Intake of fats stimulates the flow of bile and also lubricates the lower bowel. Hence butter, ghee and cooking oils in reasonable quantities are beneficial for the patient. Fried food should be avoided.
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Fever is an elevation of temperature above normal and results from an imbalance between the heat produced in the body and the heat eliminated from the body.
Since beriberi occurs primarily among populations where polished rice which is deficient in thiamine is used, a diet of thiamine rich foods should be given.
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient in human diet because, man lacks the capacity to synthesise it like some animal species can do.
It is waste form a community containing solid and liquid excreta. It is derived from houses, street and yard washings, factories and industries. Sewage contains 99.9% water and 0.1% solids. The solids contain inorganic and organic matter and also disease producing organisms.
Resuscitation is required when there is no breathing or inadequate circulation. The aims of resuscitation are:
A fracture is a break in continuity of a bone. It may vary from a crack to a complete break.
Burns produce reddening of the skin, blister formations, destruction of skin and destruction of deeper tissues. Pain may be intense and severe. Also there may be shock and danger from septic infection.
There are more than 3500 species of snakes. But only 250 are venomous. The common poisonous snakes are cobra, king cobra, common krait, banded krait and rustles viper. Also some 20 types of sea snakes are poisonous.
Shock is term which is often used loosely, resulting in confusion. In medical terms, shock is a condition which occurs due to loss of circulating blood volume.