Ulcers (General)

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A sore that involves the true skin is described as an ulcer. It is kept open and extends by the death of minute particles of tissue which are liquefied and removed in a discharge. A similar process may affect a mucous membrane and cause an ulcer there. Many different types of ulcer are described, but each consists of an area …

Unconsciousness (General)

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If a person is found unconscious, or becomes so, he should be placed on his back, with the head to one side and slightly raised or not according as the face is flushed or pale. The clothing about the neck and chest should be loosened. The nature of the first-aid to be rendered further will depend on the circumstances in …

Urethritis (General or Inflamed)

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The passage by which urine is discharged from the bladder is called the urethra. It is lined with mucous membrane throughout, and its narrowest part is its external orifice, or meatus. In the male the urethra is about 8 inches long and consists of three portions, which are continuous, however. The first, or prostatic portion, begins at the neck of …

Urticaria (Hives)

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In the skin disorder nettle-rash, known as urticaria, there is a sudden appearance of white or pink elevations on the skin. Such elevations are termed wheals and may also be caused by insect stings or by nettles. Probably there is preliminary itching, but, in any case, the presence of wheals is accompanied by a sensation of violent itching, tingling or …