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Gigantism vs Acromegaly   Gigantism and acromegaly are two disorders with the same disease mechanism and somewhat similar presentations. Even though they have the same disease mechanism, the two have entirely different outcome simply due to the age of onset. Gigantism is the result if the disease mechanism starts... 
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Edema vs Swelling   Edema and swelling is the same thing. Edema is the scientific term while swelling is the lay term. Edema or swelling is a consequence of acute inflammation. Acute inflammation is a physiological reaction of the body to injury. Injurious agents damage the tissues. They trigger the release... 
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Hemorrhoids vs Colon Cancer   Both hemorrhoids and colon cancer occur in the large bowel or below and present with bleeding per rectum. But the similarities stop there. The colon consists of the caecum, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, and sigmoid colon. The sigmoid colon is continuous with... 
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Primary vs Secondary Hypertension   Hypertension is elevation of blood pressure above 140/90 mmHg. The pumping of the heart results in a high pressure peaks and troughs. When the left ventricle of the heart contracts and sends blood into the aorta, the blood pressure peak occurs. This peak is maintained for a brief... 
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Determinate vs Indeterminate Tomatoes   The growth habit is important when choosing the variety of tomato to grow. All the tomato varieties fall into four basic categories based on the plant size and production of fruits. They are determinate, indeterminate, dwarf and dwarf- indeterminate. Out of these four... 
Difference Between Synapsis and Crossing Over
Synapsis vs Crossing Over   Synapsis and crossing-over are two interrelated processes, which are important to make chromosomal mutations. Mutations are the changes of the nucleotide sequence of genome of organisms. They are the main reason for the great deal of variation among offspring. Mutations can occur either... 
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Osmosis vs Active Transport   Survival of a cell depends on the balance between its internal and external environments. To maintain this balance, cells need to transport substances across or through cell membranes.  There are four processes involving to achieve this task, namely; simple diffusion, active transport,... 
Difference Between Sugar and Starch
Starch vs Sugar    Starch and sugars are two types of carbohydrates found in food. Carbohydrates are the organic compounds, made up of carbon (c), hydrogen (H), and oxygen (O) in the ratio of one oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms for every one carbon atom (CH2O). This ratio is characteristic for each and every... 
Difference Between Monocot and Dicot Seeds
Monocot vs Dicot Seeds   In flowering plants, seed is defined as the mature ovule after fertilization. All seeds contain an embryo, which is a living plant. They also contain foods to nourish this living part in them. The seed cover basically helps to protect the embryo until it finds a proper location to... 
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Pacemaker vs Defibrillator   Pacemaker is an electronic device used to regularize the heart beat by generating electrical impulses that transmit along the cardiac conducting pathways causing rhythmic contraction of the heart chambers. Defibrillator is a medical device used in the emergency room, to give a... 
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Blood Clots vs Miscarriage   Both blood clots and miscarriage present as vaginal bleeding and lower abdominal pain. Both conditions are common in women, in the reproductive age group. But blood clots can accumulate in the uterus after a miscarriage, as well. Clinical history, examination and investigations... 
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Amblyopia vs Strabismus   Amblyopia and strabismus are both visual disorders. Eyes, ocular nerve pathways, and brain centres need to function correctly for us to see well. Strabismus is a disorder of the extra ocular muscle or the supplying motor nerves. Amblyopia is a brain developmental disorder. This article... 
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Acute vs Chronic Leukemia   Leukemia is a type of blood cell cancer. There are four types of leukemia; two types of acute leukemia and two types of chronic leukemia.  The two acute leukemias are acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The two chronic leukemias are chronic lymphocytic... 
Difference Between Skin Cancer and Melanoma
Skin Cancer vs Melanoma   Melanoma is a type of highly invasive skin cancer. It is the most dangerous and most frequently heard of cancer of the skin. However, there are many other types of skin cancers, as well. This article will outline the causes, clinical features, symptoms, investigation and diagnosis, prognosis,... 
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Adenoma vs Adenocarcinoma   Adenoma and adenocarcinoma are both abnormal growths of glandular tissue. Both can occur anywhere where there is glandular tissue. Glands are either endocrine or exocrine. Endocrine glands release their secretions directly into the bloodstream. Exocrine glands release their secretions... 
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Cervical vs Ovarian Cancer   Cervical cancer and ovarian cancers are both gynecological cancers common to women. In advanced stages both have a poor prognosis and both may not be detected until too late. This article will talk about both Cervical and Ovarian Cancers in detail, and the differences between... 
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