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New 3-D Stress Map Of Developing Embryonic Heart Shows Why Defects Form
2012-10-31 13:02:49

Optical Society of America Forces inside the beating heart of a human embryo help determine health of a baby's heart: New 3-D images map these important forces As a human fetus develops, its heart has to keep pace with the new body's ever-growing demands. Much of this is controlled by following genetic blueprints, but the embryonic heart also matures in response to the intense stresses of pumping blood. For the first time, researchers have been able to visualize in 3-D the stresses...

2012-10-01 23:01:51

More than 152 Zoloft Lawsuits Pending in U.S District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Allege Zoloft Caused Birth Defects when Ingested by Pregnant Women. Melville, NY (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 The Zoloft birth defect lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, a leading national law firm focused on fighting for the rights of serious personal injury victims, report that the federal litigation recently established for Zoloft birth defect lawsuits is moving forward, with the litigation´s next...


Latest congenital heart disease Reference Libraries

Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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