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How Do Defibrillators Work
Oh yes: Defibrillators are extraordinarily effective devices for the treatment of what would otherwise be fatal lower chamber heart rhythms. That said, they must be used in an extremely timely fashion or their benefits will not prevent irreversible damage from the lack of blood flow seen in these dangerous rhythms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Some people have genetics that cause blood clots to form. When people are on birth control or have surgery they can quickly form. Other people take years to develop or get it while on a long plane ride. The clots starts in the legs and move to the lungs. This can happen immediately and some people can die instantly. Please get checked if this is what might be bothering you. Emergency room. ...Read more
Depends on the drug: Some prevent the virus from entering the cell. Some prevent the virus from taking over the cell's replicating machinery, some prevent the viral assembly so that new viral particles never form correctly. Further drugs specifically block the assembly of the virus' genetic code. ...Read more
Why dentures work: Dentures are plastic teeth and plastic gums fitted over the patients natural bone and overlying tissues. The are accurately fitted to replace those lost teeth and supporting bone. The upper largely stays in with a water seal over the spacious hard palate. The lower by good patient muscle control. The upper and lower teeth are set up to work in tandem for swallowing, speech, ; chewing. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
No such thing: Although researchers are fast at work, there are no known meds, supplements or herbs that haveever.Been shown to slow or reverse aging. There are two major theories of aging. One says it's all about damage to dna. The other statess it's genetically programmed. Either way, living a healthy lifestyle will help you age normally and gracefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Debbie, Beta blockers act on the epinepherine (adrenaline) receptor. They block it, stopping the epi from attaching to it. The functional result is that they act to slow your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. They are excellent blood pressure medicines if you need them. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antidepressant: Antidepressant medications work by balancing chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters that affect mood and emotions. They affect certain brain circuits and neurotransmitters that pass along signals from one nerve cell to another in the brain. These chemicals include Serotonin, Dopamine, and Norepinephrine. These medications can help improve mood, sleep, appetite, interest and energy. ...Read more
Block dopamine : Each antipsychotic has a slightly different receptor profile, but the one thing they all have in common is Dopamine receptor blockade. Though other factors may play a role, it is commonly accepted that increased Dopamine transmission is a major component for the development of psychosis. ...Read more
Great not Perfect: Used absolutely perfectly, only 2% of women a year will still get pregnant when their partners use condoms. But 18% of women get pregnant in general with condoms since condoms are often used carelessly. Use spermicide with condoms. For latex condoms, water-based lubricants, such as k-y jelly or astroglide are safe but oil based lubricants like petroleum jelly, damage the condom and make it leak. ...Read more
Carefully!: Most commonly one, two, or three insulated wires are placed through the left or right subclavian vein (runs under the clavicle) using a large bore needle and plastic tubes (sheaths), and then a pocket is created in the area about a half inch below the clavicle where the wires will be connected to the generator and the generator is placed in the pocket and closed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vaccines: From the CDC: Vaccines help develop immunity by imitating an infection, but this "imitation" infection does not cause illness. It does, however, cause the immune system to develop the same response as it does to a real infection so the body can recognize and fight the vaccine-preventable disease in the future. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/vaccine-decision/prevent-diseases.html ...Read more
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