Homoeopathy

The basis of homoeopathy is a basic natural principle. In Latin this principle is stated as similia similibus curentur ("Let likes be treated by likes") first propounded by Hippocrates. That is to say, that to cure any disease a drug must be found which is capable of producing similar symptoms when tested on healthy humans. Or in other words, a drug can only cure that which it can produce. The common person understands ...

Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, body is composed of three fundamental elements called doshas, dhatus, malas. The doshas governs the physciologcal activities of the body, while the dhatus enter into the formation of a basic structure of a body cell, thereby performing some specific actions. The malas are substances which are partly utilised in the body and partly excreted in a modified form after serving their physiological functions. These three elements are ...

COMA

Alternative names:

Alertness, decreased; changes in consciousness; coma; decreased consciousness; loss of alertness; mental status, decreased; stuporous 

Definition:

Diminished alertness or awareness. 

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JAUNDICE

Alternative names:

eyes, yellow; icterus; jaundice; skin, yellow; yellow eyes 

Definition:

A yellow discoloring of the skin, mucous membranes, and eyes, caused by too much bilirubin in the blood. 

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YELLOW FEVER

Definition:

An insect-borne tropical disease characterized by fever, jaundice (yellow skin and eyes), and hemorrhage.Causes, incidence, and risk factors:

Yellow fever is caused by an arbovirus (Flaviviridae), a small RNA virus that is transmitted by the bite of mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti, Aedes africanus, and Haemagogus). Areas of high incidence are Central America, the northern half of South America, and Central Africa.

INFLUENZA

Alternative names:

Asian flu; Asian flu type A; Asian flu type B; flu; Influenza A; Influenza B 

Definition:

A viral infection of the respiratory tract that causes fever, headache, muscle aches, and weakness

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DENGUE FEVER

Alternative names:

chikungunya; dengue-like disease; O'nyong-nyong fever; West Nile fever 

Definition:

A mild viral illness transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by fever, rash, and muscle and joint pains

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TUBERCULOSIS

Alternative names

TB; tuberculosis - pulmonary 

Definition

A contagious bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB). The lungs are primarily involved, but the infection can spread to other organs. 

Causes, incidence, and risk factors