Somnambulism: What Causes Sleepwalking?

What Is Somnambulism? Somnambulism is the medical terminology for sleepwalking. Sleepwalking refers to the act of walking or trying to perform regular activities while actually asleep. When someone suffers from sleepwalking, they may walk around their house at night while they are sleeping. They can attempt to perform household chores while they are asleep. They may […]

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Elephantiasis: Enlargement and Swelling Of Body Parts

What Is Elephantiasis? Elephantiasis refers to the abnormal swelling and enlargement of tissue, leading to excessively swollen body parts. The condition is incredibly rare and occurs as the result of damaged and blocked lymph nodes, caused by a mosquito bites. It is most often found in warm, tropical regions or third-world countries. Causes Elephantiasis occurs when […]

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Polymelia: A Rare Birth Defect

What Is Polymelia? Polymelia is an incredibly rare birth defect in which an infant is born with extra arms or legs. For instance, patients may have three arms or five legs. These extra limbs are often smaller than average and are usually distorted or deformed. The condition is not frequently found in humans, but is […]

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