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Two to tango: This is when one or a pack of individuals continually contacts a victim with face book entries, repeatedly, usually of a negative kind. It requires feedback and can be stopped simply by not responding but most victims get sucked into the discourse, getting more and more involved and frequently depressed. Some suicides have resulted from this. ...Read more
Stopped heart: Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood forward . The stoppage is usually due to to a change in the heart's electrical rhythm that prevents the muscle cells from squeezing in an organized fashion. Cardiac arrest can also occur with a normal heart rhythm, if the heart is too weak to pump blood or too empty to have blood to pump. In any case, immediate resuscitation is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HELP: Admit to yourself that you are powerless against heroin, and that you need help. This means detox, rehab, and totally redefining your life, and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. This also involves the terror of facing life head on, on life's terms, without heroin. And by the way, the reason you attend meetings is not to keep yourself sober; it's to help the guy/gal next to you to remain sober. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In Bronchial Epithel: Very interesting question, regarding nicotine related damage to bronchial epithelia cell BEC. Nic decreased the relative numbers of alpha 5-containing nAChRs, suggesting a role for receptor desensitization. This was demonstrated by biphasic increase in the concentrations of intracellular calcium ([Ca++]i) in response to activation of the channel by Nicotine and damage to delicate cell lining. ...Read more
Stemcell controversy: All humans first start as a fertilized ovum, which is totipotent ("potential to become every cell"). After several days, it grows into an embryo, comprised of embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are described as being pluripotent ("potential to become a wide variety of cells"). The main controversy has to do with the use of human cells, abortions, and the ethics of using these cells. ...Read more
What is globus? For throat? Doc on here uses that word but can't really google it to find right answer.
It's not ALWAYS bad: Primacor (milrinone) is actually quite useful in appropriate situations. It is commonly used in acute cardiogenic shock, especially from stunned myocardium post heart attack and reperfusion. It is also used commonly post bypass surgery. It is bad when used recurrently in chronic end-stage CHF patients, as it will increase mortality in these patients. It can be used palliatively, however. ...Read more
Why ask here?: You can find out for yourself. The website clinicaltrials.gov lists pretty much every clinical trial in the solar system. University neurology department websites also usually post their current clinical trials. Also, PD patients are organized: there are abundant online resources for patients including research news & message boards where they share info about clinical trials etc. ...Read more
Aphasia: There is an enormous literature out there on aphasia which was originally described in the 1860s. The origin of aphasia and the brain location where it occurs is now well described. It most commonly occurs as a result of trauma or a stroke or a bleed in the brain. Research in treating these issues still has a long way to go in achieving any sort of brain regeneration. ...Read more
Time of onset: Researchers have shown the earliest manifestations of coronary disease in teenagers that have died from car accidents and soldiers that died on the battlefield. In both types of research, the patients included were either teenagers for in their early 20s. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spelling?: Nicolitus=? Nicolites are electronic cigarettes. They have the advantage of not having tar, but do still have nicotine and therefore toxic effects on the vascular system. They come w cartridges of various strengths, the goal being to get down to the 0mg strength. It helps those who have difficulty getting over the habit of smoking; they get to engage in the habit without as much risk. ...Read more
Oxygen...: If a person's oxygen level is below normal, supplemental oxygen is prescribed to keep the oxygen level in a more normal range. Oxygen, when carefully prescribed, decreases a person's morbidity and mortality rates. However, too much oxygen can also be harmful, especially to the lungs, so oxygen therapy must be carefully prescribed and monitored by a doctor. ...Read more
I would not smoke it: Lobelia, which is sometimes called pokeweed, is smokable but i can't find reliable info on safety of smoking phytolacca & advise caution. Pokeweed is an interesting plant that can be toxic but also has potential medicinal uses. Phytolacca is used in folk medicine for cancer, rheumatism, dysentery, asthma & dermatitis. See http://varenya.Hubpages.Com/hub/the-pokeweed-beautiful-poisonous-and-useful. ...Read more
"panic attacks"cause me to faint. I know it's rare,been to 2 cardiologists. 1claimed wolf parkinson white,2nd claimed clean health.is it anxiety?
Here's the deal: It would be categorized as a panic attack after possible medical causes were ruled out. ...Read more