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Lupus vs Rheumatoid Arthritis   Both rheumatoid arthritis and lupus arthritis affect the peripheral joints. Both present with pain, swelling, and stiffness, and both arthritis have systemic manifestations. Though they present with similar symptoms, clinically rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are different. This article... 
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Lesion vs Tumor   Certain medical term scare patients; cancer, malignant, tumor, lesion and growth are a few of those important terms. However, this fear is groundless in many cases. While “cancer” and “malignant” truly refer to something bad, the terms “tumor” and “lesion” only mean that there... 
Difference Between Liver and Pancreas
Liver vs Pancreas   In the human anatomy, there are certain organs that secrete certain substances, which are essential for some biological processes.  Liver and pancreas are two such organs that secrete digestive enzymes, which are essential for the complete digestion of the chyme. Liver Liver is considered as... 
Difference Between Bladder and Gallbladder
Bladder vs Gallbladder   It is important to store certain secretions until they are used in the body. To store these secretions, certain organs are needed, and which indeed are very much useful for the continuation of certain biological processes. Gallbladder and bladder are two such organs, which store different... 
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Gallstones vs Kidney Stones   Both Kidney and gallbladder can get stones. Although the mechanisms are somewhat similar, the presentation of kidney stone and gallstone is quite different. This article will discuss what kidney stones and gallstones are and the differences between them in detail highlighting their... 
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Insulin vs Glucagon   Insulin and glucagon are two hormones regulating glucose and fat metabolism in the body. Both are synthesized in the pancreas. Both are proteins, but physiologically they are opposites.  Insulin Insulin is a protein hormone. It contains 51 amino acids. It weighs 5808 Daltons (a unit... 
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HPV vs Herpes   Human papillomavirus and herpes are both sexually transmitted diseases. They are both viral and can cause simple infections as well as malignancies. Both can be asymptomatic. Lesions caused by both viruses sometimes look alike. Both diseases can be prevented by barrier contraceptive methods.... 
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Prognosis vs Diagnosis   Although we here the terms diagnosis and prognosis more often in medicine they are not restricted to that field alone. Diagnosis refers to identifying the nature or cause of a certain phenomenon and prognosis refers to the future of a condition. This article attempts to explain the meaning... 
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Acute vs Chronic Inflammation   Inflammation is the tissue reaction to injurious agents, and it may be acute or chronic. Acute inflammation has an immediate phase and a delayed phase. Chronic inflammation is a sequel of acute inflammation. The article will discuss the acute and chronic inflammation in detail, highlighting... 
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Primary vs Secondary Care   Healthcare involves diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illnesses, injuries or mental conditions. Healthcare is delivered by qualified professionals for the betterment of well-being. Various countries have different health systems. Some are free and some are paid, and some... 
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Piles vs Hemorrhoids   Hemorrhoids and piles are the same thing. There is no difference between piles and hemorrhoids. Sometimes people think that normal anal cushions are called hemorrhoids and swollen anal cushions are called piles. Some say that hemorrhoids are internal, and piles are external. This is... 
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Osteopenia vs Osteoporosis   Osteoporosis is a disease while osteopenia is low bone density, which is a known feature of osteoporosis. This article will talk about both Osteopenia and Osteoporosis and the differences between them in detail, highlighting their clinical features, symptoms, causes, tests and... 
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Obstructive vs Restrictive Lung Disease   Obstructive lung diseases feature blocked airways while restrictive lung diseases feature an inability to expand or loss of elastic recoil of lungs. Common obstructive lung diseases are asthma, bronchitis, bronchiectasis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).... 
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Hypothermia vs Hyperthermia   Hypothermia and Hyperthermia are conditions associated with overwhelmed body mechanisms. When the core temperature of the body falls below the minimum temperature required to maintain basic metabolic functions, it is called hypothermia and when the body gains more heat than it... 
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Hypoglycemia vs Diabetes   Hypoglycemia and diabetes are conditions related to blood sugar levels. Diabetes is a disease associated with elevated blood sugar level while hypoglycemia is low blood sugar level. However, hypoglycemia is a known complication of diabetes. This article will talk about both hypoglycemia... 
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Herpes vs Ingrown Hair   Herpes simplex lesions and tiny abscesses caused by ingrown hair look very similar at the first glance. Many do not know how to differentiate between the two even though there is a simple way. Herpes is a viral infection. Ingrown hair causes pimples because of hair tunnels into the... 
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