Acute Prostatitis

What is acute prostatitis? Acute prostatitis makes your prostate to be bigger in size than what it used to be when you attained adulthood. Your...

Acute Otitis Media

What is acute otitis media? Acute otitis media mostly affects the middle part of either ear in children. This part of the ears can become...

Acute Myocardial Infarction

What is acute myocardial infarction? Acute myocardial infarction is a medical term for heart attack. If you have ever seen anyone or perhaps experienced a...

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

What is acute myeloid leukemia? Acute myeloid leukemia is primarily a cancerous disorder of white cell production in the spongy bone marrow. It is chiefly...

Acute Mountain Sickness

What is acute mountain sickness? Acute mountain sickness is common amongst those who travel to very high regions especially those above sea level i.e. heights...

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

What is acute lymphocytic leukemia? Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a kind of cancer prevalent in children. Adults can also suffer from it. The body tissues...

ACTH Test: All you need to know

What is the ACTH test? The full meaning of ACTH is Adrenocorticotropic hormone. It is synthesized in a gland found below the brain and it is...

Acute Pancreatitis

What is acute pancreatitis? If you have ever heard about diabetes, then one of its causes is an insufficient pancreas. The pancreas is made up...

ACTH Stimulation Test

Introduction to ACTH stimulation test Different glands exist in the body. Glands are organs that secrete substances required in different processes in the body.  One...

Acute Cholecystitis

Introduction to acute cholecystitis The gallbladder is an accessory structure that forms part of the digestive system. It is found just beneath your liver. It...

Acute Cerebellar Ataxia

What is acute cerebellar ataxia? The brain has different parts that function independently to make you function well as a person. One of such parts...

Actinic Keratosis

Introduction to actinic keratosis Have you ever seen the face of some elderly persons? How about their hands and arms? Do these areas look smooth?...

Acting Out: All you need to know

Introduction to acting out This is peculiar to children that feel they are not loved, cared for or highly esteemed. It is usually an expression...

Actinomycosis

Introduction to actinomycosis There are many kinds of infections that can exist in the human body. And guess what? They can be found anywhere on...

Acute gastritis

Introduction to acute gastritis Whenever you see or hear the word ‘acute’, what should come to mind is the word ‘sudden.’ And when you read...

Acute Frontal Sinusitis

Introduction to acute frontal sinusitis Frontal sinuses are cavities that occur in a pair, are small, air-filled and are located behind the eyes where you...

Acute Kidney Failure

What is acute kidney failure? Acute kidney failure is same as acute kidney injury and acute renal failure. You should be familiar with any of...

Acute Tubular Necrosis

Your kidney contains networks of long narrow tubes that help the body in maintaining the right proportion of salt, fluids, and other useful substances....

Acromegaly – The ABCs

What is acromegaly? Before we talk about acromegaly, it is quite important that you know that your body produces different kinds of hormones for it...

Acne

The skin of everyone has very small holes which can get ‘choked up’ with dirt, oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells. These holes are...