Computed Tomography: CT scan is an x-ray procedure enhanced by computer. It is a three dimensional scan through a body part showing bone and body tissue
Acne: A disorder of the skin marked by inflammation of oil glands and hair glands
Anti-inflammatory: Helps reduce inflammation
Calcification: Abnormal deposits of calcium and magnesium salts in the tissues
Calcium: A mineral found in bones and teeth
Connective tissue: Material that forms a framework that provides support structures for body tissues.
Magnesium: A mineral that is essential for many body functions including nerve impulse transmission, formation of bones and teeth and muscle contraction
Metastatic: Having to do with metastasis, which is the spread of cancer from one part of the body to another.
Osteomalacia: Another name given to rickets when it occurs in adults
Phosphorus: A mineral found in many foods including milk, milk products and meats. It is important for strong bones and teeth and proper nerve function
Psychosis: Mental disturbance of serious magnitude that may be characterized by loss of contact with reality, delusions and hallucinations are often present.
Scleroderma: A disease of the skin and connective tissue that can cause hair loss over affected areas.
Short wave diathermy: It is a device used in physiotherapy where the heat obtained from short wave diathermic current is used to relieve pain and muscle tension
Soft tissue: Refers to muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels, or other non-bony supporting tissues of the body
Trauma: An injury (as a wound) to living tissue caused by an extrinsic agent