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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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BMI vs Body Fat   As obesity has become an ever increasing problem all over the world, people start to pay attention to things like diet, exercise, and body weight. Obesity is a modifiable risk factor for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart diseases, and strokes. BMI and body fat are terms closely related... 
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Angina vs Heart Attack   Angina and heart attack are two terms we hear very often. They both are heart conditions. Simply because the world is under the ever increasing threat of non-communicable diseases it is vital that we know the difference between these two conditions. Angina Angina is a chest pain,... 
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Endocarditis vs Pericarditis   The heart is a complex organ which acts as two pumps stuck together. It has four chambers. Two atria open into two ventricles. The left side is separated from the right side by inter-atrial and inter-ventricular septum. The heart is lined by a thin layer of cells and connective... 
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Agglutination vs Coagulation   Agglutination and coagulation are two very technical terms which rarely come up unless you are a medical professional. These two terms refer to two different phenomena; however, agglutination makes only a tiny part in the coagulation cascade. Agglutination Agglutination is the process... 
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Lean Muscle vs Muscle Mass   Body image is very important for self–esteem. Since very recently only body builders were interested in lean muscle and low body fat levels. As non-communicable diseases rise, body weight, body mass index, body fat content, muscle mass and lean muscle mass have become very familiar... 
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Eczema vs Ringworm   Ringworm and eczema are two common skin conditions that can be easily confused. These two conditions have quite different pathologies while there are some instances where these two coexist. To the untrained eye, skin lesions resulting from these two conditions may look the same. However,... 
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Specific vs Nonspecific Immunity   Immune response is the complex series of mechanisms that act against invasions by harmful microorganisms. Without this defense, the body is vulnerable to a whole host of infections. Although not used by non-medical people, pathology books broadly categorize immunity into... 
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Numbness vs Tingling   Numbness and tingling sensation of skin are very common sensations, and we all have experienced these at some point. Most of the time, these symptoms do not point towards serious conditions. When we sleep with one arm underpinned under our body, when we sit for a long time, and when... 
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