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Can m.R.I. Or n.M.R. Scan detect all prevailing infections in the human body ?

Can m.R.I. Or n.M.R. Scan detect all prevailing infections in the human body ?

MRI Scans: Mri scans are performed on isolated parts of the body for specific reasons. If a physician is concerned for brain, spine or joint infections, than a targed MRI is a great test. It would never be used to screen a whole body. It would take hours and be very expensive. As an example, a brain MRI takes about 45 minutes. A total spine MRI takes up to 2.5 hours. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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If a human accidentally swallowed an infected flea (tapeworm), can the body fight off the infection, or is getting a tapeworm guaranteed?

If a human accidentally swallowed an infected flea (tapeworm), can the body fight off the infection, or is  getting a tapeworm guaranteed?

Below: The body may "fight off the infection".

First you need to know if the flea ingested was infected.
And because you swallowed it, that is now impossible.

Perhaps the animal the flea came from could be checked for fleas and that would give more information. ...Read more

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How many different hormones are there in the human body? I just need the total number.

How many different hormones are there in the human body? I just need the total number.

#of hormones. : F asks how many hormones in the human body? I just need the total number. ANS: If you define a hormone that is secreted by one cell and activates an action in another there may even be millions. If you define it as a chemical made in one organ say pit that has to circulate in the blood to affect another target organ say adrenal then there are maybe 50ish. Good google ? once u have definition down ...Read more

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I was just curious for the human body is muscles on top of fat or fat is on top of muscles?

I was just curious for the human body is muscles on top of fat or fat is on top of muscles?

Fat on muscles: Adipose tissue( fat) is generally beneath the skin and subcutaneous tissue and and " above" the muscles. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some complicated diseases that are caused by organisms in the human body?

I was wondering what are some complicated diseases that are caused by organisms in the human body?

There are many: Tuberculosis from tubercle bacillus: Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease from the spirochete bacillus called treponema pallidum, tertiary syphilis can be very complex affecting all parts of the body. Schistosomiasis or bilharzia caused by parasitic worms: Malaria caused by the parasitic Plasmodium falciparum & spread by mosquitos.
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What effect does gum have on the human body? I need to know asap becuse it for my school project. Please answer!

What effect does gum have on the human body? I need to know asap becuse it for my school project. Please answer!

Please : Please check the following sites :
1) http://dentalwellness4u.Com/oralhealth/disease.Html
2) http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/14390-what-are-the-side-effects-of-having-gum-disease/
3)http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/art.Asp?Articlekey=50509
4)http://health.Ezinemark.Com/connection-between-periodontal-and-cardiovascular-diseases-4efc5b0b20d.Html
5)http://uanews.Org/node/38395
6)very good one! http://www.Inflammationreliefguide.Com/health-and-wellness/life-threatening-periodontal-disease/
these articles will help you on your project .
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Hi! I was wondering about if a binary vascular system could be supported within the normal human body. If so, would it be advised?

Hi! I was wondering about if a binary vascular system could be supported within the normal human body. If so, would it be advised?

See below: Yes, it can be supported but probably not the best thing since it would require 2 hearts. This would put quite a bit of load on the lungs, take up a lot of space needed for other things (including double the vasculature) and it's doubtful it would be any more efficient than a health cardiovascular system the "usual" singular way. ...Read more

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What's the excretion time of zn, cu from the human body? I understand that cu takes some time to be removed, something like 10% over 72 hours period.

24 hours: Both zinc and copper are competitively absorbed in the small intestine. Excessive zinc ingestion (ie supplements) can decrease cu absorption--especially after gastric surgery. Unless you have had problems with malnutrition, inflammatory bowel disease, or gastric bypass and if you are eating a normal western diet i would not worry about excretion of trace metals. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering what affects driving long distance up to 600 mi a day and all the bouncing around in a truck can have on the human body?

I'm just wondering what affects driving long distance up to 600 mi a day and all the bouncing around in a truck can have on the human body?

Blood clots: Driving for long periods of time can increase risk of blood clots developing in the legs that can then go to your lungs, need to take regular breaks and move your legs . ...Read more

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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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How can I completely stop the sudden reduction of platelet cells in human body?

How can I completely stop the sudden reduction of platelet cells in human body?

Unclear: It's unclear what you mean. Do you mean with bleeding? Or with chemotherapy? I would recommend resubmitting your question with a more detailed scenario. ...Read more

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When (i mean how many years/months after) HIV viruses will show symptoms in human body?

When (i mean how many years/months after)  HIV viruses will show symptoms in human body?

