Parotid gland

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  • Dysphagia Case Studies

    Participants Participants were prospectively recruited from the cohort of consecutive patients referred to the Combined Head and Neck Clinic (CHNC) at a large tertiary hospital in Brisbane between September 2013 and November 2014. For inclusion, all patients had to have at least one parotid gland affected by either primary, metastatic or recurrent disease, and were planned to receive either definitive XRT or surgery with postoperative XRT to a prescription dose of 60Gy or greater. Patients were excluded from the study if they were managed by surgery only, or received a dose of less than 60Gy. The study was conducted with ethical clearance from the Metro North Hospital and Health Service Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number: HREC/13/QRBW/444),…

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  • Complications Of Head And Scle Cancer (HNC)

    paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity, larynx, pharynx and salivary glands (World Health Organization, 2005). Surgery and radiotherapy (XRT) are the main treatment approaches for HNC, with good clinical outcomes expected depending on a range of patient factors, site/location of tumor, clinical stage and resectability of the tumor (Argiris, Karamouzis, & Raben, 2008; Platteaux, Dirix, Hermans, & Nuyts, 2010). However, despite improving survival…

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  • The Pituitary Gland Is The Seat Of The Soul

    Outline Introduce the problem 1-2 sentences 50 words Decades have passed and the science community researched and were still not able to discover the biological function of the pituitary gland that was said to be the " seat of the soul". Philosophers have claimed that the pituitary gland is the habitat of the soul Before criticizing the claim, articulate it clearly so that we understand why someone would make each a claim. In other words, present the argument of your opponent in debate,…

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  • Sex Differences

    The enlargement of two or more glands is also a causation. The noncancerous growth also called adenoma is the most common cause followed by enlargement or hyperplasia. Having a cancerous tumor is a rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism. Although this form of hyperparathyroidism occurs randomly, some patients inherit a gene that causes the disorder. This is known as the familial isolated hyperparathyroidism and it is due to mutations in the MEN1, CDC73, or CASR gene. The MEN1 gene is the…

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  • 'Writing Assignment 2: The Mumps'

    It’s caused by a virus that can be transmitted by swapping spit with loose women,” say Dr. Strangelove (Roth, Sullivan, 2015). After taking a look at his medical record, it seems that Glen had already had his MMR vaccinations for the mumps years ago. He had the first dose between 15-18 months old and the second dose between 4-6 months old (CDC, 2015). “The only thing you can do is sit it it out,” says Dr. Strangelove. “You see, because mumps is a virus, it doesn’t respond to antibiotics or…

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  • Essay On Pituitary Adenoma

    Overview A pituitary adenoma is a benign growth that occurs in the pituitary gland. Sometimes when the pituitary gland becomes covered with tumor-like growths it begins to secrete an excess of hormones. Though mostly benign, these tumors can still cause problems throughout the body. Definition & Facts The pituitary gland is located below the brain and above the nasal passages. This gland belongs to a system known as the endocrine system that includes the pancreatic gland, adrenal gland,…

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  • Homeostasis Research Paper

    certain jobs to perform. Hormones releases certain chemicals that will have a good or bad effect on the body. Hormones have to be at a certain level if not you will become sick. Reference Cannon, W. B., (2014). Homeostasis: The Wisdom of the Body. New York: W.W. Norton, 1932. Retrieved from http://www.biologyreference.com/Ho-La/Homeostasis.html Natural Resources Defense Council, (1998). Endocrine Disruptors: Retrieved from http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/qendoc.asp Saladin,…

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  • Adrenoleukodystrophy Research Paper

    Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a condition which affects the ability of adrenal glands to produce adrenaline and myelin, which insulates the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. This diminishes the ability of the brain to communicate effectively with the rest of the nerves. This condition was initially identified in the early 1900s and was originally called Schilder-Addison disease (2). The cause of this condition originates in the peroxisomes, which are tiny structures in the cell which assist…

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  • Acute Stress Response Essay Introduction

    the constriction or dilation of blood vessels and airways in the lungs known as bronchioles (You & Your Hormones). The autonomic nervous system is made up of two parts, the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system triggers the fight or flight response, providing the body with bursts of energy so it can respond properly to potential dangers. The parasympathetic nervous system promotes the rest and digest response that is responsible for…

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  • Education And Latching: A Case Study

    Education can play an important role in addressing any issues of positioning and latching (Pollard, 2011). Jades symptoms got progressively worse and the midwife referred her to the lactation consultant at the hospital. A comprehensive lactation history was obtained and a complete breastfeed was observed, assessing baby 's position, attachment, sucking pattern, and to exclude anomalies such as tongue-tie. This is in accordance with UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative [BFI] and best practice…

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