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Is there some poison released in the body when a spleen bursts?

Is there some poison released in the body  when a spleen bursts?

No: Rupture of the spleen is dangerous because of the generous blood supply to this very vascular organ. Rupture may lead to life-threatening hemorrhage and requires emergent intervention. There is no direct toxin released by the spleen. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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What happens in extreme severe cases where there is too much yeast inside the body ie esophagus,stomach , bloodstream & the body becomes too skinny?

What happens in extreme severe cases where there is too much yeast inside the body ie esophagus,stomach , bloodstream & the body becomes too skinny?

Yeast infections: The scenario you describe sounds like diffuse, systemic fungal infection and this is usually seen in persons who are severely immunocompromised. Yeast in the blood can be life-threatening, yeast in the esophagus and other organs can cause difficulty eating and drinking, malabsorption, weight loss, wasting. It is very serious and requires aggressive treatment of the infection and underlying cause ...Read more

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When you are sick with a cold or the flu, what chemical is causing body pain, and where in the body does the chemical come from?

When you are sick with a cold or the flu, what chemical is causing body pain, and where in the body does the chemical come from?

Complicated: Some of the pain is a result of the inflammation induce by the infection through the release of cytokines (chemicals released by cells which influence the behavior of other cells). Some pain may also be a result of the death of muscle cells by apoptosis induced by invasion of the virus. There may also be microhemorrhages into tissues creating pain. ...Read more

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When the body is healing from an injury (e.G., large scrapes on the body from falling on pavement at high speeds) should the body be more tired than usual? If so, why is that the case?

When the body is healing from an injury (e.G., large scrapes on the body from falling on pavement at high speeds) should the body be more tired than usual? If so, why is that the case?

Healing: There seems to be a relationship of fatigue to healing from any major injury or illness. I often look at it as though your body is shifting its energy toward the healing process and taking energy away from other activities. ...Read more

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Rare condition that causes the center of my abdomen to puff up or bulge. It is about the size of a hot dog bun. No pain. Happens during crunches?

Rare condition that causes the center of my abdomen to puff up or bulge. It is about the size of a hot dog bun. No pain.  Happens during crunches?

Diastasis Rectii: The rectus abdominis ("6-pack")muscles are normally fused in the midline. If they separate from one another, a tent-shaped protrusion is evident in the midline when contracting these muscles. The strong (but thin) tissue that envelopes these muscles, called fascia, remains intact; therefore, there is no hole (like a hernia) and surgery is not necessary. Great description! ...Read more

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Does encephalitis just happen at any time? The virus you had in the past is dormant in your system then transfers and infects the brain of some people? Or does it more commonly happen in the new infections of the virus' ?

Does encephalitis just happen at any time? The virus you had in the past is dormant in your system then transfers and infects the brain of some people? Or does it more commonly happen in the new infections of the virus' ?

Confusing question: The wording of your question is hard to follow. That said, there are some basics I can state. Most encephalitis viruses burn out and are essentially eliminated by the immune system.There transfer process is type specific, some in saliva during the illness, some by mosquitoes, once healed, you do not pass the virus to others. ...Read more

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What metabolic effects happen in the body when there is not enough water?

What metabolic effects happen in the body when there is not enough water?

Brief explanation: Water deficit shifts fluid from intracellular to extracellular compartment—cells shrink; ADH (vasopressin) tells kidneys to save h2o by decreasing & concentrating urine. With vigorous exercise, lack of fluid can lead to elevated core temp. Dehydration can —> mental status changes, decreased gastric emptying, constipation, headache, loss of skin turgor. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2908954/. ...Read more

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Where in the body can make there be a low blood volumn because of bleeding?

Where in the body can make there be a low blood volumn because of bleeding?

Spleen: Your spleen stores the blood cells and to some degree it can release the blood cells .Your kiver and bone marrow produces blood. ...Read more

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What does the pituitary gland control in the body? does having a large one influence behavior or any processes that happen in the body?

What does the pituitary gland control in the body? does having a large one influence behavior or any processes that happen in the body?

Pituitary: The pituitary is the control center for a variety of glands and organs such as the thyroid, adrenals and gonads. Please check out this link: http://www.pituitary.org.uk/information/what-is-the-pituitary-gland/hormones/ ...Read more

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If got chemical mutagen in body, Im afraid when it mix with fluids from ruptured cells the overall mutagenicity of the chemical in the body will rise.

If got chemical mutagen in body, Im afraid when it mix with fluids from ruptured cells the overall mutagenicity of the chemical in the body will rise.

Reassurance : It's good to know what kind of mutagen you have in your body. But anyway, even if you really got some it will be deluted by body fluids, not concentrated ! Please do not worry about it. Drink a lot of fluid, eat rice, apple sauce to absorb bad stuff. ...Read more

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What fluid is released when one mastubrates and how do that fluid affect the systems in one's body?

Science: I am not sure if you are on the right forum. We are not able to give you medical or science lessons here. Your question is so broad that we can only comment on the first part of your question. Ejaculation is semen. Semen is the fluid in the prostate gland that keeps your sperm healthy and alive. Masturbation does not cause any negative health consequences. It is a common part of being a human. ...Read more

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Can demyelination occur anywhere in the human body or does it just occur in the brain?

Anywhere.: It can occur wherever you have nerves, so both in your brain, spinal cord, and your body. ...Read more

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What happens in the body after the microbes that produce food borne illness are swallowed?

Three choices.: Three choices. First, the immune system generates a significant enouch immune response to kill them with their chemicals. If insufficient they can learn to live with us as a parasite feeding off of us. Or third they can actively go on to cause active invasion of tissues and organs. ...Read more

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Is there a virus that attack the hip and shows some allergy in it?

Is there a virus that attack the hip and shows some allergy in it?

Transiet synovitis: Transient synovitis of the hip joint is a condition that occurs in childhood causing hip pain. The cause of transient synovitis is not well understood, but it may be related to a viral illness of the child. Transient synovitis tends to occur in young children, between the ages of 2 and 9 years old. ...Read more

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What are chemicals released in the brain when a person experiences a heartbreak?

What are chemicals released in the brain when a person experiences a heartbreak?

Cortisol: Cortisol weakens the immune system. The autonomic nervous system can become imbalanced. However, the worst problem is the withdrawal from the Dopamine high and the oxytocin high that literally kept you in love with and high on ( read addicted to) your love your partner. See a good review at: www.Ehow.Com/how-does_4568002_broken-heart-physically... How does a broken heart physically ... ...Read more