develops in the uterus. It occurs when the sperm released from the man fertilizes with the egg released from the woman during ovulation, in which the egg travels to the uterus and…

ELEPHANTIASIS
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ELEPHANTIASIS

OVERVIEW OF ELEPHANTIASIS Elephantiasis a disorder of the lymphatic system also known as lymphatic filariasis, is a painful and disfiguring disease that is caused by parasitic infection mainly caused by the nematodes (round worms). The filariodidea are transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitos, the larvae are deposited on the skin where they seep into…

BREASTFEEDING
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BREASTFEEDING

OVERVIEW OF BREASTFEEDING BREASTFEEDING Breastfeeding also known as nurturing, is the process of delivering adequate and complete nutrient to an infant, to ensure healthy growth and development of the infant directly from the mother’s breast. It is a very important part of the reproductive system of a woman, with effect on the health of the…

ACNE VULGARIS (PIMPLES)

ACNE VULGARIS (PIMPLES)

Overview of Acne Vulgaris Acne vulgaris, also known as common acne, is a skin condition that represents the commonest form of inflammatory dermatitis, which occurs when the follicles of the skin are blocked with bacteria, sebum, and dead skin cells. The blocked follicles give rise to blemishes on the skin like pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and…