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Pulmonary Emphysema

Pulmonary Emphysema

Pulmonary emphysema is defined as a nonuniform pattern of abnormal, permanent distention of the air spacesĀ  with destruction of the alveolar walls and eventually a reduced pulmonary capillary bed. It appears to be the end stage of a process that has progressed slowly for many years. Smoking is the major cause. In a few patients, […]

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Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes Insipidus

    Diabetes insipidus is a disorder of the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland due to a deficiency of vasopressin, the antidiuretic hormone (ADH). it is characterized by polydipsia and polyuria. Diabetes insipidus may be (1) secondary, related to head trauma, brain tumor, or surgical ablation or irradiation of the pituitary gland or infection […]

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