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Doctor insights on: Impact Of Addiction On Human Anatomy

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Why my 10 years old son is disturb when looking at the pictures of human anatomy?

Why my 10 years old son is disturb when looking at the pictures of human anatomy?

This is normal: At this age and through adolescence, youngsters are very private about their changing bodies and changing feelings. Wise adults respect this and simply communicate that they will be supportive of their child during this tough time. ...Read more

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Does someone have some useful tips to help me remember what I learn in my human anatomy course and in my future health science classes?

Does someone have some useful tips to help me remember what I learn in my human anatomy course and in my future health science classes?

Remember Anatomy: Not strictly a medical problem, but it is an old medical school challenge. Go to Amazon and look under "Anatomy Mnemonics" to find a whole range of cram tools that people have used to remember obscure terms, concepts and associations. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the most useless part of the human anatomy other than the appendix?

What is the most useless part of the human anatomy other than the appendix?

Vestigeal organs: Vestigial organs are parts of the body that may have had a evolutionary benefit but no longer do. The coccyx (tailbone) is another one. Some consider sesmoid bones and the tonsils in the same category. ...Read more

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Human anatomy: if you're rinsing a cut on your skin, why does cold water feel better than hot?

Human anatomy: if you're rinsing a cut on your skin, why does cold water feel better than hot?

Vaso-constriction: Cold water constricts blood vessels, and therefore helps to prevent accumulation of inflammatory chemicals that cause it to hurt. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in relation to human anatomy why can't you take certain heart medications with cialis?

Can you tell me in relation to human anatomy why can't you take certain heart medications with cialis?

Dilated vessels: In relation to human anatomy, the veins in your pelvis would dilate so much, your BP would drop and you would go into shock. (we're mainly talking about cialis and nitrates here). ...Read more

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Which bad habits or addictions that most human beings can not get rid of?

Which bad habits or addictions that most human beings can not get rid of?

Treatment for habits: Habits are routines of thoughts, feelings or behavior. There are a variety of ways to get rid of bad habits and a variety of ways to establish good habits. Bad habits that result in harm to oneself or to others are often labeled as addictions. Sometimes professional help is needed to start, to stop or to modify routines of thoughts, feelings or behavior. ...Read more

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What is the impact of maternal cocaine addiction on baby's motor development?

What is the impact of maternal cocaine addiction on baby's motor development?

Not good: Maternal Cocaine addiction can lead to microcephaly (small head) and growth retardation in infants. Cocaine may also interfere with maternal-infant bonding, as some research shows the mothers are less flexible, less engaged, and have shorter feeding sessions than other mothers with newborns. Even at 2 years of age, the infants show deficiencies in both fine and gross motor development. ...Read more

Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Anatomy (Definition)

Anatomy is the study of the human body, ...Read more