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Medical uses for alum?

Medical uses for alum?

Multiple Purposes: Alum is regularly employed as an astringent to shrink tissues and reduce the discharge of bodily fluids, as a styptic to contract organic tissues and stop or reduce hemorrhage and bleeding, and as an emetic agent to induce vomiting when someone has ingested poison. It is also often used to enhance certain vaccines and to prevent or treat infections. ...Read more

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Could heroin have any medical uses?

Afraid not ...: The risk to benefit ratio is way too big. ...Read more

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What are medical uses for mescaline?

What are medical uses for  mescaline?

Not modern medicine: Technically, there are no modern medical uses for mescaline, the active hallucinogen in peyote and san pedro cactus. It's illegal except in native american church ceremonies. In these contexts, the intent is to use the plant substances for guidance, decision making, healing, and remaining in balance w/the natural world. It is far from a recreational experience. ...Read more

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Is there any medical use for cocaine?

Is there any medical use for cocaine?

Not really: It's only medical use is in certain procedures, such as rhinoplasty because it has numbing properties and vasoconstriction properties. It has no use in the mental health field. ...Read more

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Why do medical staff use latex gloves?

Why do medical staff use latex gloves?

Hygiene: Latex gloves are used to provide a barrier to keep the wearing from contaminating the patient and vice versa. It can also cut down the spread of infection. Most hospital staff such as food and cleaning also wear them to cut down risks. ...Read more

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Is there any legal medical use for peyote?

Not legally: Peyote is not a drug prescribed by physicians. ...Read more

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Which describes the medical use of calcitonin?

Which describes the medical use of calcitonin?

It's for bones.: Calcitonin is a hormone in our bodies which helps regulate calcium levels. It is producd in c-cells (appropriately enough!), which are scattered througout the thyroid gland. Calcitonin is useful in the treatment of osteporosis, particularly after a vertebral fracture, which can be quite painful. Nasally-inhaled calcitonin has pain-reducing properties which can be a big help with pain control. ...Read more