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For minor surgical procedures, such as stitching of small wounds, local anaesthesia is usually produced by direct injection into the area to be treated. To anaesthetize a large area, or when a local injection would not penetrate deeply enough into body tissues, a nerve block (in which the local anaesthetic is injected around nerves at a point remote from the area to be treated) may be used. Nerve impulses can also be blocked where they branch off from the spinal cord, as in epidural anaesthesia, which is used in childbirth or caudal block, and spinal anaesthesia, which is used for surgery on the lower limbs and abdomen.
Slightly reduced levels can cause tiredness, and lethargy. Severely reduced levels can cause breathing TYPES AND CAUSES OF ANAEMIA Anaemia results either from reduced or defective production or an excessively high rate of destruction of oxygen-carrying red blood cells. Four of the main types are shown below, but anaemia can have many other causes (such as various forms of leukaemia). Stem cell Red-cell production Red cells are produced in bone marrow from stem cells, which divide to form erythroblasts.
An accumulation of amyloid in the heart may result in arrhythmias (disturbances of the heart rate or rhythm) and heart failure (reduced pumping efficiency of the heart). If the stomach and intestines are affected, symptoms such as diarrhoea may develop, and the lining of these organs may become ulcerated. Primary amyloidosis is often characterized by deposits of amyloid in the skin, which appear as slightly raised, waxy spots. Deposits of amyloid in the kidneys may cause kidney failure, which can be fatal.
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