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Anatomy of Appendix and Appendicitis

Anatomy of Appendix and Appendicitis

Also called as vermix, vermiform appendix is a narrow vermin (worm shaped) tube arising from the posteromedial aspect of the cecum (a large blind sac forming the commencement of the large intestine) about 1 inch below the iliocecal valve. Small lumen of appendix opens into the cecum and the orifice is guarded by a fold of mucous membrane known as …

Hepatitis B virus (HBV)

Hepatitis B virus (HBV)

Approximately 350 million people are infected globally with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and an estimated of 1 million people die from complications of Hepatitis B virus each year. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) are extremely resistant strain capable of withstanding extreme temperatures and humidity.
Taxonomy of Hepatitis B virus (HBV):
› Viruses
› Retro-transcribing viruses
› Hepadnaviridae
› Orthohepadnavirus
› Hepatitis B virus
Structure …

Laxative abuse and habituation

Laxative abuse and habituation

Laxatives (purgatives, aperients) are foods, compounds, or medication that promote and facilitate bowel evacuation by acting locally to stimulate intestinal peristalsis, to soften bowel contents, or both. Laxatives are generally indicated in constipation (bowel movements that are infrequent and/or hard to pass). With constipation stools are usually hard, dry, small in size, and difficult to eliminate. At least 1 bowel …

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