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What is the use of bronchodilaror?

What is the use of bronchodilaror?

Asthma: Bronchodilators are used for asthma - in which the breathing passages (bronchi) become constricted (bronchospam) due to allergy, irritation, hyperreactivity, or infection in susceptible people. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Palumbo
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Immunotherapy (Definition)

Encompasses subcutaneous, patch or sublingual treatment with increasing amounts of specific allergen. Used for allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, and hymenoptera hypersensitivity (and in ongoing trials for food allergy). Specific IgE-mediated disease must be proven. Indications are lack of symptom control despite medication/avoidance, reduce risk of anaphylaxis, or ...Read more


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Prefrontal leucotomy, what is the use of the drill and the needles?

Prefrontal leucotomy,  what is the use of the drill and the needles?

Psychosurgery: this surgery is not done anymore. The prefrontal leucotomy has fallen out of favor. Some institutions have protocols for deep brain stimulation for depression and others use stereotactic lesioning for depression and OCD. This surgery that was popularized by Watts and then abused as a sideshow by a psychiatrist Freeman is largely seen as a historical operation ...Read more

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What is the importance of the anti-d injection?

What is the importance of the anti-d injection?

Prevent Rhesus dz: This is an shot with immunoglobulin in it, given to Mothers with RH negative blood types with RH positive babies, to prevent consequences of blood type incompatibility. It is a complex subject. But it's discovery is one of the miracles of modern medicine for mothers and babies. Please see this page: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Rhesus-disease/Pages/Prevention.aspx ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the respiratory system?

What is the purpose of the respiratory system?

To maintain: a normal oxygen level and get rid of carbon dioxide, which is a waste product. It also helps maintain acid base balance. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of surfactants in the respiratory system?

Keep air sacs open: Surfactants, which are made by the body and are also available as a medication for babies who are deficient in them (usually premie), coat the inside of the tiny air sacs in the lung and keep them open when you exhale. Just like a collapsed balloon is hard to inflate, a collapsed air sac is hard to open. When it doesn't close completely, it's easier to open with the next breath. ...Read more

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What is the use of zidovudine?

What is the use of zidovudine?

HIV infection: It's used to treat HIV infection, though it's an old drug that isn't widely used anymore in developed countries. ...Read more

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What is the effectiveness of chemotherapy?

What is the effectiveness of chemotherapy?

Short term help: For most malignancies other than renalcell and breast cancer, when the lesion has metastasized, control works in terms of months and no cure has been noted for solid tumors. Lymphomas are the exception where cure is seen. When a tumor is destroyed by chemo, malignant stem cells replace and regrow the tumor. ...Read more

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What is the use of botox injections?

What is the use of botox injections?

Several: Botox has on label and off label uses. On label means uses that the fda has specifically approved it for and off label are other uses not "on the label". Some common uses are: decreasing the appearance of wrinkles, migraine headache treatment, clenching/tmd, overactive sweat glands, and relief of muscle pain. ...Read more

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What is the safest intravenous administration of the drug epinephrine?

What is the safest intravenous administration of the drug epinephrine?

Close supervision: This is a strange question. IV epinephrine is typically only used in an ICU setting for people who are critically ill. It must be given under constant supervision, as too much will cause death. Epinephrine is also used for severe allergic reactions causing anaphylaxis. In this situation, it is given intramuscularly through an autoinjector (prefilled with the correct amount) ...Read more

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Is the use of antihistamine permanently toxic to the body or is it safe?

Is the use of antihistamine permanently toxic to the body or is it safe?

Antihistamines : Are very safe drugs. They interact with other meds very infrequently and the most significant side effect is typically sedation. ...Read more

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Which form of contraception is the best, the injection or the pill and which is better in terms of side effects?

Which form of contraception is the best, the injection or the pill and which is better in terms of side effects?

The 1 you like : There is no one method of birth control that is right for everyone. The best birth-control for you is the one that you like and you will use consistently. Schedule a visit with your doctor to go over the options and find one that is right for you. ...Read more

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What is the role of the food and drug administration (fda) in the us cosmetics industry?

What is the role of the food and drug administration (fda) in the us cosmetics industry?

No much: The cosmeceutical industry products are not subject to specific fda review process. Use of such products and their claims have not been studies or reviewed for effectiveness or safety. ...Read more

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What is the use of stem cells in medicine?

What is the use of stem cells in medicine?

Organ regeneration: There are many uses, the commonest to reconstitute bone marrow in patients with various cancers. You may consult this site for info: https://www.mdanderson.org/treatment-options/stem-cell-transplantation.html?invrsc=stemcell&cmpid=STM_ORG_stemcells_G_SE&k_clickid=0fd60922-0b19-47bd-92e1-301c9ee0fe8b&gclid=CIusqbi0kNQCFUQkgQodlCQGJA ...Read more

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What is the length of the effects of an epi-pen?

What is the length of the effects of an epi-pen?

Minutes: Epinephrine when used for anaphylaxis generally lasts a very short time. In general, if you use one uses their injectable Epinephrine for a severe allergy reaction they must call 911 and get immediate help. The reason being is that the reaction may become more severe, last longer than expected or come back again. All of these scenarios require further care in the hospital setting. ...Read more

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What is the use of retinol?

What is the use of retinol?

Skin rejuvenation: Retinol, as well as other skin treatments like alpha-hydroxy acids and vitamin c, all work to increase "skin turnover." your skin cells are constantly regenerating and sloughing off. This "turnover" slows as we age. That's why a baby heals a cut so fast and senior citizens take weeks to heal a skin injury. Retinol speeds the regeneration process, giving your skin a fresh, younger look. ...Read more

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What is the drug of choice in the runaways?

What is the drug of choice in the runaways?

Alcohol: Despite the lip service, society does little of real benefit for children who run away to escape intolerable home conditions. You will be told "drugs / alcohol are the problem" since most people in these situations require something to numb the mind against the nightmare of an emotionally abusive home and street. In my autopsy series, "troubled kids" usually have chosen alcohol first. ...Read more

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What is the use of ritodrine?

What is the use of ritodrine?

Tocolte: Ritodrine ( yutopar ) a utrine relaxing drug, ( b-2-adrenergic agonist ) is used to prevent premature labor. ...Read more

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What is the use of telepress and admenta?

Admenta = memantine: I'm sorry but i couldn't find any medically related info on "telepress". However, admenta appears to be an indian brand of memantine which is an nmda receptor antagonist used in moderate to severe alzheimer's dementia. Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/memantine.Html for more info. ...Read more