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Is beta-hydroxybutyrate a hormone?

Is beta-hydroxybutyrate a hormone?

No: Hi. No, beta-hydroxybutyrate is not a hormone. It is a so-called "ketone body", manufactured by the liver as a fuel for non-CNS tissues in states of extreme starvation, OR in diabetic ketoacidosis from not enough insulin. ...Read more

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What would cause hypoglycemia (60) with high beta hydroxybutyrate 3.2 and insulin high at 7.3? Non fasted, non diabetic.

What would cause hypoglycemia (60) with high beta hydroxybutyrate 3.2 and insulin high at 7.3? Non fasted, non diabetic.

Reactive hypoglycemi: B"sd sounds like a colleague has ordered hypoglycemia evaluation. Clinical details needed for full interpretation, but the results given would be compatible with typical post-prandial reactive hypoglycemia. Often seen in states of insulin resistance which would include pre diabetes. More than happy to discuss with the details. High BH pretty much rules out insulinoma or insulin injection. ...Read more

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Are suv on pet scan gamma?

Are suv on pet scan gamma?

SUV...: Suv stands for standardized uptake value. It is used for semi-quantitative analysis on pet scan. It tells the amount of glucose uptake or hypermetabolism of a tumor. ...Read more

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What is gamma glutamyl test?

What is gamma glutamyl test?

Liver enzyme: Gamma glutamyl transaminase / transpeptidase enzyme rises in some liver illnesses and supposedly is the first to rise in drinkers. It's a poor screen, some folks are born with lifelong high levels, but it's better than nothing. ...Read more

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What are gamma globulin injections?

What are gamma globulin injections?

Gamma globulin: Igg, gamma globulin is a protein for some one elses immunity to a disease. It is passive, and usually gone in 3-6 months. It can protect you from the said disease for a short period of time. ...Read more

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How are young people afected by gamma rays?

How are young people afected by gamma rays?

Gamma rays: Gamma rays have very high energy and penetrate straight through your skin. They can alter your dna and lead to numerous negative effects, including cancer. ...Read more

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My gamma GT and ALT are both 9 is this too low?

No: There is no disease process associated with enzyme levels lower than the normal range. ...Read more

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What is serum gamma GT level and is 67 u/l a worry?

What is serum gamma GT level and is 67 u/l a worry?

Other findings?: Serum level of GGT of 67 is higher than normal and suggests injury to liver. However, an isolated lab test is not a reason to worry. What did other tests show? Do you drink? If you do, abstain for 2-3 weeks and repeat the test. Are you on any medications, including herbs and over the counter drugs? Discuss all these issues with your doctor to identify the cause of liver injury. ...Read more

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Does anybody know what are gamma rays used to treat?

Cancer: Gamma rays are naturally produced x-rays from radioactive material such as cobalt 60. In the past cobalt machines were commonly used to treat cancer. Today most medical radiation is delivered via a linear accelerator that makes high energy x-rays. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gamma rays?

What is the definition or description of: gamma rays?

High energy photons: This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from exposures in the workplace. ...Read more

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An abnormal band is seen in the gamma region? Does this mean it's cancer related?

An abnormal band is seen in the gamma region? Does this mean it's cancer related?

Possibly: It sounds like you had a test called a serum electrophoresis. This looks at the proteins in the serum and when they speak about the "gamma band", this refers to to one of the immunoglobulin protein components.This region has an increased band in tumors that secrete excess immunoglobulin.This is seen with multiple myeloma, one of the cancers of the blood cells. These cells normally make antibodies. ...Read more

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Do you know what is the different between interferon gamma with interferon gamma 1b?

Do you know what is the different between interferon gamma with interferon gamma 1b?

No, I don't. Sorry. : No I don't. Sorry. Better to ask the doctor who is prescribing this for you or who is involved in your care. ...Read more

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I have mengimoa on the cranial nerves 3, 5and 7 .I also have trilgimal nerguia would i be a candidate for gamma knife ?

I have mengimoa  on the cranial nerves 3, 5and 7 .I also have trilgimal nerguia would i be a candidate  for gamma knife ?

Possibly: Gamma knife is focused beam radiation that is very effective for controlling benign tumors like meningiomas. If these tumors are small, they are more effectively controlled. It also depends where they are on the nerve and if there is a risk to the nerve. With respect to the trigeminal neuralgia, gamma knife is a well accepted treatment depending on the cause(different response rates). ...Read more

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I have eppstein barr and have been getting worse for over two years. Can gamma globulin helpgive me a boost? I need a miracle...

I have eppstein barr and have been getting worse for over two years.  Can gamma globulin 
helpgive me a boost?   I need a miracle...

Need expert : This issue is not easily dealt in a 400 character response. You may wish to consult this site for more information and see if you can consult an infectious disease expert at a medical school. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/ebv.htm. ...Read more

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Gamma glutamylyransferase being low. What does that mean?

Nothing: I wish every question was this easy. "reference range" is set so that a few percent of healthy folks will fall above and below. It's not the "normal" or "desirable" or "healthy" range. And a low GGT is never a concern. If you had no liver, you'd know it. ...Read more

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What does gamma GT 8 U/L <31mean?

Normal: You serum level of the liver enzyme gamma gt is normal, and it is unlikely that the live is involved in the disease process. ...Read more