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Rh factor blood test

Clinical Definition Rh factor blood test detects a protein, Rh factor, which can be present on the surface of erythrocytes. The majority of the population have the Rh factor and so test ”Rh positive.”  When the blood test does not detect Rh factor, the result is Rh negative. Pregnant women are tested not only for


Clinical Definition Rheumatism is defined as the pain and stiffness of soft tissues in and around the joints. It refers to more than 100 collective conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system (which consists of the joints, muscles, bones and tendons). Among the most common rheumatic conditions are osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and scleroderma. In Our


Clinical Definition Rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal mucosa. Rhinitis is usually classified as either infectious, allergic or non-allergic. The mucus membranes may become irritated and inflamed due to allergies, viruses and bacteria. Allergic rhinitis is the most common type of rhinitis. In Our Own Words Rhinitis is an inflammation and irritation of the mucus


Clinical Definition Rhinophyma is a condition, which is thought to be a severe form of rosacea. It is characterized by hypertrophy and redness of the lower portion of the nose. It is a result of hyperplasia of the sebaceous glands in the nose. The condition may also spread to the adjacent cheeks. In Our Own

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