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what is the difference between a fatty acid and a triglyceride

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Fatty acid is a : Component of triglyceride. A triglyceride is a large compound with fatty acids attached to a glycerin molecule.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience in Cardiology
The Thing they Check: Triglycerides measure... Triglycerides (a form of fat) in the blood. Blood sugar levels measure glucose. The two are only loosely related and d ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Types of lipids: A triglyceride is a molecular frame that has three fatty acids attached. This allows the fatty acids to be transported through the body. Types of thes ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Types of lipids: Lipids are the fat- (or oil-)soluble components of the body. There are a few types of lipids that doctors focus on: cholesterol & triglycerides. T ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Eyes of the beholder: For your body, good fat is the fat you have that is appropriate for your health as in body fat %. Dietary good fat is the polyunsaturated fat in your ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Many: Cirrhosis is an end-stage condition of scarring as a result of chronic inflammation of the liver cells by a variety of conditions, including forms of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Scar tissue: Mole is a growth made of pigment cells. A keloid is thickened skin from over production of collagen, at a site of acne surgery or piercing.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Wart is from viruses: A wart is a lump on the skin caused by infection by papilloma viruses (it sometimes spreads to others). A corn is a lump of dead skin material formed ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Different tests: A urea breath test is usually used to determine whether helicobacter pylori is eradicated. It involves taking a pill and collecting gas samples. An en ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
External: Keloid is external thickenig of skin. An adhesion is scar tissue inside form surgery.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience in Podiatry
Callus vs Corn: There is no difference between a callus or corn. Both were comprised of hyperkeratotic skin. A corn is usually referred to as a callus on a toe.
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Blood types: Blood types are categorized by the antigen (protein) on the red blood cell surface. Both parents contribute to these antigens. If there is none, th ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
I'm not sure but our: Expert panel will surely know! good luck!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dhaval Shah
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Difference: A carbuncle is skin infection cuased by bacteria and involve hair follicles. It usually drains purulent material. Cyst is a closed sac which may co ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Phenotype: phenotype is what we measure such as blood pressure or height. Genotype it the type so genes you have such as blood group A,B or O. Ever heard of wiki ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Thyroid Lesions: Both are areas within the thyroid that look different from surrounding thyroid tissue on ultrasound. Nodules can reflect more sound waves, appear brig ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Glucose: D& l are isomers of compound, d for dextro or right and l for levo or left. Isolating one or other is to make compound with fewer side-effects or bett ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Toner vs Astringent: Toners and astringents are very similar in that both are used after cleansing and before moisturizing to close the pores and get rid of the extra debr ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
50 years experience in Dermatology
See below: A cyst is a sac with an outer membrane and material within it. A skin tag is an outgrowth of normal skin attached with a thin stalk.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Cyst vs tumor: Cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material, enclosed by a capsule. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue which could be malign ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Chemical and fuel: Cholesterol is a chemical made by the body as well taken in food and is essential for many body functions, high levels are associated with heart dise ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
The N.I.H. says...: Bacterial superantigens are protein toxins that bind to major histocompatibility complex class II and T-cell receptors to stimulate large numbers of T ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Brachfeld
38 years experience in Cardiology
Don't take any: A healthy person with a satisfactory diet does not benefit from any of these supplements. It may be useful to eat a diet rich in fish for long-term p ... Read More
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