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How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?

How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?

Question?: I'm not sure I fully understand what your question is? The drugs you listed all help with symptoms of GERD or stomach ulcers, and they have different means by which they help patients with these problems. The safest and easiest to take are antacids and H2 blockers. Please consider rephrasing your question more specifically. ...Read more

Prostaglandin (Definition)

A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. They are mediators and have a variety of strong physiological effects, such as regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue. Prostaglandins are not endocrine hormones, but autocrine or paracrine, ...Read more


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Are there any selective growth hormone receptor blockers?

Are there any selective growth hormone receptor blockers?

Yes: There is a drug called Pegvisomant (somavert) that works by directly blocks the effects of growth hormone, and has been shown to improve symptoms of acromegaly. There are two other drugs that are less specific in binding but can also be used to treat acromegaly: bromocriptine and octreotide. These are highly specialized drugs that should be prescribed by a physician. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter aromatase inhibitors?

No: There are no over the counter aromatase inhibitors. They are only available by prescription. ...Read more

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Enzyme inducers & enzyme inhibitors, what are these?

Enzyme inducers & enzyme inhibitors, what are these?

Biochemistry enzymes: One induces and other inhibits action of enzyme. Great Wikipedia question. If you have never heard of it always go there first before coming here. ...Read more

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Does progesterone medine like Duphaston contain hcg?

Does progesterone medine like Duphaston contain hcg?

No: Hcg is only made in the body or given by injection. It is not in any other medication such as progesterone. ...Read more

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Clomid (clomiphene) acts by blocking estrogen receptors,thus endometrium will thin out,how this can affect pregnancy rate and implantation of fertilized egg?

Clomid (clomiphene) acts by blocking estrogen receptors,thus endometrium will thin out,how this can affect pregnancy rate and implantation of fertilized egg?

Can effect: Thinning of the endometrial lining is one of the items monitored when fertility doctors give Clomid (clomiphene). This is also why it is only used for a few months in a row before stopping. Leutrozole is another option that can be used. ...Read more

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Is femara (letrozole) used as a fertility drug?

Is femara (letrozole) used as a fertility drug?

Yes: Although Femara (letrozole) is only fda approved for the treatment of certain types of breast cancer, it is also used off-label to stimulate ovulation in fertility treatments. It is sometimes used in the place of clomifene (clomid) for ovarian stimulation. ...Read more

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Is stanozolol a beta receptor antagonist?

Is stanozolol a beta receptor antagonist?

Stanozolol: Stanozolol is a synthetic anabolic steroid derived from testosterone. It is banned from use in athletes but has a role in some medical conditions. Please look up stanozolol in Wikipedia on the internet. ...Read more

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What does somatostatin inhibiting hormone do?

What does somatostatin inhibiting hormone do?

Complicated answer: Somatostatin is an inhibiting hormone that is also known as growth hormone inhibiting hormone or somatotropin release inhibiting factor or hormone. It helps regulate the endocrine system in many ways and has an inhibitory effect on the release of other secondary hormones. ...Read more

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Which of this three medication give glaucoma: alphagan (brimonidine) or timolol maleate?

Which of this three medication give glaucoma: alphagan (brimonidine) or timolol maleate?

This treats glaucoma: Timolol maleate is the generic name of one medicine, timoptic (timolol). Alphagan is another medication to treat glaucoma. They can be used in combination. ...Read more

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What hormone decreases if atrial naturietic peptide (anp) is released?

What hormone decreases if atrial naturietic peptide (anp) is released?

Usually aldosterone: Hi. Salt loading increases ANP and suppresses aldosterone. Not clinically relevant. If you're in a physiology class, please do your own reading and thinking...we're NOT here to do it for you! Good luck! ...Read more

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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (gnrh) stimulates the production what?

Good question: Gnrh would seem by its name to help release gonadotropin. And if used in a certain fashion it could cause the release of gonadotropins (lh, fsh). However when given in a shot and having a sustained effect on the pituitary, it actually suppresses the release of lh and fsh. And this aspect of the medication can be used to help in many situations. ...Read more

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Effectiveness of cervadil vs pitocin (oxytocin) induction?

Effectiveness of cervadil vs pitocin (oxytocin) induction?

Depends on cervix: Before induction your current cervical exam is used as a determinant for which mode of induction. Cervidil is most likely used when the cervix is less soft, dilated, and effaced (thinned out), and more posterior, as it increases prostaglandins release to stimulate dilation, thinning and softening. Those who are already dilated and effaced benefit more from pitocin (oxytocin). ...Read more

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How does delta-12 prostaglandin j relate to cancer?

How does delta-12 prostaglandin j relate to cancer?

Slim pickings: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21967980 It's toxic to leukemia stem cells in one mouse model, or seemed to be so in one lab. I couldn't find anybody reproducing the work, and stuff that sounds too good to be true usually turns out not to be true. This is being used to get people to take omega-3 pills despite the recent work showing them to be worthless for older claims. Be discerning. ...Read more

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What is the function of prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes? :)

What is the function of prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes? :)

Platelets: They all contribute in the platelets function that are responsible in part in blood clotting. ...Read more

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Can succinylcholine drugs (nicotinic depolarizing neuromuscular blocker) decrease intraocular pressure? Any answers appreciated!

Can succinylcholine drugs (nicotinic depolarizing neuromuscular blocker) decrease intraocular pressure? Any answers appreciated!

No.: Succinylcholine actually causes an increase in intraocular pressure for about 10 minutes after administration. Classic teaching was not to use succ in people with open globe injuries. There are situations, though, where using succ with other agents that lower IOP is preferred because it makes intubation more smooth, avoiding hypertension and airway reactivity that is worse for the situation anyway ...Read more

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What is the test for: alpha-fetoprotein, estriol. Human chronic gonadotropin, inhibin a ?

What is the test for: alpha-fetoprotein, estriol. Human chronic gonadotropin, inhibin a ?

QUAD screen.: Historically performed between 16-20 weeks, the maternal serum quadruple screen (quad) is likely to fall by the wayside now that cell-free fetal dna can actually be tested from the maternal blood (maternit21 and others). Quad is a screening - not diagnostic - test. ...Read more

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What hormone stimulates spermatogenesis?

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What hormone stimulates spermatogenesis?

Here are some...: It's hard to say which one stimulates which; oftentimes multiple factors are interacting to make a organ properly although one of the involved factors may play a major role for its overall functions. For sperm formation, FSH (follicule-stimulating hormone) is the key one but conjunction with healthy testicular tissue and LH as well as testosterone. More? Ask your Dr., preferably urologist. ...Read more

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Dinoprostone (Definition)

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Pge2 (Definition)

PGE2 is a labor inducer which is a kind of women's ...Read more