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Corn vs Callus   Callosities and corns look similar at the first glance. Corn can be considered a special type of callosity. Both are consequences of repeated trauma; therefore, both can be easily prevented by avoiding localized, repeated trauma. Both callosities and corns can regrow after surgical removal.... 
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Cervical Cap vs Diaphragm   Cervical cap and diaphragm are two barrier contraceptive methods. Both are moderately effective at preventing conception. However, both methods do not provide any protection against sexually transmitted diseases. Cervical Cap Cervical cap is a cup like device which fits over the... 
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Chiropodist vs Podiatrist   Chiropodists and podiatrist are the same. Even though the actual services provided by the podiatrist differ from country to country, they usually provide education as well as surgical procedures for various foot and ankle conditions. Chiropodist or podiatrist is a doctor or a physician... 
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COPD vs Emphysema   Emphysema is a part of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). There can be emphysema without COPD but not the other way around. This article will talk about these diseases in detail, highlighting their clinical features, symptoms, causes, investigation and diagnosis, prognosis,... 
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Ontology vs Epistemology   Epistemology and ontology are two different branches of sociology. Epistemology denotes the knowledge as perceived by people and ontology denotes actual knowledge. This article explains the concepts of epistemology and ontology with examples. What is Epistemology? Epistemology... 
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Heartburn vs Indigestion   Heartburn is a specific clinical presentation due to acute gastritis while indigestion is the layman’s term for the actual ill feeling caused by gastritis and other conditions.  Heartburn Heartburn is a burning sensation felt in the lower chest or upper abdomen due to acute... 
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Local vs General Anesthesia   Anesthesia is a medical procedure where pain sensation is removed with special drugs. Anesthesia is very important to allow various surgical procedures either minor or major. There are specially trained doctors called anesthetists who anesthetize patients for surgery. Anesthesia... 
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STI vs STD   At a glance, sexually transmitted infections (STI) and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) sound the same. Of course, in certain instances, they are the same. However, in certain unique cases, sexually transmitted diseases and sexually transmitted infections mean two different things. For example,... 
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Hepatitis A vs B vs C   Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver due to a viral infection. Even though the liver is involved in all types of hepatitis, the virus type, route of transmission, natural history and treatment protocols are different between the types of hepatitis. This article will discuss the virus type,... 
Difference Between Staphylococcus and Streptococcus
Staphylococcus vs Streptococcus   Streptococcus and Staphylococcus are two bacterial genera, which are gram-positive and have the same spherical shaped cells called cocci. Even though their cells are in similar shape, the arrangements of the cells between the two genera have prominent differences. This is due to... 
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Upper vs Lower Motor Neuron   The conduction of motor and sensory nerve impulses to and from the brain is basically carried out by sensory (ascending) and motor (descending) tracts, and pathways in the spinal cord. The names of the pathways are given according to their position in the white matter, and their... 
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Gonads vs Gametes   Gonads and gametes are two most important components of the reproductive system in organisms. These components are involved in sexual reproduction, which occurs via the fusion of two gametes from two different parents and has the end result of genetically unequal offspring. Sexual reproduction,... 
Difference Between Uvula and Epiglottis
Uvula vs Epiglottis   Uvula and epiglottis are important parts, which contribute to carry out functions in both respiratory and digestive system, in mammals. Unlike in the other animals, the adult humans have a space between uvula and epiglottis. However, the newborn human has an interlocking uvula and epiglottis,... 
Difference Between Systole and Diastole
Systole vs Diastole   The cardiac cycle of animals is composed of a systole and a diastole of the atria, and a systole and a diastole of the ventricles. During the cardiac cycle, two atria contract at the same time, and while they are relaxing, two ventricles start to contract simultaneously. Here, the contraction... 
Difference Between Collagen and Elastin
Collagen vs Elastin   Connective tissues are important for binding and connecting other tissues within the body. They also provide strength, support, and shape to the tissues. The connective tissue is a system in which cells are scattered throughout an extracellular matrix. In addition to cells, the insoluble... 
Difference Between Primary and Secondary Lymphoid Organs
Primary vs Secondary Lymphoid Organs   The human immune system is an important system, which facilitates major defensive actions against the foreign particles and microorganisms. The tissue aggregates where leukocytes mature, differentiate, and proliferate are called the lymphoid organs. They are mainly composed... 
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