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Anti Cell Breakdown Drug Medication
Very Powerful: Unlike heparin and coumadin (warfarin), which prevent the GROWTH of clot, thrombolytics (or "clot-busters") actually attack the biochemical structure of clots and break them apart. These medications are only administered in a hospital and under the direct supervision of the prescribing doctor. They are powerful and can cause serious bleeding but used appropriately are life saving! ...Read more
Chemotherapy: Drugs that are used to treat cancer come in different types, but most fall under the category of chemotherapy. These drugs interfere with the cancer cells' ability to reproduce. There are other drugs called targeted therapies or immunotherapies. The treatment type is different for each cancer. ...Read more
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Many chemotherapy drugs interfere with cell cycle but it does not help anyone to know about this; so tell us why is this question relevant to you? ...Read more
See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra. ...Read more
How can single walled carbon nanotubes effectively shuttle drugs molecules attached to it into cells? What happens after they enter?
That is probably: A good question for a molecular biologist. ...Read more
I feel as though I'm having a nervous breakdown my daughter is on drugs has left her husband and 4 children has nowhere to go has nothing my boyfriend?
See your doctor: The expression, "nervous breakdown" has been in use for more than 100 years. But it is not a defined or specific mental disorder. In fact, in his best-selling book published in 1976, "your erroneous zones, " dr. Wayne dyer asserted that "...[t]here is no such thing as a nervous breakdown." if you have problems managing moods, thoughts, or behaviors, your doctor can help you with self-management. ...Read more
Any ideas why the drug vincristine have side effects such as loss of dividing cells an nerve problems?
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Why do the liver cells of people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth tissue?
Alcoholic liver: Not sure what you mean by smooth tissue. Generally, early in the disease alcoholics get more fat in their liver, followed shortly by liver inflammation, and eventually by fibrosis or scarring of the liver. At that point the liver appears shrunken. And hard in texture.. Best to try to quit drinking now. Your doctor can provide help. Good luck. ...Read more
AFTER a drug urine sample has been voided, what is the rate of THC-Metabolite breakdown OUTSIDE OF THE BODY? (Please be specific) Thanks!
Is he narcissistic? Am I still being played? Or is he truly just lost without me? After having a breakdown am I being unfare? I feel confused, desperately upset, unsure, ! 2yrs ago the drink and drugs got so bad, after getting him to stop, he moved out a
What we do know..: All I can say is, let s find out. Why don t you sit with a dr and tell him/her all this story? I can tell there is a lot of interesting things to hear. Maybe that breakdown and the drugs have some root causes that should be explored, and consequences still to prevent, and to heal. That s what we can tell so far. ...Read more
Why do the liver cells of some people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth ER?
Induced effect: EtOH induces proliferation of smooth ER in hepatocytes in order to detoxify the body. Specific drugs will do the same. ...Read more
Drugs that inhibit cellular respiration? How do cells utilize oxygen and how do you counteract this side effect so patient doesn't die of hypoxia?
It is complex: Your questions are only relevant if you tell us why you are asking about such questions? Please tell us which drug/s you are taking or wanting to understand? . We can not deal with theoretical considerations such as you have posed. Life's physiology is quite complex. I had to study for 10+ years before I could understand questions like this! ...Read more
Is it true a lot of legal over-the-counter drugs kills your liver and brain cells more than majruwana?
Liver maybe: In moderation, most otc meds are very safe. If taken all the time, and outside the norm of the packaging instructions (eg; "if taken for more than x amount of time-consult with physician") than some meds like Acetaminophen may cause liver problems. Don't try to rationalize smoking illegal substances with this argument! ...It's a losing battle. ...Read more
How do I open up my brain cells once I destroyed them years though with drugs. My memory is awful, I almost feel brain dead.
Can't open up: Yikes! 20yo? Sorry for bad news but you can't "open up [your] brain cells" but you can improve your memory & clarity of thinking by stopping use of illicit drugs (and improper use of prescription meds, too). Good nutrition & regular exercise will go a long way towards improving your health & brain function. If ok w/religion & culture, check out mediterranean diet. Lots of evidence that it's good. ...Read more
Is there any possible cure for cancer that does not include radiation? Is there some sort of drug, cell growth inhibition...Anything?
Cancer Therapy: It depends on the type of cancer and the stage (extent of spread) of the tumor. Many early cancers are cured by surgical excision; others, by drug therapy; still others often are treated by combined protocols that involve drug and radio-therapy. Only your oncologist can counsel you on the particular set of circumstances surrounding the cancer of which you speak. ...Read more
Which Chemo drugs for gastric cancer stage iiB with signet ring cell (SRC) after surgery is/are better with less side effect and easier to purchase?
Several useful drugs:
You should be consulting your oncologist to explain what your cancer means in terms of its prognosis and what options of treatment he/she offers you.
We have 4- chemo drugs that can be used. The one commonly used is Cisplatin often in combination with either 5-FU or Capecitabine (Xeloda). But there are several variations of chemo which have been tested and found useful. ...Read more
I found onglyza (saxagliptin) may be bad for the pancreas (negative cell multiplication leading to pancreatitis or cancer). Is this drug safe to take?
Kras? Adenocarcinoma? Mutation? New trial drugs with Ins. & Tissue Eval. What is the doctor really saying to 70 year NSCLC pat.9 month. Meets w/new cell grow
Describing the Tumor: So it sounds like the oncologist has really just given you a lot of descriptors to help describe the tumor. The idea is that if we know this information we can select therapies that are more likely to work. For example, whether a patient has a k-ras mutation helps predict whether a tumor may be resistant to a certain drug. ...Read more
Does Decapeptyl drug shrink cancer cells in endometrium lining, or does the Decapetyl just stop estrogen thus stopping growth of endometrosis.??
When certain drugs (antibiotics etc.) incidentally lower WBC do the cells die in blood stream or aren't being reduced in bm?
Can be both...: Medications can either suppress the bone marrow's ability to produce new white blood cells, or sometimes, medications can actually increase the destruction of already formed white blood cells. ...Read more
Depends on subtype: Drug combinations are usually given for b-cell lymphomas in the mediastinum. The particular subtype of lymphoma determines the drug selection. Aggressive lymphomas require chemo drugs that almost always cause hair loss. However, some "low grade" lymphomas appear in the chest and can be treated with drugs that do not require alopecia. However, hair loss is reversible, so make sure rx is curative! ...Read more
What kind of results have been found using the drug xalkori or crizotinib for non small cell lung cancer?
80% in some patients: In patients whose tumor has a specific mutation that makes it sensitive to the drug (alk translocation) the response rate is about 80%. That is, the tumors in 80% of these patients shrink or at least stop growing. ...Read more