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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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How long does cotinine remain detectable in your hair, urine, blood and saliva?

How long does cotinine remain detectable in your hair, urine, blood and saliva?

1 week: Different people metabolize nicotine at different rates. However, cotinine has a half-life of approximately 18-27 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 27*6/24 = 6.75 days. The cotinine will stay in your system for 1 week. ...Read more

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Which of the following accurately predicts problems with cortisol levels blood test, 24 hr urine or midnight saliva swab?

Which of the following accurately predicts problems with cortisol levels blood test, 24 hr urine or midnight saliva swab?

Depends: Blood cortisol is useful in the diagnosis of cushings (hypercortisolemia) or adrenal insufficiency. A 24 hr urine cortisol is helpful to diagnose excess cortisol. Saliva cortisol is only helpful in diagnosing excess cortisol, not adrenal insufficiency. If a blood cortisol level is low, further evaluation is required to establish if your adrenal function is truly low. ...Read more

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Is there a urine, blood or saliva test to check adrenaline levels - my doc prescribed 10mg amitriptaline for better sleep but w/o checking anything?

Is there a urine, blood or saliva test to check adrenaline levels - my doc prescribed 10mg amitriptaline for better sleep but w/o checking anything?

Avoid sleeping pills: We do not normally measure adrenaline. If symptoms are of anxiety (fear, panic, tremor, sweating, fast heart, etc) and insomnia then there are lots of treatments, including amitriptyline. But best to focus on non-drug interventions for sleep (see: http://goo.Gl/jcscx) and anxiety (see: http://goo.Gl/aibdp). If these fail, then there are very effective psychological treatments too. Good luck! ...Read more

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Expected high cortisol results since bipolar, told 3/13 saliva test (1.94 mcg/dl, 11pm) unreliable. 6/13 labs = 8am blood 5.9, dexameth. Supp. (1mg) 0.8, 24 hr free urine 7.1. Why low now if bipolar?

Expected high cortisol results since  bipolar, told 3/13 saliva test (1.94 mcg/dl, 11pm) unreliable. 6/13 labs = 8am blood 5.9, dexameth. Supp. (1mg) 0.8, 24 hr free urine 7.1. Why low now if bipolar?

No clear relation: There is no clear relationship known between bipolar disorder and cortisol levels. While a number of studies have shown a correlation between cortisol levels and mood disorders these studies are not always conclusive and not always replicated. ...Read more

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Stop smoking at 11:59pm on 03-04-16, I have a blood,urine and mouth test for nicotine. The test is between 3-14/18-2016 will i pass?

Stop smoking at 11:59pm on 03-04-16, I have a blood,urine and mouth test for nicotine. The test is between 3-14/18-2016 will i pass?

Yes, although...: Nicotine stays in urine and saliva for up to 4 days. A metabolite, cotitine, is detectable in blood for up to 10 days, so you should pass (there's a very slight chance of a positive in blood if done the 14th). Congratulations on stopping smoking; while you may have done it to pass this test PLEASE don't resume. Smoking is one of the worst things for your health! See http://tinyurl.com/meuts3g ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more