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What helps prevent brain damage in nerve agent victims?

What helps prevent brain damage in nerve agent victims?

Gas mask: Bast way to avoid the adverse sequelae of nerve gas is to avoid inhaling it ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Clonidine, as a second line agent, directly reduces the hormones epinephrine and cortisol in the brain making it particularly useful for hypertension?

Clonidine, as a second line agent, directly reduces the hormones epinephrine and cortisol in the brain making it particularly useful for hypertension?

Less Norepinephrine: There have been two mechanisms proposed for the blood pressure lowering effect of Clonidine in the brain: stimulation of alpha-2 receptors reduce release of norepinephrine from the brain with resultant peripheral vascular dilation due to reduced sympathetic tone. The second is reduced sympathetic tone due to stimulation of the imidazoline receptors in the brain. BP and heart rate are reduced. ...Read more

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For SIBO - Which prokinetic agent do you recommend? I was told I have some kidney damage so to keep that in mind,

For SIBO - Which prokinetic agent do you recommend?  I was told I have some kidney damage so to keep that in mind,

Assuming....: ...that you do have SIBO and that the SIBO is due to sluggish motility and not an anatomic problem, I would recommend a trial of erythromycin 500 mg three times a day for two weeks should identify any benefit. Alternatives include domperidone and metoclopramide. ...Read more

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Can you explain the agents that can stop nerve transmission?

Can you explain the agents that can stop nerve transmission?

No: There are dozens of these. That is the basis of pain management medicine and most of anesthesia. It also depends on what type of nerve transmission you want to stop - pain, motor, sensory and where - central or peripheral. This is an extremely large topic. ...Read more

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Can agent orange exposure cause ulnar nerve damage?

Can agent orange exposure cause ulnar nerve damage?

No: An isolated ulnar neuropathy is generally secondary to cubital tunnel compression at the elbow and is not related to agent orange exposure. Acute orange exposure is associated with numerous malignancies. ...Read more

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Is agent orange a contributor of vargus nerve damage in elbows causing hand atrophy?

See below: Do you mean the vagus nerve? If so that has nothing to do with the arm/hand. There is “limited or suggestive evidence of an association” between herbicide exposure and “early-onset peripheral neuropathy that may be persistent”. ...Read more

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Is agent orange a contributor of /vargus nerve damage in elbows causing hand atrophy?

Is agent orange a contributor of /vargus nerve damage in elbows causing hand atrophy?

Wrong facts: Vagus nerve does not go to the hand. The ulnar nerve gets pinched at the elbow most usually to cause hand atrophy but an also be injured at the wrist or from the nerve root level in the neck. Need to see an orthopedic surgeon. No connection to agent orange. ...Read more

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Which nerves leading to the brain interpret sound?

Acoustic nerve: Acoustic nerve which is the 8th cranial nerve is the cranial nerve responsible for hearing, originates from the inner ear and runs in the brain stem up to the cerebral cortex in the temporal lobe. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more