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Plasma Protein Fraction (Overview)

Plasma protein fraction is a volume expanding agent which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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What is the difference btween pregnancy associated plasma protein papp and total hCG ?

What is the difference btween pregnancy associated plasma protein papp and total hCG ?

Apples and oranges: They are different labs, apples and oranges. The question lacks enough context to give an answer. Papp-a is used in first trimester screening for down syndrome. Hcg is used as part of a down syndrome screening, but also of course is a pregnancy test. ...Read more

Plasma Protein Fraction (Overview)

Plasma protein fraction is a volume expanding agent which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is it true if i consume high amount of protein will increase plasma protein level?

Is it true if i consume high amount of protein will increase plasma protein level?

To a certain level: High protein diet will correct the deficiency, if any, and increase serum protein levels, mainly of albumin. However, it will not raise Albumin or total protein levels above the normal range. ...Read more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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Acetaminophen is 20-50% plasma protein bound & the absorption process occurs by passive transport. What does that mean to the average A. frequent user?

Acetaminophen is 20-50% plasma protein bound & the absorption process occurs by passive transport. What does that mean to the average A. frequent user?

Nothing: It means you need to comply with the limits that the manufacturer recommends. How it gets into you and how it rides around inside of you has nothing to do with how it can ruin your liver overnight if you swallow a fistful. 3000 mg/day is safe; obviously you're going to take it in divided doses. ...Read more

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If someone is on Coumadin for a blood clot in the leg, which type of plasma protein is low?

If someone is on Coumadin for a blood clot in the leg, which type of plasma protein is low?

Not necessarily: A clot can be caused by prolonged sitting, or an injury to the leg with totally normal clotting factors and plasma proteins. Certain clotting disorders may predispose to clotting or bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the difference btween pregnancy associated plasma protein papp and total hCG ?

Apples and oranges: They are different labs, apples and oranges. The question lacks enough context to give an answer. Papp-a is used in first trimester screening for down syndrome. Hcg is used as part of a down syndrome screening, but also of course is a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Who would need a urine catecholamine fractionation?

Who would   need a urine catecholamine fractionation?

Possible tumor: Urine catecholamines are separated into dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, vma, and dopa, among others. Each of these metabolites are differently expressed by certain tumors, often in the adrenal gland, or sometimes in other sites. This gives a guide to where to test further, or what else may be giving rise to the symptoms (often high blood pressure, heart beat abnormalities, etc). ...Read more

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How do I keep my protein levels up when i donate plasma and ufc fight ?

How do I keep my protein levels up when i donate plasma and ufc fight ?

Protein: Good quality protein, minimal processing involved. With increased PO protein have increased water to hydrate body, provide tone, and maintain adequate renal function. ...Read more

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I tried to donate plasma and was turned away because my blood protein level was at 9.5. How do I get it done?

I tried to donate plasma and was turned away because my blood protein level was at 9.5. How do I get it done?

See your doctor: A total serum protein level of 9.5 does need to be investigated. It may just because you were dehydrated. However, a more detailed history, physical examination and some blood tests are required for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


Plasma (Definition)

It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more