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Clinical Definition Rosacea is a common skin disorder that most often affects facial skin. Some experts believe that rosacea may be related to a vascular disorder because of its association with flushing, redness and visible blood vessels. Sometimes called adult acne, rosacea causes redness that appears on the chin, nose, cheeks and forehead. As the

Rotator Cuff

Clinical Definition The rotator cuff refers to parts of the capsule of the shoulder joint, reinforced by four tendons that connect to the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis muscles. The rotator cuff helps keep the upper arm (humerus) stable in the shoulder socket. In Our Own Words The rotator cuff is made of four


Clinical Definition Rotavirus is caused by a group of RNA viruses in the reoviridae family. It is a common cause of gastroenteritis. It is highly contagious and found in the stool of infected individuals. Although anyone can become infected with rotavirus, it is the leading cause of severe diarrhea in children. Vaccines are available to

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