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In what way does ethylene glycol cause hemolysis?

In what way does ethylene glycol cause hemolysis?

Least of troubles: Ethylene glycol causes death by acidfying the body and producing crystals in the brain and kidney; there are problem direct toxic effects on some of the metabolic pathways as well. Hemolysis, if it occurs, is the least of these patients' problems. This question appears elsewhere and i wonder if some misguided teacher is asking it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is crystalline methamphetamine hydrochloride? What does it do to the body?

What is crystalline methamphetamine hydrochloride? What does it do to the body?

Ice: Also known as meth or crystal meth, can cause anorexia, flushed skin, euphoria, restlessness, heart rate & blood pressure changes, rapid breathing, blurred vision, insomnia, tremors, seizures, heart attack, agitation & aggression. Long-term effects are permanent damage to blood vessels of heart & brain, damage to liver and kidneys and lungs, and Psychosis. ...Read more

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What can smelling produces with alkyl alcohol ethoxylates in it do to me while pregnant?

What can smelling produces with alkyl alcohol ethoxylates in it do to me while pregnant?

Alkyl alcohol ethoxy: Please see info at: http://www.Ewg.Org/guides/cleaners/1898-cloroxcommercialsolutionspinesolallpurposedisinfectantcleanerlemonfresh it lists as "some concern: developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects" however, at 38 weeks your baby should be developed. Please d/w your obstetrician. Take care. ...Read more

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What exactly does bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) do when it is introduced into the GI tract?

What exactly does bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) do when it is introduced into the GI tract?

Acid neutralization: I'm assuming you're asking about stomach acid, which must be buffered before proper digestion of food can take place in the small bowel. The pancreas assists with both functions--by production of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) that neutralizes stomach acid in the material that enters the small bowel, as well as production of enzymes that work to digest starches and proteins in that ingested food. ...Read more

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I've heard that you can treat ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol. Is this true?

I've heard that you can treat ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol. Is this true?

Yes, if early: Ethylene glycol is broken down by alcohol dehydrogenase into toxic metabolites. Once that happens, alcohol won't work. The idea is that the alcohol will take up all the available alcohol dehydrogenase available and stop it from metabolizing the ethylene glycol into it's more toxic metabolites. ...Read more

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Can 'vaping' (e-cigerettes) with nicotine in a propylene glycol solution cause elevated liver enzymes. Not sure if nicotine has an effect on liver? Ty

Can 'vaping' (e-cigerettes) with nicotine in a propylene glycol solution cause elevated liver enzymes. Not sure if nicotine has an effect on liver? Ty

No: Nicotine has no adverse effect upon the liver unless you had a major overdose which only happens with the administration of large doses of nicotine. These doses cannot be met by smoking or vaping. Propylene glycol won't cause problems either. I would worry about chronic lung damage and nicotine addiction. If your liver enzymes are elevated, your doctor needs to find out the reason. ...Read more

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Why is popcorn one of the only foods that can cause an appendix to rupture? How does it cause this? What other foods could cause this? Gi docs?

Why is popcorn one of the only foods that can cause an appendix to rupture? How does it cause this? What other foods could cause this? Gi docs?

Not true.: Appendiceal rupture has nothing to do with the kinds of food you eat. This is an old wive's tale. Rupture is caused by a combination of pressure and erosion of bacteria through the wall of the appendix or surrounding tissue. You may eat all the popcorn you wish. ...Read more

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Why is hemolytic-uremic syndrome harmful to the kidneys, and what can I do to prevent it?

Why is hemolytic-uremic syndrome harmful to the kidneys, and what can I do to prevent it?

Kidney failure: Inflammation from hus can cause kidney failure, nothing can be done to prevent it but getting early and right treatment for it may help prevent it's complications! ...Read more

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I have heard that you can treat ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol. is this myth or fact?

I have heard that you can treat ethylene glycol poisoning with alcohol. is this myth or fact?

Fact: Alcohol is the traditional treatment for ethylene glycol poisoning; it is rarely used anymore because there are safer alternatives. There are still no good alternatives. If you drink ethylene glycol you will be sorry. ...Read more

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Chemistry Question: Why does Phenazophridne Hydrochloride dye urine Dark Orange? What in this drug causes this side effect? Please explain throughly.

