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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia 24-hour urinary aldosterone excretion rate 07/26/2011
Aldosterone - urine How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia 24-hour urine copper test 01/04/2013
Quantitative urinary copper How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning. Afterwards, collect all urine in a special container for the next 24 hours. On day 2, urinate into the container when you get up in the morning. Cap the container. Keep it in the refrigerator or a cool place during the collection period.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia 24-hour urine protein 09/03/2012
Urine protein - 24 hour How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning. Afterwards, collect all urine in a special container for the next 24 hours. On day 2, urinate into the container when you get up in the morning.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia 25-hydroxy vitamin D test 07/19/2012
25-OH vitamin D test; Calcidiol; 25-hydroxycholecalciferol test How the test is performed: A blood sample is needed.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia 5'-nucleotidase 02/02/2011
5'-NT How the test is performed: Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the vein swell with blood.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia 5-HIAA 09/09/2012
HIAA; 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid; Serotonin metabolite How the test is performed: A 24-hour urine sample is needed. On day 1, urinate into the toilet when you get up in the morning. Afterwards, collect all urine in a special container for the next 24 hours.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Aarskog syndrome 11/14/2011
Facial-digital-genital syndrome Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Aarskog syndrome is a genetic disorder that is linked to the X chromosome. It affects mainly males, but females may have a milder form. The condition is caused by changes (mutations) in a gene called "faciogenital dysplasia" ( FGD1 ).
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Aase syndrome 08/04/2011
Aase-Smith syndrome; Hypoplastic anemia/Triphalangeal thumb syndrome Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Most cases of Aase syndrome occur without a known reason and are not passed down through families (inherited). However, some cases have been shown to be inherited. The anemia in Aase syndrome is caused by poor development of the bone marrow, which is where blood cells are formed.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Abdomen - swollen 10/14/2012
Swollen belly; Swelling in the abdomen; Abdominal distention; Distended abdomen Common Causes: Abdominal swelling, or distention, is more often caused by overeating than by a serious illness. This problem can be caused by: Air swallowing (a nervous habit) Buildup of fluid in the abdomen (this can be a sign of a serious medical problem) Gas in the intestines from eating foods that are high in fiber (such as fruits and vegetables) Irritable bowel syndrome Lactose intolerance Ovarian cyst Partial bowel blockage Pregnancy Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) Uterine fibroids Weight gain Home Care: A swollen abdomen that is caused by eating a heavy meal will go away when you digest the food.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Abdominal aortic aneurysm 07/10/2012
Aneurysm - aortic; AAA Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The exact cause is unknown, but risk factors for developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm include: Emphysema Genetic factors High blood pressure High cholesterol Male gender Obesity Smoking An abdominal aortic aneurysm can develop in anyone, but is most often seen in males over age 60 who have one or more risk factors.
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