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How Alcohol Affect Cell Membrane
I had IntraLasik done 2 months ago, epithelium came off during the surgery and new cells didn't want to grow properly and stick to membrane.Why?
It's complicated: Cholesterol stabilizes membranes and keeps them from melting / breaking down at both high and low temperatures but by different mechanisms. This is some serious physical chemistry. Ignore all the "pop" accounts you'll find online and ask a teacher at a good junior college. ...Read more
No. just no.: First, it isn't at all clear that mild drinking SHORTENS lifespan--it pretty much has always been associated with decreased cardiac events. Second, Bone marrow is the organ affected by loss of stem cell function first, Although alcoholics MAY have bone marrow inhibition from a variety of reasons, it can clear up with abstinence. ...Read more
Why do the liver cells of people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth tissue?
Alcoholic liver : Not sure what you mean by smooth tissue. Generally, early in the disease alcoholics get more fat in their liver, followed shortly by liver inflammation, and eventually by fibrosis or scarring of the liver. At that point the liver appears shrunken. and hard in texture. .Best to try to quit drinking now. Your doctor can provide help. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: There's a variety of different toxins secreted by the salivary glands of venomous snakes. Depending on the species, some venoms attack nerves(neurotoxins), heart muscle(cardio toxins), blood cells (hemotoxins), cell membranes (phospholipases). The latter would cause lysis of cell membranes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do the liver cells of some people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth ER?
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