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Difference Between Spinal Cord and Spinal Column
Spinal Cord vs Spinal Column   Spinal cord and spinal column are two major components of the nervous system and skeletal system, respectively. Spinal column is commonly known as the backbone which protects the spinal cord, which composed of cables of nerves. Spinal Cord Spinal cord is composed of nerve fibers,... 
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Fasting vs Nonfasting Cholesterol   Serum cholesterol measurement is one of the most conducted blood tests. Diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and narrowing of arteries are on the rise, and the World Health Organization has recommended serum cholesterol as one of the assessment tools used to determine the risk of... 
Difference Between Cataract and Glaucoma
Cataract vs Glaucoma   Glaucoma and cataract are two common eye disorders. Simply because these are so common and are related to common diseases like diabetes, it is important to understand the differences between the two. This article describes the clinical features, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment... 
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Cold Sore vs Herpes   Herpes and cold sore are two words that always come together. It is important to understand that cold sores are a type of presentation of herpes simplex infection. Therefore, the difference between herpes and cold sores are subtle. The blisters that occur due to Herpes simplex viral infection... 
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Hodgkin vs Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma   Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin are two important subtypes of lymphocyte cancers. There are many differences between the two conditions while some presenting features, investigations and general treatment principles are the same for both Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin lymphomas. This article... 
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Influenza A vs B   Influenza is the common viral infection, which is commonly called “the flu”. This infection is common to mammals as well as birds. The viruses are all belong to the group orthomyxoviridae. There are three types of influenza viruses. They are type A, B and C. Even though the virology... 
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Gangrene vs Necrosis   Necrosis and gangrene are two terms encountered in pathology. Although these are not terms usually heard among non-medical people, it is helpful to understand the basic differences especially if these happen to you or your loved ones. After extensive tissue injury, the doctors may use these... 
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Pinched Nerve vs Pulled Muscle   A pinched nerve and a pulled muscle are two common conditions that come together in any list of differential diagnoses for a localized pain. Differences between these two are of utmost importance to the clinician as well as the patient because the treatment protocols and follow... 
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Strep Throat vs Tonsillitis   When you go to a doctor complaining of a sore throat he might say that you have strep throat or that you have tonsillitis. If you are a non-medical person, you might not know the difference between these two. At the onset, it is important to emphasize that there are subtle differences... 
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Cirrhosis vs Liver Cancer   Cirrhosis and liver cancer are two major liver pathologies encountered in the alcoholic individuals. Both conditions are life threatening conditions. Initially they may present with similar features, but it is very important to understand the basic differences between the two in a clinical... 
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Coagulation vs Clotting   Coagulation and clotting are the same phenomenon. Medical term is coagulation while the lay term is clotting. Clotting is an easy term and doctors also are not above using it. Clot formation is one of the most important protective mechanisms in the body. It prevents exsanguinating... 
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Coronary Heart Disease vs Cardiovascular Disease   Coronary heart diseases and cardiovascular diseases have come into the spotlight due to the recent boom in non-communicable diseases, in the world. The world health organization (WHO) has prioritized prevention and control of these non-communicable diseases in... 
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Fibromyalgia vs MS   Fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis are two conditions, which are so similar that it is very difficult to differentiate between the two. However, there are a few differences that are discussed below in detail in addition to the clinical features, symptoms, causes, investigation and diagnosis,... 
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Fibromyalgia vs Polymyalgia   Fibromyalgia and polymyalgia are two conditions presenting similar signs and symptoms. Even experienced clinicians have difficulty in differentiating these two conditions. Despite similar presentations, there are some differences between the two, which are discussed below in... 
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Prostatitis vs Prostate Cancer   Prostate cancer and prostatitis are conditions that are unique to males because females do not have a prostate. Prostate symptoms are common in the elderly, and it is important to differentiate between the two because one is a simple condition while the other is a very serious... 
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Thrush vs Herpes vs Yeast Infection   Yeast infection and herpes infection both affect the female genital system and oral cavity. These are the common presentations that may be confusing. Yeast infection is also known as thrush because all candida infections in humans cause a characteristic white discharge. It... 
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