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Alpha rhythm - what is it?

Alpha rhythm - what is it?

Normal brain waves: Normal if pertaining to brain wave activity. No such verbiage is used in cardiology. ...Read more

Rhythm (Definition)

Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more


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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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What types of rays (gamma,beta, or alpha) does the sun give off?

What types of rays (gamma,beta, or alpha) does the sun give off?

Lots: Mostly light rays. We have learned to describe them by wavelength. Visible. Ultraviolet [UV]. Infrared [heat]. Lots of other radiation. Reason for this question on a medical site? ...Read more

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Can you please explain the significance of monoclonal alpha chain without accompanying light chain?

Can you please explain the significance of monoclonal  alpha chain without accompanying light chain?

Abnormal globulin: The gammaglobulins, which are proteins that defend our body from different diseases are formed of two chains the light and the heavy chain. In certain diseases, such as multiple myeloma, one cell starts to produce one type of (or part of) gammaglobulin. This proteins are all the same (therefore "monoclonal") and usually non-functioning. It can accumulate in tissues producing more damage. ...Read more

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Is it a big deal if you have alpha thalsemia?

Is it a big deal if you have alpha thalsemia?

Depends: There are four genes for the Alpha chain of hemoglobin. Loss of one gene is asymptomatic, loss of two may cause mild anemia, loss of three usually causes severe anemia, loss of all four is not compatible with life. ...Read more

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What do alpha and beta interferons do?

What do alpha and beta interferons do?

Interferons: Used to treat several diseases, mainly multiple sclerosis, and hepatitis c, according to severity and degree of responsiveness,mainly they modulate the immune system ...Read more

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How do the alpha cells in the pancreas work?

How do the alpha cells in the pancreas work?

Secrete glucagon.: Alpha cells are endocrine cells in the islets of langerhans in the pancreas that secrete the hormone glucagon that elevates blood glucose. Glucagon binds to hepatocyte/liver cell receptors that cause the enzyme glycogen phosphorylase to hydrolyse glycogen to glucose, a process called glycogenolysis. ...Read more

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Alpha 1 antityricain what is that ? What are systomns

Alpha 1 antityricain what is that ? What are systomns

Antitrypsin: Alpha-1 antitrypsin is a normal blood protein that keeps some of the products of your neutrophils from harming your tissues more than they need to. If you're seriously deficient, you'll develop emphysema in midlife, and at some time in your life may develop serious liver function problems. One serious pitfall is assaying the levels during concurrent illness; they may be misleading. Good luck. ...Read more