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Does nitroglycerin kill people?

Does nitroglycerin kill people?

No: No, but since it is used to treat a symptom of a potentially fatal disease, the more you need it the higher the risk. It can interact with viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) and Cialis to dangerously lower your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Buckler
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Nitroglycerin (Definition)

Nitroglycerin dilates the blood vessels around the heart to relieve heart pain or "angina". It comes in both a pump spray and tablet form. There are several cautions when using this medication so always discuss with ...Read more


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How does lightening kill people?

How does lightening kill people?

Electrocution: Lightening is made up of massive amounts of electricity, which disrupts the electrical activity of the heart, brain & nervous system, and severely burns all tissue from the inside out between the lightening strike and the ground. ...Read more

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Why does meningitis kill people so quickly?

Why does meningitis kill people so quickly?

Meningococcal diseas: Your reference is most likely meningococcal meningitis. It may lead to death in a very short time because it spreads to cause septicemia, spreading quickly through the blood stream to cause a generalized infection and releases a toxin which contributes to a collapse of the cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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How often do people overdose or die from anesthesia?

How often do people overdose or die from anesthesia?

Very Rarely: The risk of death from anesthesia is though to be around one in 350, 000 anesthetics. This is usually due to an underlying problem that interferes with the surgery and anesthetic. A healthy patient as less of a risk. I tell my patients that they are more likely to die from driving to the hospital than from the anesthetic. ...Read more

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Is alcohol poisoning always fatal? How does it kill people?

Is alcohol poisoning always fatal? How does it kill people?

Not Always: It is not always fatal.The risk of death is due to respiratory problems, aspiration pnumonia leading to respiratory arrest in sleep, seizures and coma. ...Read more

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How can peanuts kill some people?

How can peanuts kill some people?

Severe allergy: This is what can happen: symptoms of anaphylaxis can include difficulty breathing and swallowing, vomiting and diarrhea, dizziness, dangerously low blood pressure, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and other parts of the body, and loss of consciousness. If not treated quickly, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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How do people treat b-blocker overdose?

How do people treat b-blocker overdose?

Go to Hospital: Determine the exact medication & if intentional ( suicide attempt ). Standard treatment of serious irregular or slow heart rate is performed & seizures are treated as usual. Hospitalization, observation & treatment are necessary until beta blocker effect has resolved. Do not "wait it out" at home. ...Read more

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If h1n1 is like influenza.. How does it kill people..

If h1n1 is like influenza.. How does it kill people..

Influenza: Any type of influenza A virus ( H1 through H18 and N1through N 11) has the ability to kill a person. Usually death occurs in older people. for the 2014/15 season H3 N2 has dominated, a type that is not part of the vaccine that is produced for the this year. ...Read more

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Does smoking mary j actually kill brain cell or does it paralizes them like make them not work for awhile.?

Does smoking mary j actually kill brain cell or does it paralizes them like make them not work for awhile.?

No: There is no evidence that marijuana "kills" brain cells, but heavy marijuana smoking is associated with loss of intelligence over time, and does effect the ability of the brain to learn, as well as reducing the ability to memorize. This occurs with high-dose and regular use, and some people are more susceptible to these effects than others are. ...Read more

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Tell me how does cyanide effect people?

Tell me how does cyanide effect people?

Suffocates: Cyanide is poisonous and kills by blocking the subsance in the blood called hemoglobin from being able to carry oxygen. One essentially suffocates to death. ...Read more

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How does someone die by narcotic overdose?

Stop breathing: Typically narcotic overdose affects the part if the brain that keeps us breathing while we are unconscious and individuals who overdose just stop breathing. Some narcotics can cause abnormal heart rhythms and death. Another common cause of death is aspiration (food/liquid, such as vomit) going into the lungs after becoming unconscious. ...Read more

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How does swine flu kill people?

Superinfection: Majoritybof illness was mild but small groups of at risk pts died due to overwhelming disease and were also compromised with a superinfection with a bacterial pneumonia strept staph etc. ...Read more

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When people die of lupus, what do they usually die of? 

When people die of lupus, what do they usually die of? 

Kidney, etc: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. Infection, kidney, and brain disease are the typical causes of death. ...Read more

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How fast does nitroglycerin act when used to treat a myocardial infarction?

How fast does nitroglycerin act when used to treat a myocardial infarction?

Immediate: Sublingual Nitroglycerin works almost immediately. The effect lasts less than 5 minutes when given under the tongue. ...Read more

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How does cancer kill someone?

How does cancer kill someone?

Revenge with suiside: In body every cell has a function receives its quota of nutrients, o2, will not obstruct or damage the next cell , growth is controlled. Cancer cell does exactly opposite, serves no useful purposes, by rapid uncontrollable growth blocks the function of other organs, chokes every adjacent tissue depletes all available nutrients , host is now no longer able to sustain , death results.. ...Read more

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How does the smoke from a fire kill people?

How does the smoke from a fire kill people?

Smoke: Smoke inhalation is the cause of most fire related deaths. This can be because many synthetic materials can throw off toxic fumes. A fire can consume available oxygen & sometimes gases are super-heated & burn the airway/ respiratory tract. ...Read more

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How does hypertension kill you?

How does hypertension kill you?

Several: Hemorrhagic and non-hemorrhagic stroke, kidney failure, heart attack. Which is why it is very important to know your blood pressure and control it. ...Read more

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What causes a heart attack? Why do some people die from them while others live?

What causes a heart attack? Why do some people die from them while others live?

Heart attack: heart attack means part of the heart muscle has died due to lack of blood supply. If you kill enough of the heart you can't survive as there isn't enough to pump blood to your body. In some cases even a small heart attack can cause electrical issues that can cause sudden death but these are more random and more difficult to predict. ...Read more

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Nitrolingual (Definition)

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Nitroquick (Definition)

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