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Mishandling an I/V Machine has stretched my heart's chordae tendinease, and dilated the Annular. Can a doctor here explain the mechanism and give me any reading in this topic? I'm a Prime client. Tx

Mishandling an I/V Machine has  stretched my  heart's chordae tendinease, and dilated the Annular. Can a doctor here explain the mechanism and give me any reading in this topic? I'm a Prime client. Tx

Not likely: I don't think that your reason for stretched chordae tendinae and annulus dilation is correct. Perhaps there has been present a prolapsed mitral valve for years which eventually caused those findings. Your cardiologist is best qualified to advise you about this matter ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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Can you explain the mechanism fever ?

Can you explain the mechanism fever ?

Yes I can :): Fever results from a chemical cascade in response to a pyrogen. Infection causes the release of pyrogens which in turn cause the body to produce a chemical called prostaglandin e2 (pge2). Pge2 then stimulates a special part of our brain's hypothalamous called the pre-optic area (poa). The poa then integrates this information and sends a signal to our autonomic nervous system to create heat. ...Read more

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What are pyrogens?Any single mechanism of fever caused by pyrogens?

What are pyrogens?Any single mechanism of fever caused by pyrogens?

Resetting thermostat: There is more than one pyrogen and they affect the host defense cells in multiple ways to induce production of cytokines. Some of those cytokines act on the brain stem center that regulates body temperature and reset that thermostat to a higher level. ...Read more

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Is a fever a defense mechanism for the human body. What will happen if a fever is allowed to run high?

Is a fever a defense mechanism for the human body. What will happen if a fever is allowed to run high?

Yes: Many feel that fever is beneficial, although unproven. Fevers of 105 and above have the potential to damage brain tissue, or can compromise the cardiovascular system in patients who have underlying cardiac issues. ...Read more

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How and why high fever cause peeling skin and nails become week and fall off ? What is the mechanism ?

How and why high fever cause peeling skin and nails become week and fall off ? What is the mechanism ?

4 the nails, they R-: -always growing. With a high fever growth stops, when gone U will C grooving in all Ur nails. That groove is weaker & when it gets 2 the end it is easily broken or chipped. Skin may also react this way, & its reaction is 2 peel in places. Maybe a dermatologist will also answer or comment on my answer. ...Read more

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How would you explain the mechanism responsible for the formation of dental cavities by resident microorganisms?

How would you explain the mechanism responsible for the formation of dental cavities by resident microorganisms?

Bacterial acids.: Bacteria on the tooth surface are living organisms. They eat and excrete. Their excretions are acids which remove the calcium from the tooth. This leaves behind the collagen fibers, or proteins, which the bacteria can now "eat" and viola- you've got a hole in your tooth! ...Read more

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How would you explain the mechanism responsible for the formation of dental caries?

How would you explain the mechanism responsible for the formation of dental caries?

Acid destroys enamel: Dental caries is the result of bacteria settling onto teeth and metabolizing the foods you eat. The end product of that metabolism is acid that demineralizes your tooth structure. If the process continues, the enamel becomes so weak that it falls apart and becomes a cavity, often underneath a very think layer of "intact enamel. The tooth can look fine from the outside, but there's a hole under. ...Read more

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Can you explain the mechanism of orthostatic hypotension that occures due to use levodopa?

Can you explain the mechanism of orthostatic hypotension that occures  due to use levodopa?

Orthostatic hypotens: Orthostatic hypotension — also called postural hypotension — is a form of low blood pressure that happens when you stand up from sitting or lying down. In a series of 100 patients treated with levodopa, 25 developed significant orthostatic hypotension (ann intern med. 1970;72(5):751-752. Doi:10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-751). ...Read more

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How do you explain the mechanism responsible for the formation of dental caries by resident microorganisms?

How do you explain the mechanism responsible for the formation of dental caries by resident microorganisms?

Demineralization: Dental caries is the result of bacteria settling onto teeth and metabolizing the foods you eat. The end product of that metabolism is acid. When the ph falls below 5.5, the tooth is demineralized. If the process continues unchecked, the tooth structure becomes so weak that it falls apart and becomes a cavity. Above 5.5 if fluoride, calcium and phosphate are in the saliva, it can be remineralized. ...Read more

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How could you explain the mechanism responsible for the formation of dental caries by resident microorganisms?

How could you explain the mechanism responsible for the formation of dental caries by resident microorganisms?

Dynamic Process: When sugars or carbohydrates are consumed, bacteria have the ability to produce acid which leads to DE-mineralization and tooth decay. ...Read more

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