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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... 
Difference Between Testosterone and Steroids
Testosterone vs Steroids   Hormone is a secretion of ductless gland that can regulate physiological, morphological and biochemical actions upon the release and transportation to target cells or organs through the blood stream. Hormones can be classified into three categories based on their chemical nature;... 
Difference Between Hyphae and Mycelium
Hyphae vs Mycelium   Fungi are eukaryotic heterotrophs that have cell walls made up of chitin. Because of this characteristic features, they are classified in a separate Kingdom called Kingdom Fungi. In this Kingdom, there are more than 7000 species that have been identified so far; there may be more to find. Similar... 
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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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Skin Tags vs Warts   Skin tags and warts may appear the same to the untrained eye. Even doctors with minimal experience may misdiagnose these two conditions. It is very common to receive plenty of advice from friends and family about the diseases we may have. Combine this with a misdiagnosis, you get total panic.... 
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Ventricular Tachycardia vs Ventricular Fibrillation   Arrhythmia means irregular cardiac rhythm, and slow arrhythmias are called bradyarrhythmias and fast ones are called tachyarrhythmias. There are various types of arrhythmias. They are atrial tachycardia (monofocal or multifocal), atrial fibrillation, atrial... 
 Difference Between Mitochondria and Plastids
Mitochondria vs Plastids   Mitochondria (singular – mitochondrion) and plastids are two important membrane bound organelles located inside the eukaryotic cells (cells that contain organized nucleus). Mitochondrion is the place where cell utilizes sugar molecules to produce high energy containing molecules... 
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Monocyte vs Macrophage   The immune system is composed of few types of cells including lymphocytes, macrophages, monocytes, neutrophils, and other cells such as basophils, eosinophils, and natural killer cells. Macrophages and monocytes are the large irregular shaped white blood cells, which stimulate antibody... 
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Colon Cancer vs Prostate Cancer   Colon and prostate cancers are two types of common cancers detected in the elderly individuals. Both cancers are very invasive. These two cancers types are very different from each other, which are discussed below in detail, highlighting the clinical features, symptoms, causes,... 
Difference Between Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Basal Cell Carcinoma vs Squamous Cell Carcinoma   Basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas are both skin cancers. Therefore, the both are epithelial cancers. They can appear at any site on the skin, but evidence show that there is a higher risk at sun exposed areas. All cancers are thought to have a common... 
Difference Between Basal Cell and Squamous Cell
Basal Cell vs Squamous Cell   Basal and squamous cells are two types of cells found in epithelial tissue. The main function of epithelial tissue is to provide protection and support to organs in the body. It covers almost all the body surfaces or linings including skin, body organs such as nose, mouth, ear... 
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