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Atherosclerosis is a disease in which fatty material is deposited on the wall of an artery.
Twin to twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a rare condition that occurs only in identical twins while they are in the womb. This animation explains the syndrome and how it is corrected.
Avoiding Drug Interactions
This FDA Consumer Update video provides helpful tips to avoid the three main types of interactions: drugs with food and beverages, drugs with dietary supplements, and drugs with other drugs.
Suncreens Defined: UVA, UVB, and SPF
A brief overview of sunscreens: ingredients, effectiveness, and UVA, UVB, and SPF defined.
Fortify Your Knowledge About Vitamins
Although most people get all the vitamins they need from the foods they eat, millions of people take supplemental vitamins as part of their health regimen. This FDA Consumer Update video provides facts about vitamins, including information on how they are regulated.
Lisinopril: Safe Dosing and Common Side Effects
A brief look at special dosing precautions and side effects for lisinopril.
This animation shows a vasectomy procedure. A vasectomy is a procedure to cause permanently sterility in a man by preventing the transport of sperm out of the testes. A small incision is made in the scrotum and each vas deferens is tied off and cut apart preventing sperm from being released within the ejaculate. The small skin incision is stitched closed and the surgery does not affect a man's sexual function.
This animation shows the process of ovulation (the release a single egg cell from an ovary). Ovulation occurs though a sequence of hormonal responses. Located deep within the brain, the pituitary gland releases the hormones FSH and LH, which travel through the blood stream to the ovaries. These hormones signal the development and release a single egg cell from one of the ovaries. The sweeping motion of the fimbriae draws the egg cell through a very small space in the open body cavity into the uterine, or fallopian, tube. The egg cell will either be fertilized by sperm or will dissolve if fertilization does not take place.
Ibuprofen: Pain Mechanism, Dose Safety and Drug Interactions
A brief discussion of mechanism of action, maximum doses and drug interactions for ibuprofen
Athetosis resulting from basal ganglia injury
This animation illustrates the location of basal ganglia in the brain. Injury to the basal ganglia may result in athetosis (constant writhing movements of the body).