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Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Cerebral Palsy (CP)

DEFINITION Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neuro-developmental impairment caused by a non-progressive defect or lesion in single or multiple locations in the immature brain.  This defect causes cognitive and motor...

Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM)

Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM)

Definition Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is an event that occurs during pregnancy when the sac containing the developing baby (fetus) and the amniotic fluid bursts or develops a hole...

RH Incompatibility

RH Incompatibility

Definition Rh incompatibility is a condition which develops when a pregnant woman has an Rh-negative blood type and the fetus she carries has Rh-positive blood type. The Rh factor (ie,...

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

DEFINITION OF THE DISEASE Injuries affecting the spinal cord commonly results from trauma, gunshot wounds and motor vehicle accidents. Many cases of SCI are caused by falls, sports-related injury and...

Hypertension

Hypertension

INTRODUCTION Hypertension is one of the most common worldwide diseases afflicting humans. Because of the associated morbidity and mortality and the cost to society, hypertension is an important public health...

Gout

Gout

Definition Of Gout a heterogenous group of conditions related to a genetic defect of purine metabolism resulting in hyperuricemia inflammatory disease of the joints mostly affects feet, great toe, ankle...