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Difference Between Spinal Cord and Backbone
Spinal Cord vs Backbone   Spinal cord is a part of the central nervous system and lies inside the backbone. Backbone is a part of the skeletal system. Both spinal cord and backbone are located in the posterior side of the body. At the initial stage of development, spinal cord and backbone have the same length.... 
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Adherence vs Compliance   Adherence and compliance are two terms that are often used in medicine, and it is quite common to see them being used synonymously. While it is somewhat inaccurate to do so, it must be mentioned that there is only a very thin line between adherence and compliance, thereby making... 
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Intersex vs Transgender   Typically, animals and human beings are categorized into two genders; male and female. However, certain beings by birth do not identify themselves with either of these genders and intersex and transgender are two terms that are often used to refer to such individuals. However, these... 
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Gluten Free vs Celiac   Gluten free and celiac are two terms that can often be utilized within the same context with regards to diets and nutrition. Because of the many similarities they share between one another it is quite common to use these terms interchangeably. However, this must not be done so since... 
Difference Between Aqueous Humor and Vitreous Humor
Aqueous Humor vs Vitreous Humor   The human eye is composed of six main components, which directly relate to eye optics, namely; cornea, lens, vitreous humor, aqueous humor, and retina.  When we consider the aqueous and vitreous humor, they are the two humors found in the human eye. As their names imply,... 
Difference Between Throat and Esophagus
Throat vs Esophagus   Throat (pharynx) and esophagus are adjacently located parts of the gastrointestinal system and basically involve in the complex process of swallowing (dysphagia). In addition to these two parts, mouth also involves in the swallowing process. When swallowing, throat muscles suddenly contract... 
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Dementia vs Psychosis   Dementia and psychosis are two psychiatric conditions that interfere with normal functionality of the individual. While these two terms are often heard in the study of psychiatry and psychology, it is important to understand that these two are two completely different entities affecting... 
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Insulin Resistance vs Diabetes   Insulin resistance and diabetes have come into the day to day vocabulary in recent years because of the sheer number of people who suffer due to elevated levels of blood sugar. World Health Organization has declared diabetes as the biggest pandemic to sweep the earth in known... 
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Fatty Liver vs Cirrhosis   Fatty liver and cirrhosis are two conditions that affect the liver. They both are common conditions, and both are often detected in alcoholics. Alcohol may or may not be the cause for both conditions; diet can cause fatty liver while NASH is a non-alcoholic type of cirrhosis. Many... 
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Bacteremia vs Septicemia   Septicemia and bacteremia are two technical terms often misunderstood even by doctors. These two terms are simply definition and do not have much influence on management decisions. Therefore, these two terms have slowly become limited to research. In any case, having a clear idea... 
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Sepsis vs Septicemia   These two terms are very technical. They also sound the same and thus are difficult to differentiate. These terms rarely come up in normal conversation unless you are a heath care professional. These terms were used loosely to refer to the presence of multiplying bacteria in the blood stream.... 
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Pleural Effusion vs Pulmonary Edema   Pleural effusion and pulmonary edema are two common lung conditions. These two share some aspects of the pathophysiology and cardiac failure, fluid overload, liver failure, and renal failure can cause both these conditions. Pleural Effusion We have two lungs in the thoracic... 
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Antiplatelet vs Anticoagulant   Blood clotting is an extremely complex process involving platelets, clotting factors, and endothelial cells lining the blood vessels. It is an important protective mechanism that limits blood loss after trauma. It also is a critical step in wound healing because the fiber framework... 
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IBS vs Colon Cancer   Colon cancer and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are two long standing conditions which affect the large bowel. Because both conditions share some symptoms, some may mix the two up. It is always better to have a clear idea on how to differentiate the two, to prevent unnecessary misery.  Colon... 
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Breast Augmentation vs Breast Implants   Breast augmentation and breast implants are nowadays becoming more and more common due to the advances in cosmetic surgical procedures. Women alter the shape, size, and fullness of their breasts for cosmetic reasons either after disfiguring conditions like malignancy... 
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Body Mass vs Body Weight   Mass and weight are two different concepts which are loosely used to refer to the same thing in lay terms. In scientific context, they are not as related as many seem to think. Body Mass Mass means the actual amount of matter an object contains. Mass remains constant wherever the... 
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