Endocrine System : An Overview

The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things. The word endocrine derives from the Greek words "endo," meaning within, and "crinis," meaning to secrete.  In general, a gland selects and removes materials from the blood, processes … Continue reading Endocrine System : An Overview

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Body Planes, Aspect, Direction and Position: Medical Term

Body Planes Transverse Plane A transverse (also known as axial or horizontal) plane is an X-Z plane, parallel to the ground, which separates the superior from the inferior, or put another way, the head from the feet. Coronal Plane A coronal (also known as frontal or lateral) plane is a Y-X plane, perpendicular to the … Continue reading Body Planes, Aspect, Direction and Position: Medical Term

Surgical Terminology : Eye

Blepharotomy :- An operation designed to release one or more eyelid layers (lamella) for diagnostic therapeutic purposes. Blepharoptosis :-  An abnormal, low-lying upper eyelid margin. Drooping eyelids may occur on both sides (bilateral) or on one side only (unilateral) Canthotomy :- Canthotomy is simple division of the outer canthus without stitching the conjunctiva into the wound. Chemocauterization :- Destruction … Continue reading Surgical Terminology : Eye

Transitional care : How do code and bill?

Transitional care refers to the coordination and continuity of health care during a movement from one healthcare setting to either another or to home, called care transition, between health care practitioners and settings as their condition and care needs change during the course of a chronic or acute illness. TCM includes services provided to a … Continue reading Transitional care : How do code and bill?