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Pituitary Macroadenoma - Plendil
This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Pituitary Macroadenoma to Plendil. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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- Pituitary Macroadenoma
A pituitary macroadenoma is a tumor of the pituitary gland that is more than 10 mm in size. This eMedTV article offers an overview of such tumors, including information about symptoms of pituitary macroadenomas and treatment options for them.
- Pituitary Microadenoma
A pituitary microadenoma is a tumor in the pituitary gland that is less than 10 mm in size. This eMedTV segment describes different types of pituitary microadenomas and explains how they are diagnosed and treated.
- Pituitary Tumor
Autopsy studies indicate that 25 percent of the American population has small pituitary tumors. However, as this eMedTV resource explains, they are usually not cancerous. This page takes an in-depth look at this type of tumor.
- Placenta Accreta
Placenta accreta, as this eMedTV article explains, is a serious condition in which the placenta becomes too firmly attached to the walls of the uterus. In some cases, a hysterectomy is needed to fix the problem.
- Placenta Previa
Placenta previa is a condition characterized by the placenta partially or totally blocking the cervix. This eMedTV resource provides an in-depth look at this medical condition and explains the risk it poses for a safe vaginal delivery.
- Placental Abruption
Placental abruption occurs when the placenta becomes detached from the uterus too early. As this eMedTV segment explains, if this happens, cesarean delivery is usually recommended because of the serious risk posed to the mother and the baby.
- Plague (Health Channel Home)
The plague is a disease that is greatly feared, but not widely understood. Therefore, this eMedTV health channel contains dozens of articles on the topic, including the types, transmission methods, ways to prevent it, research findings, and more.
- Plague (Overview Article)
Plague is a general term for three diseases caused by bacteria called Yersinia pestis. The information in this eMedTV segment covers the history, types, transmission, treatment, and prevention of the disease, and offers links to more information.
- Plan B
An emergency contraceptive, Plan B is a medication that can help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Plan B, including information on how it works, when and how to take it, side effects, and more.
- Plant Sterols
Plant sterols are natural compounds that are used for lowering cholesterol. This eMedTV article describes various plant sterol products, discusses their benefits in more detail, and explains what you should know before taking them.
Known as atherosclerosis, plaque buildup in the arteries can lead to various forms of heart disease. This eMedTV Web page explains how this buildup is formed and outlines its role in causing problems like angina and heart attacks.
Plaquenil is a medication used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV article also covers how Plaquenil can be used to prevent malaria, explains when and how to take the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Plasmacytoma is a type of cancer that starts in plasma cells and develops into a single tumor. This eMedTV article describes this condition in detail (which often develops in the bone marrow), including information about symptoms and treatments.
Plavix is a drug used to help prevent harmful blood clots from forming. As this eMedTV resource explains, it may be given to people who have had a recent heart attack or stroke. This page discusses Plavix and its uses, dosing, side effects, and more.
Plendil is a prescription medicine that is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. This eMedTV Web page offers a general overview of Plendil, including information on how the drug works, possible side effects, and general precautions.