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What is a capillary stabilizing agent?

No one is answering: Because this is not anything in common medical parlance or literature. You would best be advised to find out from the source from which you heard the term. Good luck! ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are some good numbing agents?

For what?: What hurts, where? How long? Please ask again and clarify! There's a 150 character limit for your question, inc. spaces and punctuation, so keep it brief but complete. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a biologic agents, and are biologic agents affordable>?

What are the side effects of a biologic agents, and are biologic agents affordable>?

Expensive: Biological agents are very expensive and if you have insurance, likely you will need prior authorization to get the medication. Those drugs are known for several and serious side effects, especially for compromising the immune system, but when indicated, those are wonderful drugs that will help the patient regain quality of life by controlling the severity of the disease. ...Read more

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Agent orange -- real risk?

Agent orange -- real risk?

Good question: The long-term health effects of the herbicide agent orange are not well-studied or confirmed, but may include certain cancers, including prostate cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although there is no likely association with thyroid nodules and cancer, one study yielded preliminary findings suggestive of a three-fold increased risk of graves' disease. ...Read more

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What are anti-diabetic agents?

What are anti-diabetic agents?

Anti-diabetic: There are no "anti-diabetic" agents. There are drugs that treat diabetes and the type of drug and dosing varies widely form patient to patient. You can find out a lot about diabetes if you go online and look at the material that is easiest to read and understand. ...Read more

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What is a reversal agent for morphine?

What is a reversal agent for morphine?

Naloxone: Naloxone (brand name Narcan) is the emergency medication used to reverse opiate overdose. ...Read more

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What is the causative agent of the flu?

What is the causative agent of the flu?

A Virus: Like the common cold, and many other illnesses, the flu is caused by a virus. Antibiotics will not help with treating a virus and the best defense is inoculation with an anti-flu vaccine. ...Read more

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Do opioid agents cause daytime augmentation?

Do opioid agents cause daytime augmentation?

Augmentation: When prescribed for restless leg syndrome and other movement disorders, opioids rarely cause daytime augmentation. ...Read more

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What kind of diseases come from agent orange?

What kind of diseases come from agent orange?

Presumptive diseases: Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft Tissue Sarcomas & Respiratory Cancers. ...Read more