Chemistry Question: Why does Phenazophridne Hydrochloride dye urine Dark Orange? What in this drug causes this side effect? Please explain throughly.

Not a side effect: Phenazopyridine is a urinary tract analgesic. Exactly how Phenazopyridine works is not known. It is thought to work by relieving pain on the lining of the urinary tract. Phenazopyridine may change the color of your urine to orange or red. It may also stain fabric. This is normal and not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Is there anything in Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or anything about hepatitis C or liver damages that can cause false cocaine results in a mouth swab test?

Is there anything in Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or anything about hepatitis C or liver damages that can cause false cocaine results in a mouth swab test?

Not that I know of: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a combination of acetaminophen (which you should be very cautious with if you have hep C) and hydrocodone, and am unaware of any false positives with either drug, or with hep C. Any positive on either a urine or saliva test should be subjected to confirmation, which can tell a false positive from a true one. ...Read more

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Can long term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) become toxic due to buildup in the body?? Neurological/cardiovascular effects?? I have Gilbert's disease..

Can long term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) become toxic due to buildup in the body?? Neurological/cardiovascular effects?? I have Gilbert's disease..

No: miralax (polyethylene glycol) stays in the Gastrointestinal tract and doesnt get absorbed into the body, so their should be no neurologic affects. Even if you have Gilbert's disease, which affects the liver, the miralax (polyethylene glycol) doesnt go to the liver at all. It just draws water into the intestinal tract ...Read more

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What does absorbic acid treatment for lead poisoning mean?

What does absorbic acid treatment for lead poisoning mean?

Not likely: Asorbic acid or known as vitamin c does not play a therapeutic role in removing lead toxicity. Chelation therapy is required. ...Read more

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Why does excessive thyroxine lead to tachycardia?And specifically what kind of drug would neutralize this?

Why does excessive thyroxine lead to tachycardia?And specifically what kind of drug would neutralize this?

Increases metabolism: Thyroid hormone is esstential for cellular functions, but when it excess, it works as a catabolic (breakdown) hormone and speeds up virtually all cellular processes including the pace-maker in the heart, thus rapid heart rate (tachycardia). Meds such as metoprolol or Cardizem can slow down the heart rate, but there is no med to neutralize it--it must be stopped/lowered. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What chemical or enzyme in semen causes it to sting?

What chemical or enzyme in semen causes it to sting?

Be careful: You may have hypersensitivity to the semen. I would recommend seeing a specialist who has experience in diagnosing and possibly treating this condition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is that the same chemical entity can cause diarrhea in one person and constipation in another?

Can you tell me how is that the same chemical entity can cause diarrhea in one person and constipation in another?

Potassium side effec: Everyone is slightly different in how they respond to medications in terms of side effects. When it comes to bowel habits many things beside the medication effect them, such as diet, water intake, other medications you may be on or other medical problems you may have. ...Read more

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How quickly is the powdered form of Potassium Chloride 25mEq absorbed into the body? How long does it take to raise blood level of K?

How quickly is the powdered form of Potassium Chloride 25mEq absorbed into the body? How long does it take to raise blood level of K?

KCL powder: KCL powder dissolved in more than 4 OZ of water or juice usually have rapid onset of action, and it is recommended to be taken after a meal. K supplements should be taken with doctor supervision and recommendations as high K level is also serious to health as low K levels ...Read more

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What is the damage does heroin do to the liver?

What is the damage does heroin do to the liver?

HepatitisB& C common: Amongst heroin users, hepatitis b & c are common due to sharing needles. Untreated, these viruses can slowly kill the liver -> cirrhosis/liver failure/liver cancer. Heroin is cut with other toxic substances, and these substances can affect a number of organs including liver, lungs (talc lung). Heroin is dangerous, and should not be used by anyone. Anyone addicted can seek help from his/her doctor. ...Read more

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In what way can chemicals cause leukemia?

In what way can chemicals cause leukemia?

See below...: Exposure to certain chemicals like benzene or formaldehyde may increase the risk for cancer including leukemia. This is probably due to the mutagenic effect of these agents, meaning they can induce mutations in otherwise normal cells resulting in abnormal cells that can become cancerous; however, the process is usually multifactorial and other conditions need to be met to develop cancer. ...Read more

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