Ecstasy is one of the most common drugs of the 80s and 90s. Ectasy was first developed around 1910 and tested as an appetite suppressant. The drug consists of a mixture of amphetamines, mostly combined with the substance MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine). As early as the 1960s, MDMA made a name for itself as the "love drug" of hippies in sunny California.
Nature instead of chemistry - the trend towards natural ingredients is also topical when it comes to teeth cleaning. Wheatgrass is considered a natural alternative to traditional toothpaste in natural medicine. Read what slime chalk is, how to use it and whether it is just as effective in terms of dental health as classic toothpaste.
Insemination is the transfer of semen into the female genital tract. Usually, this happens during intercourse. Insemination usually refers to artificial insemination. This is usually done by the doctor, but sometimes also at home. Here's how artificial sperm transmission works, who it is for, and what the chances of success are.
The fMRT (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a method of imaging brain activity. It is usually used for surgical preparation of neurosurgical procedures and in brain research. Read all about the fMRI here, when to carry it out and which risks an fMRI poses.
Transesophageal echocardiography is an ultrasound examination of the heart in which the ultrasound probe is advanced down the esophagus to the level of the heart. The investigation is also called sip echo. Various heart diseases can thus be better recognized than with a normal echocardiography, in which the sound is absorbed by the chest.
The abdominal ultrasound is an ultrasound examination of the abdomen. It is used both for diagnosis of disease and for follow-up. With their help, the doctor can assess various abdominal organs, such as the liver, kidneys and spleen. Read here which organs can be assessed in the abdominal ultrasound and when the abdominal ultrasound becomes important.
Body plethysmography, also known as whole body plethysmography, is a test method for checking lung function. In contrast to spirometry, it is largely independent of the cooperation of the patient, which is why it is well suited for children, for example. Read here how body plethysmography works and which lung function values the doctor can measure.
Endoscopic ultrasound is an ultrasound procedure in which the transducer is not pressed onto the skin from the outside but is inserted into the body. Read all about endoscopic ultrasound, which variants exist and which risks they can take! Endosonography of the stomach and esophagus Endosonography of the airways (endobronchial ultrasound) Transvaginal endosonography Transrectal endosonography Endosonography of the stomach and esophagus (OES) An endoson of the stomach, esophagus or duodenum can be done without anesthesia.
With a hemoccult test (guaiac test) even tiny amounts of blood in the stool can be detected. Since these quantities are so small that they are invisible to the naked eye, they are also called occult blood (hidden blood). Learn all about the Hämoccult test: how it works, how it works and when it's used.
The SPECT (short for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) is a special form of CT examination. With their help, the doctor can represent the metabolism in various organs. Therefore, it is used, for example, in circulatory disorders of the heart or diseases of the brain. Read all important information about the SPECT, how it works and what risks it poses.
Achillodynia is a painful injury to the Achilles tendon. The disease occurs almost exclusively in athletically active people and is one of the most common sports injuries. The cause is usually a long misalignment or overloading of the Achilles tendon. Typical of achillodynia is a load-dependent pain in the area of the lower leg and the heel.
AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is the final stage of infection with HIV (HIV). The pathogen is mainly transmitted by unprotected intercourse and contaminated drug cutlery. It weakens the immune system, making patients more susceptible to other diseases.
Alveolitis is an inflammation of the small alveoli, where the gas exchange between blood and air takes place. Alveolitis develops in many cases due to work. Farmers who inhale the dust of moldy hay are often affected. Read all about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of alveolitis.
Anal thrombosis (anal venous thrombosis) is a painful swelling in the anal area caused by a venous blood clot. The differentiation to hemorrhoids is often not easy. Unlike hemorrhoids, anal thromboses are very painful and do not prolapse out of the anal canal. Due to the high level of suffering, patients often have a strong desire for treatment.
Maxillary sinusitis (maxillary sinusitis) is an inflammation of the mucous membrane in the two largest paranasal sinuses, the maxillary sinuses. They lie next to the nose and have the shape of an inverted pyramid. The maxillary sinus infection can be acute or chronic. In most cases, it is the result of a cold, more rarely, for example, mushrooms, allergies or inflamed tooth roots triggers this sinusitis.