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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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What are the short term and long term effects of cocaine on human body?

What are the short term and long term effects of cocaine on human body?

Not good!: Short term Cocaine causes the artificial release of a set of signalling chemicals in the brain that trigger subjective feelings of power and elation. These feelings are disconnected from reality, impairing judgment. Used up, the lack of these chemicals then causes a "crash". Eventually, the nervous system and brain falls out of whack on a long-term basis. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Can cocaine be beneficial to the human body?

Can cocaine be beneficial to the human body?

Coca vs Cocaine: For centuries south americans had been chewing coca leaves for energy. Then drug companies developed Cocaine in the 1880's -- much more powerful than coca leaves. Initially it was hailed as a cure-all for all kinds of complaints: fatigue, depression, indigestion, pain. Cocaine's dangers weren't appreciated until later. http://www.cnn.com/2011/health/07/22/social.history.cocaine/index.html. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long would THC stay in the human body?

How long would THC stay in the human body?

For testing purposes: It can show up in blood for 7 to 100 days (or more) for regular use and can show up for months in hair. ...Read more

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Dr. Julia Irwin
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How long does marijuana stay in the human body?

How long does marijuana stay in the human body?

time MJ in system: The length of time marijuana stays in the body is dependent on many factors. Distribution, metabolism, and elimination. These in turn are affected by the amount of fat one has. Mj often is released slowly from fat so it can be in the system for weeks to a month or so. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Shults
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How do artificial joints stay in place and work with the human body? how long do they last?

How do artificial joints stay in place and work with the human body? how long do they last?

Total Joints: It depends on the joint that was inserted. The most common are Hip and Knee. As the materials improve the longevity has also improved. Its not uncommon to get 20 years out of a well placed total joint these days. The literature says there is a 1% chance of failure for each year the joint is in. So 100% will fail at 100 years. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Does it take long(how many months approx.) to replete B12 levels in human body ?

Does it take long(how many months approx.) to replete B12 levels in human body ?

B12 depletion: depends on several factors including age and overall general health of the individual. Stores of B12 can take 7 years or longer to be depleted in a young person. The important consideration is that once one looses the ability to absorb B12 in the terminal ilium one must do what ever it takes to recover and maintain serum levels and body stores. I shoot for blood levels of 550 or greater. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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How long could herpes live outside the human body on an object?

It depends: Hsv virus is easily inactivated by exposure to ph <4, temperatures >56°c for 30 min, pasteurization (60°c for 10 h), and microwave heating for 4 minutes. Survival outside host: hsv virus survives for short periods of time outside the host. It can survive on dry inanimate surfaces (survival ranges from few hours to 8 weeks). They survive longer at lower humidity. ...Read more

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Dr. Veena Govila
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How fast can my body reachs the right weight? I'm 30 years old male and i'm very skinny.... . How long or how much can human body gain weekly?

Low body weight: Body weight is related to intake of calories or burning calories. What should be your ideal body weight? Get your good hx and exam. Eat balanced food and check with your dr. ...Read more

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