A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
Questions relating to the intake, safety, effects of nutrients, and their biochemical interactions with our body.
Questions related to intake, use, safety, side effects, pharmacokinetics, or any other aspect of a drug prescribed by a physician.
Questions about the effects and improvement of structured eating plans. Questions should usually also be tagged [nutrition]. Questions that are not about eating plans but are instead about nutrition m…
Questions about diseases or disorders of the skin fall under the general tag "dermatology", which is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin. This includes the skin's structure and function as we…
Questions about sleep disorders, like circadian rhythm sleep disorders, or the general topic of sleep as it relates to health.
Questions related to disorders/diseases of the teeth and gums, including questions about prevention of dental health issues or dental procedures.
also known as emotional health or well-being. Use the tag for stress, depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD and puzzling symptoms. Everyone experiences changes in mental health but not e…
The disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body or when describing a malignant growth or tumor resulting from the division of abnormal cells.
Questions related to diseases that affect the eye, visual acuity, lenses and glasses.
Questions about secondary or unwanted effects a drug can cause on a person; ie: how depression medication can cause suicidal thoughts.
The liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of humans and other vertebrate animals, carrying oxygen to and carbon dioxide from the tissues of the body, or an internal bodily fluid that perfor…
the process of breaking down food by mechanical and enzymatic action in the alimentary canal into substances that can be used by the body.
Questions regarding the ability of organisms to cause illness or disease in the body upon entering and multiplying in it should use this tag. It may be a virus, bacterium, parasite or other organism w…
Activity requiring physical effort, carried out esp. to sustain or improve health and fitness.
Questions pertaining to the brain: an organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the skull of vertebrates, functioning as the coordinating center of sensation and intellectual and nervous activity.
Questions about micronutrients - substances necessary for normal metabolism, growth and development, and regulation of cell functions, but needed only in very small amounts. Vitamins (such as A, B gro…
Questions about tests of the blood that help to estimate the component(s) in it.
The group of cellular and molecular processes that the body uses to fight bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections. Autoimmune and inflammatory disease are caused by malfunctioning of this system an…
The branch of medicine or biology that deals with the anatomy, functions, and organic disorders of nerves and the nervous system.
A colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms. It is supplied to houses or commercial establishme…
Questions related to tendon injuries, such as tendinitis or tendinosis.
The treatment of injuries or disorders of the body by incision or manipulation, esp. with instruments.
when asking about the pressure of the circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. Blood pressure is a reliable indicator of several medical conditions.
treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; inoculation.
An activity undertaken to collate, interpret, or discover information.
should be used for questions concerning meaning and usage of words as applied in medical science.
Questions pertaining to medical care given to a patient for an illness or injury.
Questions pertaining to a damaging immune response by the body to a substance, esp. pollen, fur, a particular food, or dust, to which it has become hypersensitive.
Questions pertaining a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood.
the branch of medicine that deals with diseases and abnormalities of the heart.
The branch of physiology and medicine concerned with endocrine glands and hormones.