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Caring For Children With Cerebral Palsy

Caring For Children With Cerebral Palsy

People often confuse CP as a disease, which is not true. CP or Cerebral Palsy is a medical condition when there’s an inability or loss of control over motor function. The motor skills that can be affected by this condition include gross, oral and fine motor skills. It also affects the coordination, reflexes, balance, posture and movement of the body …

Strychnine poisoning

Strychnine poisoning

Strychnine (Kuchila) is an alkaloid prepared from the seeds of Nux vomica tree. It is a colorless crystal with bitter taste (hence not ideal as homicidal poison). It is used to kill ‘pests’, from earthworms to dogs. There is no justification for its continued use or even manufacture, as it has no longer any place in medical treatment (used in …

Arsenic Poisoning

Arsenic Poisoning

Arsenic itself is not poisonous; it is the compounds of arsenic, particularly arsenous oxide or arsenic trioxide (sankhya or somalkhar) and various arsenites of Cu, Na and K that are toxic to the humans. Arsenic trioxide is a component of fruit sprays, weed-killers, dyeing agents, insecticides, rat poisons, etc. and also a medical preparation called Fowler’s solution (used in past …

Brachial Plexus And Its Injury

Brachial Plexus And Its Injury

Definition:
A network of spinal nerves that originates in the back of the neck, extends through the axilla (armpit), and gives rise to nerves to the upper limb. The brachial plexus is formed by the union of portions of the 5th through 8th cervical nerves (C5-C8) and the first thoracic nerve (T1), all of which come from the spinal cord.
Function:
The …


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