Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) – causes, symptoms, diagnosis & pathology

Alright, “systemic lupus erythematosus,” k we totally got this. “Systemic” is easy, and refers to affecting multiple organs in the body. “Erythematosus” means reddening of the skin, alright alright. “Lupus” is latin for “wolf”. So affects multiple organs wolf…reddening of the skin? Not exactly, the modern use of lupus usually refers to a variety of…

Schizophrenia – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Schizo means split, and phrenia, in this case refers to the mind. Even though schizophrenia can be interpreted to mean “splitting of the mind”, it does not refer to a split personality, like some media sources might portray, but rather schizophrenia describes a scattered or fragmented pattern of thinking. Schizophrenia’s actually a syndrome, meaning there’re…