Health Questions & Answers

Health Questions & Answers

What is Code Blue, Code Red and Code Black?

Technically, there’s no formal definition for a “Code”, but doctors often use the term as slang for a cardiopulmonary arrest happening to a patient in a hospital or clinic, requiring a team of providers (sometimes called a “code team”) to rush to the specific location and begin immediate resuscitative efforts. Each hospital or clinic can decide how it wishes to …

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What is biomagnification?

Biomagnification, also known as bioamplification or biological magnification, is the increase in concentration of a substance, such as the pesticide DDT, that occurs in a food chain as a consequence of: • Persistence ( Can’t be broken down by environmental processes) • Food chain energetics • Low (or nonexistent) rate of internal degradation/excretion of the substance (often due to water-insolubility) …

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What is a kissing ulcer?

A kissing ulcer is a pair of ulcers caused by an infectious agent that developed when a primary ulcer caused a secondary ulcer by spreading the infectious agent by contacting the contralateral side of the same anatomical structure. For example a chancroid ulcer on the left labium may infest the contralateral right labium through contact and cause a corresponding ulcer. …

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