PRODROME

An early symptom or set of symptoms that may indicate a warning of an impending physical or mental disorder. The prodrome may enable...

PSEUDOANGINA

Pseudo angina mirrors the symptoms of Angina Pectoris (an indicator of a cardiac condition) but has no underlying medical evidence of heart disease.

SANGUE DORMIDO

Culturally linked condition described in Cape Verde Islanders, which has a broad range of neurological complaints, including blindness, convulsions, numbness, pain, paralysis, stroke, and...

SKELETAL MUSCLE

the muscle that gives the force to make our skeleton move. These muscles are attached to bones by tendons and often span the joint....

SMOOTH MUSCLE

any muscle that is not striated that can stay contracted for a long period of time such as blood vessels, digestive organs and the...

STAIRCASE PHENOMENON

1. Anything that shows a graduated step like change. 2. Cardiac muscle. The increase in the force when a heart rate increases. 3. Skeletal...

STRESS TEST

Is a test that is administered to obtain the person's capability to perform a particular function under a specific stressful condition. It is a...

TACHYCARDIA

The pathologically fast beating of the heart in response to stress or drugs.

MUSCARINE

can be isolated from Amanita muscaria, otherwise known as Agaric and other fungi. Muscarine stimulates a variety of acetylcholine receptors in smooth muscle, cardiac...

MYOPATHY

is an umbrella term used to describe any condition or disorder which involves defective functioning of the muscle fibres. For example, cardio myopathy is...

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