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Aklylating Agent (Overview)

Chemotherapy-aklylating agents are a kind of cancer drug.


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What are some words of wisdom for a patient about to endure an "alkylating agent" chemotherapy drug?

What are some words of wisdom for a patient about to endure an "alkylating agent" chemotherapy drug?

For any chemo:: Know about the potential side effects but do not expect to have them. Keep a log of symptoms without getting obsessed by it. Be honest with yourself and your doc regarding side effects. If a chemo is damaging your quality of life significantly, you need to say it. Your doc can't know if you don't tell. ...Read more

Aklylating Agent (Overview)

Chemotherapy-aklylating agents are a kind of cancer drug.


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Was agent orange ever shown to be toxic or mutagenic?

Was agent orange ever shown to be toxic or mutagenic?

See below: Us department of veterans affairs has studied this issue and recognized a number of disorders to be associated with agent orange exposure as detalied in the site below. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp if you have any signs or symptoms pertinent to these disorders you should consut your doctor. If you are a veteran, seek care at a va facility. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of agent orange exposure from 50 years ago?

See below: Us department of veterans affairs has studied this issue and recognized a number of disorders to be associated with agent orange exposure as detalied in the site below. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp if you have any signs or symptoms pertinent to these disorders you should consut your doctor. If you are a veteran, seek care at a va facility. ...Read more

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What are some words of wisdom for a patient about to endure an "alkylating agent" chemotherapy drug?

For any chemo:: Know about the potential side effects but do not expect to have them. Keep a log of symptoms without getting obsessed by it. Be honest with yourself and your doc regarding side effects. If a chemo is damaging your quality of life significantly, you need to say it. Your doc can't know if you don't tell. ...Read more

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What are disease causing agents?

What are disease causing agents?

Disease agents: Agents that cause disease. Genes, environment, infections bacteria or viral, accidents, immunological, yeasts, bugs, molds, toxins, chemicals, things we eat or drink. Why do you get sick? same reason your car does: 1 made wrong or bad genes 2.wore out see 1, 3, 4 3. bad luck (accident) 4. bad choice (did not check oil) or choose to smoke or feed your genes wrong.. ...Read more

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What is a hepatoactive agent?

What is a hepatoactive agent?

Non-specific term: By definition, any agent that affects the liver could be called hepatoactive. Since all things we eat, drink and many that we breathe and enter through the skin end up in blood that goes through the liver, almost anything could be called hepatoactive. Some agents are hepato-toxic, commonest one being alcohol, and some medications like Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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What agents inhibit the growth of neoplasm?

What agents inhibit the growth of neoplasm?

Many.: Malignant tumors can be treated with any number of chemotherapy agents including doxorubicin, cytoxan, taxol, taxotere, 5fu, vincristine, vinblastine, bleomycin, methotrexate, Gemzar and Navelbine (vinorelbine) and Cisplatin to name a few. Which agents are used depends upon the type of tumor being treated. Other modalities can also have an effect on tumors- radiation therapy, hyperthermia, cryosurgery, etc. ...Read more

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Are nuts a good agents for reducing one's cholestrol?

Are nuts a good agents for reducing one's cholestrol?

No : Nuts are recommended as part of a helthy diet including the mediterranean diet which is associated with a reduction in mortality from heart disease. But eating extra nuts also adds extra calories and must be figured in to the whole equation. They're beneficial as part of a balanced diet. ...Read more

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Which bleaching agents are safest to lighten up a tan?

Which bleaching agents are safest to lighten up a tan?

Time: Do not use bleaching agent on tan , let it lighten natural by avoiding repeated sun exposure and using sunblock before sun exposure. ...Read more

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Agent orange -- real risk?

Agent orange -- real risk?

Good question: The long-term health effects of the herbicide agent orange are not well-studied or confirmed, but may include certain cancers, including prostate cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although there is no likely association with thyroid nodules and cancer, one study yielded preliminary findings suggestive of a three-fold increased risk of graves' disease. ...Read more

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What are anti-diabetic agents?

What are anti-diabetic agents?

Anti-diabetic: There are no "anti-diabetic" agents. There are drugs that treat diabetes and the type of drug and dosing varies widely form patient to patient. You can find out a lot about diabetes if you go online and look at the material that is easiest to read and understand. ...Read more

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What is a reversal agent for morphine?

What is a reversal agent for morphine?

Naloxone: Naloxone (brand name Narcan) is the emergency medication used to reverse opiate overdose. ...Read more

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What are anti-thrombotic agents? Examples?

What are anti-thrombotic agents? Examples?

Anti-thormbotic meds: Ever hear of wikipedia? Give it a try. Warfarin for one. Great medical history story read about it. ...Read more

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Do opioid agents cause daytime augmentation?

Do opioid agents cause daytime augmentation?

Augmentation: When prescribed for restless leg syndrome and other movement disorders, opioids rarely cause daytime augmentation. ...Read more

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What kind of diseases come from agent orange?

What kind of diseases come from agent orange?

Presumptive diseases: Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft Tissue Sarcomas & Respiratory Cancers. ...Read more

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What drugs are used as anti-hypertensive agents?

What drugs are used as anti-hypertensive agents?

Classess below: The common drugs you will encounter include 1) Beta Blockers 2) Calcium Channel Blockers 3) Diuretics 4) Nitrates 5) ACE inhibitors 6) Aldosterone Receptor Blockers These are usually used in different combinations to achieve best control possible ...Read more

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When was Agent Orange used? How did it affect people?

When was Agent Orange used? How did it affect people?

Used many places: A good place to go to get background information is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange It's a combination of 2 herbicides, and one of them is currently being considered for use on commercial agriculture (2-4D). It was developed in the 1940s and used widely in the 1960s-1970s. There are many adverse health effects. ...Read more

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What are some penicillinase resistant anitibiotic agents?

What are some penicillinase resistant anitibiotic agents?

Penicillinase: This enzyme provides one mechanism of resistance to penicillin derivatives by bacteria. Any antibiotic not in the class of the early penicillins may be susceptible. In the penicillin groups oxacillin, nafcillin, methicillin and their cogeners are all effective against penicillinase producing strains of bacteria. ...Read more