HIV infection: The acute infection stage of HIV usually begins to be widespread at about fourteen days after exposure. Most people do not experience any symptoms during this phase. But, those that do report a severe flu-like illness. Untreated, in a man, the average length of infection to death is eleven years.But, we do not need to worry about that. With treatment today, the length of life is 53 plus years. ...Read more

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What to if I am just curious, what is worse on the human body, smoking cigarettes or eating process?

What to if I am just curious, what is worse on the human body, smoking cigarettes or eating process?

Smoking cigs: By far. In fact, internal tobacco company documents have revealed that they are the actual sponsors of some of the foolish / subscientific claims about ways to protect yourself from getting cancer / other risk factors for coronary artery disease, cancer and stroke. My physician / scientist colleagues have all quit smoking and almost none worry about "eating processed foods.". ...Read more

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How does the respiratory system work with other systems in the body? I'm doing a project for school on human body systems.

How does the respiratory system work with other systems in the body? I'm doing a project for school on human body systems.

Every part important: but consider this. The lungs are how we get oxygen into our body. The trachea is the tube to let air flow into the lungs. WIthout oxygen people will suffer brain damage or death after about 3 minutes. So I would say that the respiratory system is pretty important to the functioning of the human body. ...Read more

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How is the human body a system?

How is the human body a system?

It's a system: ..because in integrates and manages all the subsets of systems that maintain your physical health. None of your vital organs could work properly if they weren't organized and able to communicate with with all of the others. Interesting question tho. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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How to increase stamina of human body?

How to increase stamina of human body?

Work at It, Exercise: People love easy answers (which do not exist) for many things (exception: look up “exercise in a pill” research); marketers routinely use this to sell bogus stuff. Military boot camp all about building endurance (plus team spirit & compliance with orders). Second, eat as healthy as you can, most evidence: natural fats, moderate protein, very low sugar, no proc. Carbs. Study: attia, taubes, lustig. ...Read more

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What are the 4 kinds of tissue in the human body?

What are the 4 kinds of tissue in the human body?

Tissues Types: Although there are many types of cells in the human body, they are organized into four broad categories of tissues: epithelial, connective, muscle, and nervous.https://opentextbc.ca/anatomyandphysiology/chapter/4-1-types-of-tissues/ ...Read more

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Can the human body have aspergers?

Can the human body have aspergers?

Aspergers: Aspergers disorder is a brain function, it is not a disorder of the whole body. ...Read more

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Is sleep to the human body imporant?

Very: Without good regular sleep there will be a decrease performance and increased risk of getting sick. ...Read more

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What is the effect of steriod on human body?

Many different : Kinds of steroids, so can't say in 400 words. If you are talking about anabolic steroids, it can cause mental problems, testicular atrophy, coronary artery disease, elevated cholesterol, diabetes. ...Read more

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What makes food particles antigens in the human body?

What makes food particles antigens in the human body?

Food antigens: Antigens are substances, typically proteins, that are recognized by the immune system as foreign to the body. Typically, protective antibodies (igg, IgM or iga) are made to foreign proteins however, some times allergic antibodies (ige) are created. Not all persons have the genetic predisposition to make ige but about 1/3rd of the population is prone to this problem. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted advantages of coconut for the human body?

Coconut: Some medical uses are; in treating benign prostatic hypertrophy, fighting cancer cells, high cholesterol, as remedy for rats' bites (in pakistan), treating inflammatory disorders (as tea form). ...Read more

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How can TB affect the human body?

How can TB affect the human body?

Tuberculosis or TB: This is a type of bacterium that can 'hide' in the body for YEARS before making an appearance. Most often, it affects the lungs - where you get coughing and sometimes coughing of blood. Other organs can be affected though, such as the tissues around the lungs, lymph nodes, even kidneys or other organs. Luckily there isn't much TB in the USA any more, but if you think you have it see a doc ASAP. ...Read more

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What does a virus do to the human body?

What does a virus do to the human body?

Virus: attaches to cell membrane, cross membrane then depending on type of virus makes you sick. Great wikipedia question. ...Read more

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What happens when the human body sweat?

What happens when the human body sweat?

Hopefully cools down: Sweating usually helps regulate the body's temperature. Sometimes it can be sign of disease, but is usually accompanied by other more prominent symptoms in that case. ...Read more

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What is the shortest bone in human body?

What is the shortest bone in human body?

Stapes: The stapes is the smallest and lightest named bone in the human body. It is located inside the ear. ...Read more

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