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Heavy Metals Panel Blood (Definition)

Heavy metals are common metals that can cause poisoning in humans. The most common example is lead, which is a big threat to children. Other metals encountered at work places can also be a problem: cadmium, arsenic, gold, mercury. A heavy metals test panel is a blood (or urine) test that assays for the ...Read more


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How can cobalt be used in the treatment of cancer?

How can cobalt be used in the treatment of cancer?

Radiation source: Used as source for radiation especially in the developing world. Replaced by linear accelerators in the developed world. ...Read more

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Have researched and learned that cobalt-60 can be used in the treatment of cancer but could u please give me more info?

Have researched and learned that cobalt-60 can be used in the treatment of cancer but could u please give me more info?

It is a form of Radi: Cobalt-60 was the first form of radiotherapy developed and used successfully to treat cancer. However it has now been mostly replaced by more modern and safer radiotherapy machines. So it in now only used in the poor countries because of lower costs of cobalt machines than the modern linac -machines. ...Read more

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Have researched and learned that cobalt-60 can be used in the treatment of cancer but could you please give me more info about this?

Have researched and learned that cobalt-60 can be used in the treatment of cancer but could you please give me more info about this?

Used for teletherapy: Synthetic radioactive isotope of cobalt. Used for external beam radiation in past. Other uses for 60co are: as a tracer for cobalt in chemical reactions. Sterilization of medical equipment, pest insect sterilization. Radiation source for ndustrial radiography, for leveling devices and thickness gauges, food irradiation & blood irradiation and as a radiation source for laboratory use. ...Read more

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Is an allergic reaction to cobalt chrome in a total knee replacement permanent.

Is an allergic reaction to cobalt chrome in a total knee replacement permanent.

Yes: Generally yes. But you could see an allergist to find out for sure. Incidentally, there are knee prostheses that are made from other materials than cobalt chrome. ...Read more

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PCP concerned. Micronutrient test done. Chromium <0.5 (ug/L)v, Cobalt <0.2, Molybdenum <1.0. Is this suggestive of b12 deficiency? Told me to start eating dark leafy greens, almonds, and some dark chocolate. Thoughts?

PCP concerned. Micronutrient test done. Chromium <0.5 (ug/L)v, Cobalt <0.2, Molybdenum <1.0. Is this suggestive of b12 deficiency? Told me to start eating dark leafy greens, almonds, and some dark chocolate. Thoughts?

Balanced diet: The testing you had was not good for anything. visit this site for advice on nutrition: : http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.
Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. ...Read more

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What color is blood?

What color is blood?

Mostly red: Freshly drawn out of body, blood is just red..Bright red. The red cells are made from substance heme and appear red. The white blood cells actually appear a bit white but there are few white cells in comparison so not visible unless the blood is spun down. When spun down, the rest of the fluid is called plasma and it is relatively clear. Google up some images. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is my blood dark?

Why is my blood dark?

See below: What makes you think that your blood is dark? Venous blood normally has darker color than arterial blood. ...Read more

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Does k2 thicken blood?

Does k2 thicken blood?

Not exactly: It usually increases heart rate and blood pressure and this can cause flow problems (like stroke / heart attack), not from actual "thickening" of the blood. Erol ; nida ( http://www.Drugabuse.Gov/publications/drugfacts/spice-synthetic-marijuana ) among other websites have more information on these substances. ...Read more

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Is Rh d neg blood rare?

No: It varies from population to population. In folks of european descent, around 1 person in 6 is rh negative (class d-neg). It's less common in some other populations. ...Read more

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What color is your blood ?

What color is your blood ?

Variations on red: Arterial blood and capillary blood are bright red, as oxygen imparts a strong red color to the heme group. Deoxygenated blood is a darker shade of red; this is present in veins, and can be seen during blood donation and when venous blood samples are taken. Blood in carbon monoxide poisoning is bright red, because carbon monoxide causes the formation of carboxyhemoglobin. ...Read more

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What is acid in the blood?

What is acid in the blood?

Imbalance: Normally, people have acid production from metabolic activities that goes to blood and gets neutralized by alkali produced by kidneys. In kidney failure, acid is noted in blood since it is not neutralized. Other cases include diabetes type i, chronic diarrhea, certain meds, sepsis with blood infection, and respiratory (ventillatory) failure among other more rare causes. ...Read more

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I want to donate my blood?

Myanmar Protocol: As a donor your blood counts must be above the required red cross level. Must be free of the infectious diseases checked by red cross. Contact local red cross. ...Read more

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How to control blood suger?

How to control blood suger?

Low carb diet: Hi! many things can affect your blood sugar. Most importantly, control of body weight, regular exercise, and a diet low in sugar and carbs will have the greatest impact. If you have a monitor to check your sugar at home, it will assist you in trending how your lifestyle affects your sugars. Reduce intake of soda, alcohol, juice, rice, potato, bread, and desserts! ...Read more

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What is the color of blood?

What is the color of blood?

Red: Human blood is always a shade of red. Oxygenation makes it bright, and loss of oxygen looks darker red/brown. For more information, see: http://chemistry.about.com/od/biochemistry/a/Is-Deoxygenated-Human-Blood-Blue.htm ...Read more

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What is the color of blood?

What is the color of blood?

Red: Human blood is always a shade of red. Oxygenation makes it bright, and loss of oxygen looks darker red/brown. For more information, see: http://chemistry.about.com/od/biochemistry/a/Is-Deoxygenated-Human-Blood-Blue.htm ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more