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Gastrointestinal (Definition)

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Is there another names for chronic inflammatory neurologic disorder?

Is there another names for chronic inflammatory neurologic disorder?

Terminology?: There really isn't a specific disease entity we refer to in the U.S. As "chronic inflammatory neurological disorder." however, if you are asking for specific diseases which could be classified as examples of "chronic inflammatory neurological disorders?" those are easier to name such as, cerebral vasculitis, ms, sarcoidosis, lupus cerebritis, and others. ...Read more

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Is another name for fistula shunt?

Is another name for fistula shunt?

Shunts: Can also be arterio venous fistulas that have occurred naturally due to disease or trauma or surgeon made for vascular access for dyalysis. There are other types of shunts and fistulas. Need more specifics to help any further with an answer. ...Read more

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Is the primary or the secondary immune system more effective?

Is the primary or the secondary immune system more effective?

Both: There are parts of the immune system that work all the time, immediately, without needing to adjust. The part that makes antibodies responds more slowly on initial exposure, but faster on subsequent exposures and is much more specific. ...Read more

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Is amitriptyline used to treat a stomach issue, such as a hyperactive bowel?

Is amitriptyline used to treat a stomach issue, such as a hyperactive bowel?

It can be: Amitriptylene is an antidepressant medication that has strong anticholinergic features that can slow the bowel, as well as other effects. When being given to help a hyperactive bowel, lower doses are usually used than when giving it for its antidepressant properties. ...Read more

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Can there be a name or word for the study of infectious diseases?

Can there be a name or word for the study of infectious diseases?

Infectology?: A spanish doctor once referred to an i d doc as an infectologist. Infectology could therefore describe the study of infection but it is not in common use. ...Read more

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Which system cleansing drink for passing a drug test is the best?

Which system cleansing drink for passing a drug test is the best?

There isn't one: None work reliably, and some contain adulterants that are tested for in commercial urine drug screens, so there is no good answer to this question other than to take responsibility for your actions and commit to appropriate drug treatment. ...Read more

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That's an odd name for a disease. How did it get the name legionnaires' disease?

That's an odd name for a disease.  How did it get the name legionnaires' disease?

Organism name: The disease was originally called pontiac fever, named after the city in michigan where the disease was first described. However, legionella is the organism that causes the disease. ...Read more

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What evidence exists on short- and long-term negative effects of GHB (street name g) on the central nervous system, heart, liver or other major organ?

What evidence exists on short- and long-term negative effects of GHB (street name g) on the central nervous system, heart, liver or other major organ?

Unknown: Short term sedation including respiratory depression may require intubation, long term effects are unknown since prospective data are needed. But it can be addicting since it will cause a surge of Dopamine the chief chemical involved in addiction. ...Read more

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Is testosterone bad for the immune system or cancer causer?

Is testosterone bad for the immune system or cancer causer?

No: Optimizing testosterone levels into old age is a good thing. High normal testosterone levels correlate with lower risk incidence of prostate cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Testosterone does not cause prostate cancer. But if someone has a prostate cancer that hasn't been diagnosed, then using testosterone can feed the cancer. ...Read more

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How do probiotics work for ulcerative colitis? Since it is an autoimmune disease wouldn't the overactive immune system fight the probiotics?

How do probiotics work for ulcerative colitis?    Since it is an autoimmune disease wouldn't the overactive immune system fight the probiotics?

The Microbiome... : Great thought question. However, it isn't all about the immune system - we recently are beginning to understand the role of the community of micro- organisms in the gut (the microbiome). By altering the natural composition and exposure to certain foods early in life, our immune system over-reacts to certain proteins and microbes that would otherwise be harmless. ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for something referred to as "brain attack"?

Is there a medical term for something referred to as "brain attack"?

Stroke: Tthe term "brain attack" was coined to educate the public on the urgency of getting early medical care for a stroke. Like a "heart attack", the longer you wait to seek help, the more tissue damage(brain) there is. There are now early treatments for a stroke to save brain if gotten within 3 hours of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a generic version of apriso for colites i take for apriso everyday is there a different version of a pill for assertive colites is it safe?

Is there a generic version of apriso for colites i take for apriso everyday is there a different version of a pill for assertive colites is it safe?

Yes: There are multiple formulations of mesalamine, which is the active ingredient in apriso. If you're having problems with that medication, then i would talk with the doctor who prescribed it to see if another formulation would be better in your situation. ...Read more

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What is the best multivitamin for men or immune system?

Not one choice but: The only vitamin which appears to have the greatest potential in regulating the immune system is vitamin d3. The lower normal limit in blood vitamin d3 level is targeted towards the bone since a higher level is likely needed for immune function. Other supplements such as zinc, beta carotene, Folic Acid etc have been touted as immune boosters but the evidence is very weak. ...Read more

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Is there another name for continent ileostomy?

Koch + J S W pouch: This is a complex subject and i understand your confusion. The conventional continent ileostomy is called a koch pouch and its opening is located on the abdomen. Other surgeons have described a variety of other procedures where the end is attached to the rectum using an lido-anal pull through technique with a pouch formed using a variety of configurations known the j, s, or w pouch modifications. ...Read more

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Does the generic version of Zoloft (sertraline) work as well as the brand name for panic attacks? Differenent pharmacist have told me different things.

Does the generic version of Zoloft (sertraline) work as well as the brand name for panic attacks?  Differenent pharmacist have told me different things.

Yes for most people: For most people yes. The fda demands that generic drugs be 85% to 120% bioavailable compared to the brand name. Most people won't notice the difference and will be happy to pay less but occasional people will notice a difference. ...Read more

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