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Fibroid vs Cyst   Cyst and fibroid are commonly encountered in the outpatient and inpatient gynecological practices. Both conditions are mostly benign although some cysts can be malignant. Fibroids are always benign except in extremely rare cases of malignant transformations. Both conditions have similar presentations.... 
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Amniotic Fluid vs Discharge    Discharge and amniotic fluid leakage present similarly in most cases. Women feel an excessive wetness of vagina and/or fluid leakage. There are many differential diagnoses for vaginal discharge out of which spontaneous rupture of membranes is one. Therefore, it is important to understand... 
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Peptic vs Gastric Ulcer   Peptic ulcer includes all ulcers occurring in the stomach and duodenum. Gastric ulcer is a type of peptic ulcer. There are two types of peptic ulcer. They are gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer. There is much confusion in the proper usage of the terms peptic, gastric and duodenal ulcers.... 
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Hypertrophy vs Hyperplasia   Hyperplasia and hypertrophy are two terms used in pathology to explain growth abnormalities in living tissues. Usually under normal physiological stimulation, tissue display normal orderly growth patterns. Under excessive or abnormal stimulations, the tissues grow out of the ordinary.... 
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Jaundice vs Hepatitis   Jaundice and hepatitis are two terms commonly encountered in internal medical practice. Even though jaundice and hepatitis are used in the same sentence and used to identify the same patient in a ward round they do not mean the same. This article will talk about both jaundice and hepatitis... 
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Arthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis   Arthritis is inflammation of joints. Arthritis is a blanket term which includes all types of arthritis like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. This article will discuss each type of arthritis in detail, highlighting their clinical features, symptoms, causes,... 
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Plaque vs Tartar   During your visit to the dentist, after he examines your mouth he may say that you have tartar build up, or that you have a dental plaque. The two, the plaque and tartar, are two different things. Dental plaque is a pale yellow layer of bacteria that forms on teeth naturally while tartar is... 
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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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