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What does it mean by complement activation?

What does it mean by complement activation?

Complement : Is a series of immune proteins that are usually cause a "chain reaction" of events that lead to inflammation and when activated by infection, hormonal changes, etc., it will cause this chain reaction to start aka complement activation. ...Read more

Complement (Definition)

The complement system is an important effector mechanism of both humoral and innate immunity. Its functions are to promote phagocytosis of microbes, to stimulate inflammation, and to induce lysis of these organisms. The system is highly complex and comprised of over 50 effector and regulatory molecules. It is activated via one of three pathways: antibody, lectin, or by ...Read more


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What does it mean by complement activation?

Complement : Is a series of immune proteins that are usually cause a "chain reaction" of events that lead to inflammation and when activated by infection, hormonal changes, etc., it will cause this chain reaction to start aka complement activation. ...Read more

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Doc said over phone that my alternative(alternate) complement pathway is activated. What things could cause this? What does it mean?

Immune process: Complement proteins in the blood coat bacteria, viruses, etc., to make them easier for the immune system to grab onto and destroy. They can be activated by your own antibodies (classical pathway) or may spontaneously activate themselves (alternative pathway). Activation can mean anything from you are fighting an infection to you have an autoimmune process. Talk with your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Does hCG activator pills have estrogen?

Sorry: But there are no HCG activator pills that activate anything, except the transfer of money out of your wallet. Besides, who knows what's in the pills or what harm they could do to you. Why do you think you need your HCG "activated" in the first place. Even if they worked, they wouldn't help you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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A tissue plasminogen activator is what?

A tissue plasminogen activator is what?

Fibrinolytic: Tissue plasminogen activator (tpa) is a serine protease (enzyme) that catalyzes the reaction that converts plasminogen to plasmin. Plasmin is responsible for breaking down blood clots by cleaving molecules of fibrin, creating "fibrin degradation products". ...Read more

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What are sodium channel activators used for?

What are sodium channel activators used for?

Voltage-gated: Sodium channels are normally found on the peripheral terminals of nocicpetors (sensory neuron). With tissue injury, the number of these sodium channels increases. When a noxious stimulus acts at the peripheral end of an axon, some sodium channels open to allow an influx of sodium into the cell leading to action potential and pain. ...Read more

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What are tissue plasminogen activators used for?

What are tissue plasminogen activators used for?

Dissolve blood clots: These are proteins that when added to blood bind to clots and dissolve them. ...Read more

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What is an activator procedure at the chiropractic office?

What is an activator procedure at the chiropractic office?

"hi-tech" hands-on..: Activator procedures are used to "chiropractically" adjust your spine with the assistance of an "activator"(which is a device that through spring tension delivers a "push" to the area). This is a form of 'manual medicine'. As with all chiropractors; only utilize those whom have a good rep; or you know is highly spoken of; let the buyer beware applies here. ...Read more

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How much cancer risk is there taking a telomerase activator?

How much cancer risk is there taking a telomerase activator?

Likely good sized.: This helps to immortalize cell lines, and telomerase activity has been observed in roughly 90% of tumors, so it is likely to increase the risk of cancer considerably, also since this makes mutation of chromosomes much more possible. This also upregulates the role of 70 genes responsible for tumor growth and spread throughout the body, and the activation of glycolysis, so the cells can use sugar. ...Read more

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Could i take hgc activator (diet pill) soon after delivering a baby?

Could i take hgc activator (diet pill) soon after delivering a baby?

Diet pill: Please don't take diet pills! There are many diet options that are very good for you. You will find many related articles on the web and learn a lot. My personal preference is "NuVal" which is easy to follow but the other ones are also very good. Congrats on a new baby. ...Read more