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medical illustration of Diagnosis and medical management of asymptomatic hypertension.
medical illustration of Various causes of heel pain (center, then clockwise from upper right): plantar fasciitis, plantar warts, calcaneal bone spur, posterior tibial nerve entrapment, heel pad syndrome and, calcaneal stress fracture.
medical illustration of Ischemic stroke shown in left side of the brain caused by an occluded middle cerebral artery: a thrombus formed at an atherosclerotic lesion narrowing of the artery.
medical illustration of Anatomical relationships relevant to procedure, particularly the carotid artery, which is important to avoid during needle insertion at the superior pole of the tonsil.
medical illustration of Diagnosis and medical management of patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Auscultation of the lungs, fingertip blood oxygen monitoring, pneumococcal pathogens, diagnostic X-ray, ultrasound exam, rapid blood test, and medications are featured as diagnostic and management methods.
medical illustration of Diagnosis and management of BPH: urinalysis, PSA blood test, and digital rectal exam of prostate as diagnostic indicators; personal health diary and medication (to relax the muscle of the prostate and bladder neck, which allows urine to flow more easily) for medical management.
medical illustration of Synthesis and expression of ligands specific to CB1 cannabinoid receptors on a presynaptic neuron at a synapse in the brain causing a reduction in glutamate neurotransmitter release.
medical illustration of CB2 is a cell receptor and part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), and plays a critical role in immune system control, depicted here effecting an arteriole. Arterioles and their actively changing cellular functions during inflammation are associated with many inflammatory disorders.
medical illustration of Comparison of the amount of scar tissue formed after an incision with and without use of specialized skin closure product that keeps wound edges approximated.
medical illustration of Poster concept depicting gross anatomy and histology of the human digestive system with a  focus on the lower digestive system and liver. Featured are the esophagus, stomach, small intestine with histological views of the duodenum, jejunum, ileum, colon, rectum, liver, gall bladder and pancreas. Also shown is the vascular supply and drainage of the liver along with the biliary system.
medical illustration of Schematic depiction of the various layers within the eye's tear film that coats the corneal epithelial cells surface: mucus, aqueous and lipid layers.
medical illustration of Schematic depiction comparing the absorptive depth characteristics of CeraVe skin lotion on the stratum corneum layer of the skin's epidermis.
medical illustration of Intraforminal, Posterolateral, and Midline herniations of a cervical intervertebral disk.
medical illustration of Schematic depiction of replication of the hepatitis c virus in a liver cell (hepatocyte) and it's release via exocytosis.
medical illustration of Embolism in pulmonary artery resulting from embolus calved from deep vein thrombosis in femoral vein. Medical management includes a course of anticoagulant medication for a period of at least 3 months.
medical illustration of Fully inflated balloon catheter deploying vascular stent device
medical illustration of Cutaway view of anatomy of the mouth featuring salivary glands, oral and lingual musculature, teeth and support structures.
medical illustration of Preconception care: monitoring and management of medical conditions in female patients who anticipate pregnancy.  Featured are a chlamydia rapid test showing negative, a glucose monitoring device taking a blood sample, weight scale, oral contraceptives and folic acid.
medical illustration of Anatomy of breast cancer with some imaging and treatment options.  Shown are a MUGA scan,  echocardiography (as part of the treatment plan) and chemotherapy.
medical illustration of Overview of a bronchoscopy exam procedure depicting its terminal position in a distal bronchiole and a view through the scope.
medical illustration of Percutaneous needle biopsy of the kidney using spring-action biopsy instrument.
medical illustration of Intervertebral ligaments of the spine, shown at the lumbar level. Featured are the anterior and posterior longitudinal, interspinous, supraspinous, and intertransverse ligaments, as well as the facet capsular ligament.
medical illustration of Midsagittal view of muscular and fibrous components comprising the basic female pelvic floor structures.
medical illustration of Conceptual depiction of multiple pharmacology components in product absorbed through epidermis.
medical illustration of Major muscles, cartilage and ligaments visible from the antero-lateral view shown here
medical illustration of Basic overview of major structures comprising the female reproductive system, featuring the external genitalia, vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
medical illustration of Superficial and deep muscles of the back shown in a horseback rider.
medical illustration of Surgical procedure for draining an abscess of the lateral submandibular neck region
medical illustration of Conceptual view depicting progression of a dissection injury caused by an aneurysm in the ascending aorta; from an actual case story written by a patient who was also an author.
medical illustration of Cutaway view of single tooth with gingivitis showing localized inflammation and gum recession.
medical illustration of MRI diagnostic imagery, location of cancer in the head of the pancreas with area of surgical resection, stent placement in bile duct, and chemotherapy.
medical illustration of Bordatella pertussis bacteria and H1N1 influenza virus as two potential infectious agents in upper respiratory infections, shown in body fluids.
medical illustration of B-cell targeting therapy for SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematous) via blocking BLyS B-lymphocyte stimulator, causing them to undergo apoptosis (cell death) rather than proliferation leading to increased activity of antibody-producing plasma B cells.
medical illustration of Concept piece featuring virus and antiviral drug with active region.
medical illustration of Anatomy of two basic types of meniscal cartilage tears in the knee, including radial and bucket-handle tears.
medical illustration of Chaturanga Dandasana yoga pose featuring a visible skeleton and muscles directly involved in sustaining the upper body portion of the pose
medical illustration of Designed anatomical components for dimensional model to demonstrate proper placement of NuvaRing contraceptive product inside vagina.  Model can be separated into two halves for anatomical display.
medical illustration of Concept showing microscopic section of skin of scalp comparing untreated post-surgical hair transplant site with one treated with autologous platelet rich plasma, resulting in less bleeding and inflammation to promote natural healing.
medical illustration of Medial view of the knee comparing normal anatomy with advanced osteoarthritis and a total knee prosthetic joint implant.
medical illustration of Anatomy of female reproductive system featuring a pap test procedure depicting a speculum in place and cell sample harvesting of the uterine cervix with a spatula and a brush, suspending cells in solution for analysis in a medical lab.
medical illustration of Newborn infant with pyloric stenosis.
medical illustration of Balloon angioplasty procedure in atherosclerotic artery with thrombus: positioning and inflation.
medical illustration of Causative pathogens and diagnosis of cystitis in female patient, featuring urinalysis test strip.
medical illustration of Mechanical forces contributing to ACL failure, partial tear and Lachman test diagnosis.
medical illustration of Some basic causes of chest pain, including chostochondritis, pneumonia, and GERD.
medical illustration of Causative factors, diagnostic imaging, and mechanical formation of kidney stones.
medical illustration of Surgical technique for inserting a calibrated depth gauge trochar to determine the length of surgical instruments in subsequent steps of a spinal procedure.
medical illustration of Basic setup for routine echocardiogram examination procedure, with male patient.
medical illustration of Sagital section cutaway of the human eye featuring all major components and surrounding structures and tissues. Shown are the cornea, sclera, iris, lens and ciliary bodies, retina, choroid layer, ocular muscles, optic nerve, as well as orbital bones, eyelids, conjunctiva and eyelashes.


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