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Anticonvulsants

Anticonvulsants are described as a group of pharmaceutical medicines, that are administered to various patients suffering from epileptic seizures. According to recent information, various anticonvulsants are being used in the treatment of bipolar disorder. These drugs have a mood stabilizing action and the main function of these medicines is to …

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Lumbar puncture

Lumbar puncture is one of the earliest tests employed in neurological disorders. Lumbar puncture needle is introduced in the inter vertebral space between second and third lumbar vertebrae and cerebrospinal fluid collected. CSF is examined for its color, biochemical examination and cytology. Before doing lumbar puncture, fundus examination be done to …

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Tobacco and its hazards

Smoking Tobacco of all types whether cigarette, bidi or hooka carries a high degree of morbidity and mortality. Almost all major organs of the body bear brunt of smoking whether it be heart (coronary heart disease), lungs (cancer, chronic bronchitis, asthmatic bronchitis), nervous system (cerebrovascular accidents), G. I. Tract (gastritis, peptic …

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Psychological Medicine

Psychological Medicine – There is an important relationship between the mind and the body and by their mutual balance they keep the human beings on go. This aspect of human nature and disease has been recognized since earlier times. It only tends to act as a pointer to the fact …

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Antimony

Most web sources define antimony as a metallic element that is having four allotropic forms that are used in a wide variety of alloys. The compound is commonly found as stibnite. It is defined as a chemical element associated with the symbol sb, that stands for stibium and it has …

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Antibiotic therapy in Peridontal Disease

What Is Antibiotic therapy? Antibiotic therapy is the use of local and systemic agents to control the bacterial etiology of the inflammatory periodontal diseases. These agents include both locally and systemically delivered antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents. When Are Antibiotic therapy Indicated in Periodontal Therapy? Indications for the use of antibiotic therapy in …

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Occlusal trauma

In occlusal trauma, the etiologic factor is any force in excess of the adaptive capacity of the periodontium, the morbid pathobiologic event is injury within the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone, and the signs and symptoms are pain, mobility and/or fremitus, pathologic migration of teeth, excessive occlusal wear, and widening …

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Root Planing – Limitations and Goals

Root planing

What Are the Expected Outcomes and Limitations of  Root Planing? How Successful Is  Root Planing in Achieving Its Goals and Objectives? Calculus removal. Both hand- and power-driven instruments have limited utility in calculus removal from periodontal pockets. As a guideline, calculus removal becomes progressively more inefficient in sites with probing …

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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing – The expression nonsurgical therapy suggests that the nonsurgical procedure so designated is performed in a closed environment and, therefore, is not invasive (eg, it does not break the epithelial seal of the sulcular or junctional epithelium). While the concept of scaling and root planing may …

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Maintenance of Periodontal Health

Periodontal Health – It is clear that regular maintenance visits are a key component to successful periodontal therapy. There is a demonstrated 70% reduction in lost teeth comparing untreated patients to those who received treatment and followed through with regular maintenance. There is a 50% improvement in tooth retention when …

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Prevention of Periodontal Disease

prevention of periodontal disease

Prevention of Periodontal Disease and the maintenance of health once the disease process has been controlled are the cornerstones of periodontal therapy. As plaque is the primary etiologic agent of gingivitis and periodontitis, personal plaque control is the sine qua non of dental therapy. A patient must be able to control …

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Late adolescence

Late adolescence isn’t a tough period as the individual is by now well aware of his or her growth and knows what to do and what not to. However, there are few things to be noted in the individuals who reach the age of late adolescence. Tasks of the age …

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Middle adolescence

Freedom and its limits At 15 to 17, middle adolescence have two important tasks. First, they must come to terms with their sexuality and the conflicting emotions aroused as they begin romantic encounters. Second, they must separate emotionally from their parents and find that they can function independently. As a …

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16 month old

The world of 16 month old baby has taken a turn and a first aid kit needs to be at hand during this period. The baby will now understand things clearly. She will learn that telephone is no more a toy to play or crayon is something she cannot eat. …

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15 month old

The 15 month old baby is now realizing that she is an individual and no more a part of the parent. The world is getting bigger for the little one. Earlier, when the baby is taken close to the mirror, they would try to touch the image believing that it …

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